The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) proposes to start the 3rd Study India Programme (SIP) to enable overseas Indian youth (foreign citizens of Indian origin) 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 organised from 22nd December 2014 to 14th January 2015 (tentative) in partnership with a institute of repute, Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE), Pune. The participants would undergo a 3-week programme within the selected institute with academic and cultural content and 01 week of field visits organised by the Institute.
Details of the programme are available on the website of MOI. Click here for further details, including application form and eligibility criteria, for the 'Study India Programme'. Selected participants are provided full hospitality in India during the programme and 90% of the cost of air ticket (lowest economy excursion fare) is reimbursed to the participants on successful completion of the programme.
Diaspora youth in the age group of 18-26 years, can apply through the Consulate General of India, Johannesburg well in time so that their applications can be forwarded to MOIA by 28th November 2014.