ITEC Programme


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About ITEC

Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme popularly known as "ITEC" was launched in 1964 as a bilateral progamme of assistance of the Government of India. Since then, the programme has evolved and now encompasses in its ambit a wide-range of activities which includes imparting training (civilian and defence) in India to nominees from ITEC partner countries, undertaking projects and project related activities such as feasibility studies and consultancy services, deputing Indian experts abroad to assist in developmental activities, conducting study tours of experts from partner countries to important institutions, training centres and other places of interest in India, presenting gifts/donating equipment at the request of ITEC partner countries and providing aid for disaster relief. Under this programme, India today offers about 10,800 scholarships per year to 161 partner countries and 13 multilateral agencies for training in 54 institutions in India.

50 Years of ITEC


ITEC Training

Capacity building is one of the major activities under ITEC programme. Professionals from developing countries are offered wide range of training courses in different centres of excellence in India. The entire expenditure on training under ITEC for category-I countries is borne by the Government of India.  The Government of India bears the cost of air travel and expenditure on tuition fees, accommodation and study tours. Government of India also pays a living allowance (stipend) to the trainees for the duration of the course to meet other expenditure.  In addition, a book allowance is paid for purchase of course-related books and other items of stationery.

Besides specific eligibility criteria for each course, following are the general pre-requisites for ITEC training in India:

i)  Candidate should be between the age of 25 and 45.

ii) Candidate should possess working knowledge of English for attending English language courses and good knowledge of English for other courses.

iii)  Candidate should be of sound health.

iv)  Candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of work experience.


ITEC website :  https://www.itecgoi.in/index.php

The candidate should fill up the ITEC application online and submit a printout of the application through the nominating Ministry/Organization to the Embassy.

Kazakhstan and ITEC

Kazakhstan has been India’s ITEC partner since 1992. Since then, nearly 1000 scholars from Kazakhstan have availed the programme.  Government of India has allotted 40 slots for Kazakhstan for 2017-18 (April, 2017 to March, 2018). 


Celebration of Golden Jubilee of ITEC Programme in Kazakhstan on 10th March, 2015

Celebration of ITEC and ICCR Days, 2016


ITEC Programme 2017-2018

List of Training Programme/Courses

Terms and Conditions for ITEC Programme

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Contact Person at the Embassy of India, Astana

Mr. P. Jeya Pazham,
Attache (ITEC)
e-mail : itec.astana@mea.gov.in 
Tel.No.: + 7-7172-925700/701