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 over 10,000 scholarships covering 47 training institutions. Over 140 countries and ten multilateral organisations are India’s ITEC partners.
50 Years of ITEC
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 Government of India. 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 for
other courses, candidate should possess a good knowledge of English.
iii) Candidate should be of sound health.
iv) Candidate should have 5 years minimum 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 2016-17 (April
2016 to March 2017).
Link to ITEC Day celebrations in Kazakhstan on 10th March, 2015
Link to Celebration of ITEC and ICCR Days, 2016
ITEC Programme 2016-2017
List of Training Programme/Courses
Contact Person in the Embassy of India
Mr. P. Jeya Pazham,