As part of the celebrations of the“Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” on
completion of 75 years of India's Independence, the Embassy of
India, Baku organized an event on September 22, 2022, to
commemorate the Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day
The event was attended by the officials of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and other Ministries of the Republic of Azerbaijan,
ITEC Alumni, heads of Indian community associations & prominent
Indians in Azerbaijan and media representatives.
In his address, Charge d'Affaires of India Mr. Vinay Kumar
underlined the significance of ITEC programme for capacity building
of scholars from partner countries including Azerbaijan. He
informed the gathering about the celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit
Mahotsav by the Government of India due to the completion of 75
years of India's independence. He also highlighted the fact that
bilateral trade between the two countries has reached US$ 1.528
billion during January-August 2022 with a growth of 159.5% as
compared to the same period of last year.
A short film on ITEC was played during the event, in which
Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar
emphasized,“India's development cooperation is a key component of
India's Foreign Policy. It is free from conditionalities and
strongly rooted in the principles of Partnership, Mutual Benefit
and Solidarity. India believes that Growth and Prosperity of the
world are indivisible. We all grow together”. Hon'ble Minister of
State for External Affairs of India, Mr. V. Muraleedharan noted,
“ITEC is demand driven whether it is agriculture, rural
development, governance, banking or environmental sustainability
and climate change. Besides sharing our ancient knowledge in
Ayurveda and Yoga, ITEC also shares India's globally acknowledged
During the event, the ITEC alumni from Azerbaijan shared their
memorable experiences during ITEC training in India emphasizing
that they have been utilizing the knowledge and skill gained during
ITEC training, in their respective areas of work.
Under ITEC Programme, the Government of India provides fully
funded scholarships in top institutions in India in more than 300
short term and medium term courses in multiple disciplines. About
30 Azerbaijani ITEC scholars go to India every year to participate
in various ITEC courses. During the period of pandemic, these
training programmes were switched to online mode and more than 200
Azerbaijani scholars have already attended e-ITEC programmes. Now
with the relaxation in travel restrictions, the formal ITEC
programmes have restarted and 8 Azerbaijani officials have already
attended ITEC training in India during the last few months.
In addition, the Government of India also sponsors training of
Azerbaijani officials under professional course for foreign
diplomats as well as various training programmes for students
including under ICCR scholarships and Hindi language training.
Azerbaijani Government officials who are between 25-45 years are
eligible to apply for ITEC courses. Applicants are required to fill
up the application form online and submit a print out of the filled
form to the Embassy through the concerned Ministry. More
information on the ITEC/e-ITEC courses, Terms and Conditions etc.
are available at
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