High Commission of India in Guyana holds reception for alumni of India-based skills program

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The High Commission of India in Guyana held a reception ceremony this week for the alumni of Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) program.

The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Program, 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 defense sector. The program’s goal is aimed at sharing India’s own development experiences with fellow developing countries on the basis of partnership and cooperation for mutual benefit. 

The program offers nearly 10,000 fully-funded in-person training opportunities through nearly 400 courses offered at 100+ eminent institutes in India each year.

India and Guyana continue to collaborate on the cultural and educational fronts with over 50 ITEC scholarships; 9 ICCR Commonwealth scholarships for Under-Graduate/Post-Graduate and Phd. courses in India; 5 scholarships for learning Indian Culture, Dance & Music etc. along with upcoming “Know India Programme” scholarships for Guyanese youth and Elderly.  All these scholarships are completely funded by the Government of India. Over 4650 Guyanese have studied in Indian Universities like Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) and Jain University under the Government of Guyana funded GOAL Scholarship scheme. The Guyana Defense Forces also send their officers to India for various training courses with the Indian Armed Forces.

On 12th May,2022 the first batch of five officers from Guyana Police Force under ITEC 2022 had left for training at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) for a 4-week training to improve the capabilities of Guyana Police Force to fight cybercrime. 

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 program 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 is administered by the Development Partnership Administration-II Division of the Ministry of External Affairs.

Learn more about the ITECH programme: here 

Reference: High Commission of India, Guyana



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