The programme will be organized at wi-fi enabled EDII Campus located in a serene and pleasant environment, 5 kms away from the Ahmedabad International Airport on the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Highway in Gujarat State. Ahmedabad is well connected by air and rail with the commercial hub centre-Mumbai and the capital city-New Delhi. Participants will be housed in International Standard single occupancy, AC rooms which are well furnished. All the rooms have attached bath-toilet. The campus also has courts for outdoor games like; volleyball, football and badminton, and facilities for indoor games, like; table-tennis, chess and carrom. It also houses a gym. Classrooms are also airconditioned. Semi-formal attire would be preferred in classrooms. However, participants may like to carry formal clothing for group photo and valedictory function. During study visits, participants will be put up in hotels. The Institute will not make any sort of arrangements for friends or family members of the participants and hence the participants are requested to ensure that they are not accompanied by anybody. Throughout the training programme, EDII will facilitate participants to visit places of interest in and around the city. However, for better management of the programme, it may please be noted that participants cannot leave the campus on their own without seeking explicit permission from the Institute.

General Guidelines - Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC)

  1. The classes will be held from Monday to Friday. All Saturdays and Sundays are holidays.
  2. It is compulsory to attend classes regularly. Course completion certificate will not be awarded to those with less than 95% attendance.
  3. If a participant is unable to attend class, he/she must seek prior permission from the respective Course Director.
  4. If a participant wishes to go outside Ahmedabad, he/she must obtain a 'No Objection Certificate' from his/her respective Embassy in New Delhi addressed to the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi and submit the same to the Institute.
  5. The participants have to strictly follow the rules and regulations of the Institute.
  6. Participants will hand over their ticket and passport to the Institute on the first day of the course. The passport will be returned after a day while the ticket will be kept with the Institute for re-confirmation and will be returned to participants on the last day of the training programme.
  7. Course details on individual training programmes, admission procedure and the application form are given under.


Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme popularly known as "ITEC" was launched in 1954 as a bilateral programme of assistance by Government of India.

Under ITEC  161 countries in Asia, East Europe, Central Asia, Africa and Latin America are invited to share the Indian developmental experience acquired over six decades of India's existence as a free Nation.

ITEC is about cooperation and partnership for mutual benefit. It is response oriented and it addresses the needs of developing countries.

India spends about Rs. 500 million annually on ITEC activities. Since 1964 India has provided over US $2 billion worth of technical assistance to developing countries, including neighboring countries (assistance to whom is administered separately).

ITEC is the flag bearer of the Indian Government's technical cooperation efforts, not only because of its wide geographical coverage but also for innovative forms of technical cooperation in which it has assisted.

Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation has five components viz

  1. Training in India of nominees of ITEC partner countries;
  2. Projects and project related activities such as feasibility studies and consultancy services;
  3. Deputation of Indian experts abroad;
  4. Study Tours;
  5. Aid for Disaster Relief (ADR).


Procedure For Filling The Nomination

From this year onwards, ITEC applicants are required to upload applications by themselves. For this purpose, please open ITEC Portal at the link through Google. The step-wise guidance for filling up the nomination is given in a pdf file that appears separately in our website.

After filling up the form, please take a copy of it and get it endorsed by ITEC Nodal Ministry in your country. Nodal Ministry is different from Embassy of India. In each country, a specific Ministry has been identified as a nodal ministry to endorse the ITEC nomination form. It could be Ministry of Industry & Commerce or Ministry of Education & Cultural Affairs so on and so forth. You may have to check up this aspect with the Indian Mission in your country.

Please note that unless all the parts of the nomination form are appropriately filled up and stamped, it will not be approved by the ITEC Division, New Delhi, India.

For your information, the procedure is as under :

You have to submit your application not to us, but to the Indian High Commission/Indian Embassy in your country. For this purpose, after filling up the nomination form, please get it endorsed by the Nodal Ministry (as advised by the Indian Mission) and thereafter, submit it to the Indian Mission for their endorsement. After this procedure, your application will reach ITEC office, New Delhi, India, for their approval.

For your information, EDII's programmes appear under Area of Study titled 'SME/Rural Development Courses'. One has to click this area under so many other options given. Later on, one has to select a specific course of EDII. Since ITEC, the sponsor, is in the process of developing their portal, initially only programmes scheduled between April and August 2015 will appear. Those applicants desirous of participating in courses scheduled later on, have to wait for some more time. Till then, entire courses approved for the year 2015-2016 will be uploaded in ITEC Portal.

As regards accommodation, the participating officers will be housed in single-occupancy air-conditioned room within EDII campus, Ahmedabad. The training programme will also take place within EDII campus itself.

Since it is a Govt.of India sponsored training programme, there is no need of having any invitation letter from us.

As regards Medical Fitness, get the relevant part of the nomination form duly stamped by a Registered Medical Practitioner for which, please contact the Indian Mission in your country.


The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, supports the programme by offering fellowships to cover the following

  • Tuition fee
  • A.C. accommodation in well furnished rooms on single occupancy basis
  • Living Allowance* (Food Expenses + Out-of-Pocket Allowance)
  • Book Allowance (in the form of Course Material, Cases, CD, etc.)
  • Air Travel (Economy Class) to Ahmedabad and back, by shortest route.

* Out of total living allowance, a part of it will be deducted by EDII towards boarding facilities (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) provided at EDII campus and the balance will be given to the participants as out-of-pocket allowance to meet sundry expenses towards laundry, mineral water and the like. In view of the limited living allowance, candidates are advised to bring extra foreign exchange to meet additional expenses, such as; shopping, ISD calls and excess baggage allowance at the time of return

Participants must possess a valid passport and visa for the entire duration of the course.


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