Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC)   

The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) program is a flagship initiative of the Government of India that aims to share India's developmental experience with partner countries. The program offers training courses in various fields such as management, engineering, technology, governance, and other areas of public policy. It was launched in 1964 and has since grown to encompass more than 160 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. It provides a platform for partner countries to enhance their human resource capacities and promote sustainable development.

The program provides training opportunities for government officials, professionals, and experts from partner countries. The courses are conducted in premier institutes in India, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), and other reputed institutions.

The training programmes under ITEC are mostly short-term (2 to 4 weeks) to medium term (8 to 12 weeks), though a few long-term training programmes are also available (6 to 12 months). Under the ITEC programme, the trainees are provided with airfare, tuition fee, accommodation and living allowance by the Government of India. The ITEC programme is administered by the Ministry of External Affairs, India.