About Us ITEC Program

Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme

About ITEC programme

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 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 centers and other places of interest in India, presenting gifts/donating equipment at the request of ITEC partner countries and providing aid for disaster relief.

Training or capacity building is one of the major activities under ITEC programme. India today offers over 10,000 scholarships covering 47 training institutions. The professionals and people from developing countries are offered unique training courses, both civilian and defence, in different centres of excellence in India.

• (a) Civilian Training Programme For Civilian Training Programme, around 12000 scholarships are being offered to ITEC partner countries to attend the various training courses in India. 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. At the specific request of partner countries, special courses on specific topics are also organized under the ITEC.

• (b) Defence Training This covers training of personnel belonging to all the three wings of Defence Services, viz., Army, Air Force and Navy nominated by the ITEC partner countries in prestigious institutions like National Defence College, Defence Services Staff College, etc. The training field covers Security and Strategic Studies, Defence Management, Marine and Aeronautical Engineering, Logistics and Management, etc.

How to apply

  • All ITEC applications are required to be filled online by the applicants themselves.

  • Applicant should 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 Government Department/Agency is, in turn, required to forward the applications to the Embassy of India, accredited/concurrently accredited to the nominating country along with undertaking by candidate and certification from employer (Part-II of Application Form) preferably 2 months before the course commencement date. 


e-ITEC is a modality of ITEC programme wherein training is imparted in partner countries by Indian Institutes online in real time. Under e-ITEC, the classrooms are shifted to our partner countries and tailor made courses are delivered by Indian faculties online/ through video conferencing. The facilities in the classroom required are desired internet bandwidth, telecommunication links and a focal person to coordinate.

Terms and conditions of the ITEC programme are available on ITEC website at  https://www.itecgoi.in/index 

For any enquiries/information, please reach us at itec.aanarivo@mea.gov.in