ITEC Civilian Training Programme 2018/19 for Developing Countries (Fully-funded to India)

ITEC Civilian Training Programme 2018/19 for Developing Countries (Fully-funded to India)

Deadline: 3 months before training begins.

The ITEC Civilian Training Programme 2018/19 is open for applications. The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme is bilateral programme of assistance of the Government of India that enables international candidates from developing countries to participate in six-week training courses in India.

Training or capacity building is one of the major activities under ITEC. The professionals and people from developing countries are offered unique training courses, both civilian and defence, in different centres of excellence in India which empower them with not just professional skills, but prepare them for an increasingly globalized world.

About the Civilian Training Programme

For Civilian Training Programme, around 12000 scholarships are being offered to ITEC/SCAAP partner countries to attend the various training courses in India. The premiere institutions of India offers more than 300 short-term, medium-term and long-term courses during the year.

The training programme is demand-driven and subjects selected are of interest to developing countries for their working professionals. The wide and diverse spectrum of skills and disciplines offered ranges from IT to rural development, parliamentary practices to entrepreneurship, marine to aeronautical engineering and so on.  An encouraging trend of senior level participants from within and outside Government joining ITEC courses has been noticed which indicates the efficacy of the courses for capacity building, empowerment and upgrading of skills. At the specific request of partner countries, special courses on specific topics are also organized under the ITEC.

ITEC Courses

  • Agriculture, Food And Fertilizer
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Banking, Finance, Accounts And Audit
  • Cyber Technologies
  • Education
  • Engineering And Technology
  • English Language
  • Environment And Climate Change
  • Government Function
  • Health And Yoga
  • Human Resourse Development And Planning
  • Irrigation And Water Resources
  • IT And Business English
  • Management And Leadership
  • Media and Journalism
  • Petroleum And Hydrocarbon
  • Power, Renewable & Alternate Energy
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Rural Development And Poverty Alleviation
  • Smes And Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Development And South South Cooperation
  • Telecommunication
  • Textile
  • Trade And International Market
  • Urban Planning
  • Virtural Reality
  • Vocational Training
  • Women Empowerment


  • Air FareThe Government of India provides excursion/economy class air tickets for travel of participants from the capital city of the participants’ country to the training Institute in India and back.
  • VisaPrior to departure for training in India, participants are advised to apply for Visa to the Embassy/High Commission of India, accredited or concurrently accredited to their country. Visa is issued gratis to them. Visa issued for the Course cannot be utilized for some other purpose.
  • Course FeesCourse fees are borne by the Government of India.
  • AccommodationAccommodation is provided by Government of India in hostel/hotel, depending on the Institute and the charges are borne by the Government of India. In case, the Institute provides hostel accommodation, it is both on single or double occupancy basis depending on the rules of the Institute. Participants are advised to check about the status of hostel on the Institute website. Accommodation, if arranged in a hotel, is on a single-occupancy basis.
  • Participants are required to pay for availing services such as: a. Room service, b. Laundry, c. Local and outstation telephone calls, fax, etc.
  • Living AllowanceGovernment of India pays (through the Institute concerned) living allowance of Indian Rupees 25,000/- per month, calculated on the basis of arrival and departure dates, for meeting expenditure on food, out-of-pocket expenses, etc.
  • Book AllowanceGovernment of India provides book allowance of Indian Rupees 5,000/- for purchase of Course-related books and other items of stationery. For claiming reimbursement, participants are required to submit vouchers.
  • Study TourParticipants are taken on study tours to acquaint/familiarize themselves with aspect of history and culture of India as well as to institutions/industries symbolizing modern India as part of their Course Curriculum. Government of India bears cost of approved study tours during the Course.
  • Medical FacilityParticipants selected for training Courses are expected to be medically fit. Medical facility is for ailments of immediate and emergency nature occurring in India. No medical reimbursement allowed for ailments of regular/chronic nature. Participants must carry their own medicines for chronic ailments like diabetes, hypertension, etc. and have to bear the expenditure for medicines and consultation of doctors on their own.


  • Officials in Government, Public and Private Sectors, Universities, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, etc.
  • Candidates should possess adequate work experience.
  • Candidates should come from one of the ITEC Partner countries.

Criteria for admission:

  • Academic qualifications as laid down by the Institute for the Course concerned.
  • Working knowledge of English required to follow the Course.
  • Age between 25 to 45 years.
  • Medically fit to undertake the training.


  • Applications should reach the Embassy/High Commission of India preferably 3 months before the commencement of the Course.
  • Participants are required to obtain from the Indian Mission the contact telephone/mobile numbers of the Course Coordinator and the Institute. They must familiarize themselves with the weather conditions and the type of clothes to be carried to India
  • Participants are required to conduct themselves with discipline and abide by rules, regulations and guidelines as stipulated by both the nominating Government and the Government of India
  • Participants are required to complete the training Course. Request for change of Course midway would not be entertained.
  • Participants are required to abide by the rules of the university/institution/establishment in which the participant is selected to undergo the training as well as participate in all Course-related activities including submission of periodic assessments/tests as conducted by the Institute.
  • Participants are to refrain from engaging in any political activity and/or any form of employment for profit or gain.
  • Participants are not allowed to bring along their spouses or families for the duration of the Course. No such request would be entertained by Government of India.
  • Participants are required to return to their countries upon completion of the training Course.
  • Participants who leave the Course midway without prior intimation/permission of the Ministry of External Affairs or remain absent from the Course without sufficient reasons are liable to refund the cost of training and airfare to Government of India.
  • Participants are taken on study tour(s) as part of their Course Curriculum to visit different heritage sites/places of interest in India. No requests for any additional private tourism, etc. will be entertained during the Course.
  • ITEC sponsorship may be cancelled at any time due to unsatisfactory conduct, breach of conditions of the Programme, failure to make satisfactory progress in the training Course or for other sufficient reasons as determined by the Government of India.
  • Female participants are advised to abstain from joining training Courses if they are pregnant prior to their departure for India.


Applications should reach the Embassy/High Commission of India preferably 3 months before the commencement of the Course

  • Applicants can browse the available courses
  • Apply for ITEC training program (starting October to December) by filling up the online application form and take a print out of filled form. This form is to be submitted to the nodal/designated Government Department/Agency of applicant’s country.
  • Nodal/designated Department/Agency is, in turn, required to forward the applications to the Embassy/High Commission of India, accredited/concurrently accredited to the nominating country along with undertaking by candidate and certification from employer (Part-II of Application Form).
  • Candidates may later check the status of their application by logging-in at .The credentials for log-in may be noted while filling up the form.

For any further information/clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Embassy/High Commission of India

For more information, visit ITEC Programme.