About Us ITEC Training Programmes

ITEC Programme

About ITEC:

Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) was launched in 1964 as a bilateral progamme of assistance of the Government of India. The  programme now  encompasses in its ambit a wide-range of activities like  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 10,000 scholarships for training opportunities through nearly 400 courses offered at 100+ eminent institutes in India each year. Over 170 countries and ten multilateral organizations are India’s ITEC partners.
Since 2014, India has offered close to 100,000 world - class capacity building trainings and scholarships at premier institutions in India, along with a chance to experience the culture and hospitality of India. Even during the disruptions occasioned by the covid pandemic, the ITEC programme continued with its commitment to share India's development experience with the world, providing online healthcare and governance related trainings to nearly 10,000 professionals through digital platforms.
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 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 (scholarship) to the trainees for the duration of the course to meet other expenditure.  In addition, a book allowance (including welcome kit) is paid for purchase of course-related books and other items of stationery, if not provided by the university.

In addition to the 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.
v)    Candidate should have requiste educational qualification as required for the course.

ITEC website: http://www.itecgoi.in/index


The willing applicants fulfilling the above requirements  may apply to Embassy of India on Monday to Friday at 03.30 PM by submitting their CVs alongwith their photographs (in the prescribed format given below), identification documents (foreign passport) and recommendation letter from their employers. The eligible candidates will be called for interview to assess their proficiency in English language. Successful candidates will be allotted a job relevant course by the embassy:



Preferred choice of courses (please tick)



(in Block Letters)



Date of Birth / Age



Residential Address with Mobile number  & E-mail Id




Office Address & Position held



Total length of service



Number of countries visited during last five years



Have you ever attended ITEC/ICCR Course in India


1. Please affix/attach one recent colour photograph.
2. Enclosed recommendation letter from Employer.
3. Attach a copy of international passport/ID card

Shortlisted candidates can apply online by visiting website www.itecgoi.in/upcoming_courses/apply. After successful submission of online application form they have to take a printout and submit it to Embassy after getting medical certificate from Doctor and certificate from employer.

Tajikistan and ITEC
Tajikistan has been India’s ITEC partner since 1996. Since 2014, nearly 1200 scholars from Tajikistan have participated in the training programme in India. 
ITEC COURSES lasting more than six months