ICCR Visitors Programmes
ICCR VISITORS PROGRAMMES
The ICCR administers various programmes under which it hosts eminent
personalities from abroad for a certain period. These programmes promote India’s
cultural relations with other countries through various instruments that involve
people to people contact.
These programmes also includes a variety of sessions such as lectures, round table discussions, call on Ministers, senior government officials, NGOs, intellectuals etc. as well as visits to places of cultural and educational importance.
Distinguished Visitors Programme (DVP)
Under this programme, the Council facilitates visits by Nobel Laureates, Members of Parliament, former Prime Ministers, bureaucrats, think-tanks, well-known personalities in the field of politics, Art & Culture to India to experience Indian culture and interact with institutions and audiences in India. Leading representatives of think tanks and cultural institutions are also invited to share their insight and experiences and to meet Indian leaders in their area of expertise, as well as obtain a first-hand view of developments in India.
The programme of the visitors typically includes a variety of sessions such as lectures, round table discussions, call on meetings with Ministers, senior government officials, NGO’s and intellectuals.
Academic Visitors Programme (AVP)
Under this programme the Council facilitates visits by eminent academicians, (Vice Chancellors/Professor) to India to experience Indian culture and interact with institutions and audiences in India. Leading representatives of think-tanks and cultural institutions are also invited to share their insight and experiences.
The programme of the visitors typically includes a variety of sessions such as lectures, meeting with Vice Chancellors of Indian Universities, call on meetings with Senior bureaucrats, NGO’s and intellectuals.
Gen-Next Democracy Network Programme
ICCR organizes the “Gen Next Democracy Network Programme” as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM). Young emerging leaders of 75 democracies and global forum united to visit India to get a comprehensive overview of India’s democractic traditions, its cultural heritage, its developmental initiatives and democratic traditions.
The delegates are briefed on India’s progress in the political arena, in economic sectors and in science and technological capabilities by different organizations. The programme is divided into various groups with each group consisting of about seven to eight countries with two to five delegates from each country.
Orientation Programme for Students of Hindi, Abroad
Under this programme, the Council facilitates visits by Hindi speaking students abroad to visit India and experience Indian Culture and interact with institutions and audiences in India.
Under its mandate to strengthen people-to-people contact between India and other countries, ICCR facilitates visits of performing/visual artistes, choreographers, curators, scholars, authors, academicians abroad to participate/perform in international events/festivals/seminars/conference/exhibitions or to give lectures/talk on the field of his/her expertise.
The facilitation is done by providing to and fro Economy Class air-ticket from a city in India to a city abroad where the participant has been invited by the host organization/institution/university. The request of the participant is evaluated on the basis of approved guidelines.