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ITEC Programme

No. Abuj/Adm/881/02/15

High Commission of India
Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme

Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme was launched by the Government of India on 15 September 1964 for bilateral cooperation and technical assistance. Under ITEC and its sister Programme SCAAP (Special Commonwealth African Assistance Programme), 161 countries in Asia, Africa, East Europe (including former USSR), Latin America, the Caribbean as well as Pacific and Small Island Countries are invited to share in the Indian developmental experience acquired over six decades in various fields.

ITEC is about cooperation and partnership for mutual benefit. It is response-oriented and it addresses the needs of developing countries. India possesses rich experience in the field of economic development as well as manpower skills and technology suited to the geographical and ecological conditions of partner countries. ITEC programme is an initiative of the Government of India’s capacity building effort in various fields.

The professionals and people from ITEC partner countries are offered unique training courses in different centres of excellence in India which empower them with not just professional skills, but prepare them for an increasingly globalized world. There are 47 empanelled institutions conducting 280 short-term, medium-term and long-term courses during the year. The training Programme is demand-driven and subjects selected are of interest to partner countries for their working professionals on a wide range of skills and disciplines.

The training is offered in various subjects such as accounts, audit, banking and finance, management, computers, advanced computing, information technology, telecommunications, labour issues, entrepreneurship development, small medium enterprises (SME) business development, rural development, English-language proficiency, mass communication, educational planning and management, tool design, pharmaceuticals, education and research, textile research, environment and renewable energy etc. (This is an indicative list. For an exhaustive list, please see ITEC Brochure 2016-17 .

The ITEC programme is fully funded by the Government of India. All expenses related to training programme such as course fees, living allowance, book allowance, study tours, emergency medical assistance as well as return air fares are borne by the Government of India.

ITEC& countries under jurisdiction of this High Commission viz. Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon & Chad

Countries under this High Commission’s jurisdiction, namely Federal Republic of Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Republic of Cameroon and Republic of Chad have made extensive use of professional training courses in India ranging from Auditing to Solar Energy.

ITEC courses are most popular in the fields of banking, entrepreneurship development, small enterprises, management and diplomacy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & National Planning Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has played a major role in bringing ITEC programme to the attention of the many states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Several Nigerian journalists were trained at the Indian Institute and Mass Communications in journalism.

How to Apply

All new applications are now required to be filled in by the applicants themselves at the "Apply for ITEC/SCAAP course" link at the website ( https://www.itecgoi.in/meaportal/registerApplicant). They can choose their own login email ID and create their login password, which would be used by the system to keep them posted of the processing status. After a candidate has applied for a course, he/she must take a printout of the application and send it to the this High Commission, Plot 364, Cadastral Zone, Off Constitution Avenue, Central Business District, CBD, Abuja, Nigeria through the nominating Ministry/organisations. Please note that customized Users Manual for the applicants is inside the Portal, the latest version of which can be accessed by clicking the Help icon.

For more details on the ITEC training courses including the eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, procedures for sending application forms contact Mr.N. Sivan, Second Secretary (ITEC) E-mail: itec.abuja@mea.gov.in.