About Us ITEC Programme


The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme, ITEC for short, is the leading capacity building platform of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.  Instituted in 1964, ITEC is one of the oldest institutionalized arrangements for international capacity building having trained more than 200,000 officials from 160+ countries in both the civilian and in the defence sector.

Building on India's vast and rich network of governance- and development-related expertise available in higher educational institutions and training facilities, ITEC offers nearly 10,000 fully-funded in-person training opportunities through nearly 400 courses offered at 100+ eminent institutes in India each year. 

Today, ITEC utilises a bouquet of varied modalities to meet its mandate of capacity building. Even as we have re-commenced in-person (or on-campus) courses, we have also introduced modalities like   e-ITEC (for online trainings using digital delivery platforms),   ITEC-Executive (short-term policy-focussed, in-person trainings for senior government executives),   ITEC-Onsite and  ITEC-Expert (onsite capacity building assignments carried out by Indian experts).

The courses offered can be broadly classified into the following categories:

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


You can also browse the courses according to streams and Institutes here

Eligibility Criteria

Officials in Government, Semi-Government, Public Sector/Parastatal organisations and Universities/ Schools. Professionals from Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Private Sector and members/employees of NGOs and non-profit organisations. An applicant interested in a course under the ITEC programme should meet the following requirements:

  • Should meet the academic or other requirements set by the Institute for the course s/he is interested in
  • Should be 25 to 45 years old
  • Should have a work experience of a minimum of 5 years
  • Should have a working knowledge of English
  • Should be medically fit

 How to Apply for a Course under the ITEC Programme

Follow the instructions under the Apply Now section on the ITEC website. Fill up the online application form.

ITEC Updated Terms and Conditions for Participants
Click here to see the updated terms and conditions for the participants of the ITEC programme. It covers information on the allowances and facilities provided to the participants and also a set of guidelines to be followed by them.

Apply for e-ITEC / ITEC Online
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.

ITEC Onsite
Under ITEC Onsite, customized capacity building programmes are provided to our partner countries by shifting training to the country itself by deputing our trainers for a short duration. Several focus areas that have been identified to provide trainings include Fertilizer technology; Wildlife; Fisheries Technology; Agriculture and allied sectors; Teachers' Training and Research; Open Education Resources; Securities Markets; Wind Energy; Rural Electrification.

The partner countries approach our missions with a proposal for training under above modalities including details regarding desired area of training, minimum number of participants and classroom facilities etc. The nominated participants by the partner countries apply through ITEC portal and physically join in classes on the given date and time.

Available Courses
For information, please reach us at frontdesk.buenos@mea.gov.in