In response to this strong global interest, India Foundation, in association with the
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, is announcing the Kautilya Fellows
Programme (KFP) in February 2019. KFP is a unique and comprehensive 10-day
workshop on India’s Foreign Policy and Public Policy. It includes a visit to Kumbh
Mela in Prayagraj which is the largest religious congregation on earth. The curriculum
of KFP is well rounded to cover major thematic issues and strategic bilateral
relationships in India’s foreign policy, understand India’s public institutions and their
role in shaping India’s political economy and society.
This event will bring together as participants, researchers, academicians and
enthusiasts from across India, India’s neighbouring countries and from key partner
nations. These sessions will be addressed by senior practitioners and thought leaders
including officials of the government, national leaders, experienced diplomats,
domain-specialists and ambassadors of several countries. In addition, the KFP will
deploy innovative mechanisms to facilitate in-depth analysis and interaction through
Field Visits, Foreign Policy Labs and Mini-Workshops on selected issues.