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ITEC Fellowships

Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Training Programme
The Programme is sponsored by the Technical Cooperation Division, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. From Afghanistan side, the scheme is administered by the Independent Administrative Reforms & Civil Service Commission (IARCSC)

The object of this scheme is to train middle level public officials of the Afghan Government Ministries/Department/Semi-Government Organizations. A limited number of seats are also open to private/business organizations.

During Indian Prime Minister's visit to Afghanistan in August, 2005, the number of slots for Afghanistan was increased from 200 to 500.

Courses Offered:

Over 200 training courses are offered in various fields covering areas of:

Business Management, Journalism, IT, Legislative training, Power Distribution, English Speaking and writing skills & Business communication; Tools Design; Bio medical/ optical/ ophthalmic equipment, Audit (PSE/Disinvestment/IT/ Environment/Energy), Flow measurement & control techniques, Urban planning and management, Mass Communication, Power plant management, HR planning, Manpower research, Engineering (Civil/mechanical/agriculture), Accounts, Agriculture and Rural development, Logistics and supply chain management; Textile management; Prevention of HIV/AIDs etc. The duration of the courses varies from 2 to 52 weeks. Details of courses can be accessed at:- External website that opens in a new window   

Application Procedure
Applications for ITEC courses are required to be filled in by the applicants at “Apply for ITEC/SCAAP Course” link at the new website (  External website that opens in a new window).  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 the course, he/she must take a printout of the application and submit it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Afghan Civil Service Institute (ASCI), IARCSI, through the nominating Ministry/Organization. A pre-qualifying English language test is conducted by MoFA/ACSI.  MoFA/ACSI will examine the applications and forward the eligible applications along with the English proficiency certificate, to Consulate General of India, Mazar-e-Sharif for further processing.  For more information please visit:  External website that opens in a new window
Terms and Conditions:

The training programme covers tuition fees and provides accommodation and limited living allowance, Economy class both ways airfares are also borne by GOI.

Status of Implementation:
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Sl.No.Contact PointPhone Number
1Consulate General of India,Mazar-e-Sharif050-2047242


Contact Details from Afghan Side:

1 Mr. A. Mohammad Alawi
Dy Director General MFA,
Cultural Relations
General Directorate 
+93 202100368+93
2 Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Haqnazar
Director of Advanced
Training & Bursaries Affairs,
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