India ITEC Day 2014
Pictured (l-r) at the reception are Prof MS Makhanya, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Unisa,, High Commissioner Virendra Gupta of India and Minister Naledi Pandor of Home Affairs.
High Commissioner of India to South Africa Virendra Gupta hosted a reception on 17 January 2013 in Pretoria to commemorate ITEC Day.
The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme was launched in 1964 as the flagship programme of the Indian Government for technical cooperation with developing Countries under which assistance in human resources development is provided to partner countries in diverse areas.
Deputy Head of Mission at the Indian High Commission, Mr Changsan (l), is pictured with Tumi Chilwane and Tshepiso Olifant. Olifant is from the Gauteng Legislature and is going to India for training in Finance and Auditing as part of ITEC.
The training programmes contribute to capacity building in 158 countries around the world including Africa. The ITEC programme is a visible symbol of India's role and contribution to South-South Cooperation.
The Government of India fully funds the ITEC courses, provides return airfare apart from giving a modest living allowance for the duration of the course.
Tebogo Malumane (left) from the Agricultural Department in Mpumalanga is going for training to Hyderbad and Nokwanda Fipaza (2nd from right) from the DTI in Mpumalanga is also going for training to India as part of ITEC. They are pictured with their spouses.
In South Africa, the ITEC programme has contributed to improving skills and enhancing knowledge of nearly 700 South African nationals since 1993-94, in areas such as Rural Development, Agriculture, Information and Communication Technology, Poverty Alleviation, Mass Communication, Journalism, Entrepreneurship and other multi-skill development training aimed at increasing competiveness in the job market.
Applicants can get details of courses available and the application process from http://itec.mea.gov.in/. Applications should be submitted to the High Commission of India in Pretoria.