Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme, founded in the year 1964, is an act of faith, a journey into the heart of India’s home grown enterprise dovetailing inspired diplomacy, innovation and rural uplift. Transformation is indeed, the guiding mantra of the ITEC that hinges on capacity building and skill transfer to hundreds of thousands of students, professionals and mid-career diplomats in 160 countries across continents including Central Europe. Besides empowering them with life-sustaining skills, the ITEC programme also gives students from different countries a taste of the multicultural and pluralistic ethos of India. Networking and bonding is incredible among students. The ITEC has also become a powerful instrument of projecting India’s soft power and its cultural diplomacy as most of these students retain a life-long association with India after their brief stay in the country. With India emerging as a global power, its knowledge economy that is epitomized in the ITEC programme shines forth as an example of the country’s ethos of creating a more equitable and balanced world based on transfer of technology and skills.
Indian Government fully-funded scholarships under the ITEC programme for 2016-17 are available to Polish and Lithuanian nationals aged from 25-45 years for short, medium and long term courses ranging from Accounts, Audit, Banking, Finance, IT, Telecommunication, English, Management, SME/Rural Development, Technical, Environment and Renewable Energy Courses etc.
Persons employed in government departments, public sector undertakings, chambers of commerce, universities etc should apply through their departments. Certification of proficiency in English and medical report are mandatory. Persons working in the private sector may also apply. Applications must reach the Embassy of India in Warsaw not earlier than four months before the start of the selected course. All applicants will interact with Embassy officials before their applications are sent to India.
Those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the courses tend to fill up very quickly.
The training brochure, application forms and terms and conditions for academic year 2016-17 may be downloaded from the Embassy’s website.
For further inquiries, please contact the ITEC officer as below on any working day between 10 am to 5 pm: