Embassy of India
This Ministry proposes to start a programme called the ‘Study India Programme (SIP)' to enable overseas Indian Youth ( Foreign citizen of Indian origin, not including Non-Resident Indians) in the age group of 18-26 years to undergo a short term course of 4 weeks to familiarize them with the art, culture, heritage, history and social and economic development of India. The programme will be organized from 25 September-23 October, 2012 (tentative dates) in partnership with a select Institutes of repute. There would be 30 participants in the programme. The participants would undergo a 3 week programme within the selected Institute with academic and cultural content and one week of field visits organized by the Institute.
2. The following may be noted in this regard
i. This programme is open only for diaspora youth in the age group of 18-26 years. NRIs are not eligible to apply for this programme.
ii. It is open to PIOs from all over the world
3. Details of the programme would also be available on the website of this Ministry i.e http://moia.gov.in
4. The nomination for first SIP (25th September-23rd October should reach to this Embassy by 31.07.2012.