1. The ITEC programme is open to all, including those in government or private employment, but a condition is that the course being attended should have some bearing on the kind of work the applicant is involved in.
(For instance, those involved in Journalism or Publishing can apply for courses offered by the Indian Institute of Mass Communications while persons who are employed in Industrial units, running their own companies or are working in government and dealing with industrial development, could avail of courses in the National Institute For Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. The core philosophy is that the training received in India should be relevant to and of use in the candidateâ€™s job or sphere of activity. While filling up the application form, each candidate is expected to briefly explain how he or she expects the training programme chosen to be of use in his/her profession.)
2. Applicants from the Government sector need to be nominated by an agency identified by the Ukrainian Government for the purpose, while private sector employees should be recommended by recognised Chambers of Commerce.
3. The other conditions are that, the candidate should be between 25 to 45 years of age and MUST possess knowledge of English, as all courses are conducted in English language only. Candidates who have already attended ITEC programmes in India are not eligible to apply again.
4. Once the application form has been filled in by the candidate, it has to be sponsored on behalf of the Ukrainian government by some authority. This authority could be the regional government or department where he/she is employed.
5. Two copies of applications forms, duly filled in along with two passport sized photographs, should arrive in the Embassy of India in Kyiv at least three months before the commencement of the course. The final selection is done by the concerned institute in consultation with the Indian Foreign Office in New Delhi. Candidates who are selected have to come to KYIV to collect their visas and air tickets. Visas for ITEC students are free of charge
NOTE: - (Candidates who come from cities/regions in Ukraine other than Kyiv will have to bear the cost of their travel to Kyiv and back after their return. While in Kyiv, candidates have to make their own arrangements for accommodation and transport.)
6. After the trainees return from India upon the completion of the course, they are expected to fill up a feedback form, indicating what they felt about the programme, whether they found it useful .This enables the Embassy to recommend corrective actions in case of problems and helps the future trainee and Institute. Indian Government assesses the worth of the programme and its relevance, as perceived by the trainees.
7. Training expenses are entirely borne by the Government of India. These include the cost of International or Domestic air travel, Accommodation as well as Training charges at the institute. A stipend, or living allowance, is also given to the trainees to meet part of their day-to-day needs.