The Programme has the following three components :
(i) Training (civilian and defence) in India of nominees from ITEC partner countries.
(ii) Deputation of Indian experts abroad.
(iii) Study Tours.
(i) Training: Training or capacity building is one of the major activities under ITEC. The professionals and people from developing countries are offered unique training courses, both civilian and defence, in different centres of excellence in India which empower them with not just professional skills, but prepare them for an increasingly globalized world.
(a) Civilian Training Programme: For Civilian Training Programme, around 12,000 scholarships are being offered to ITEC partner countries to attend the various training courses in India. The premiere institutions of India offers more than 300 short-term, medium-term and long-term courses during the year. The training programme is demand-driven and subjects selected are of interest to developing countries for their working professionals. The wide and diverse spectrum of skills and disciplines offered ranges from IT to rural development, parliamentary practices to entrepreneurship, marine to aeronautical engineering and so on. An encouraging trend of senior level participants from within and outside Government joining ITEC courses has been noticed which indicates the efficacy of the courses for capacity building, empowerment and upgrading of skills. At the specific request of partner countries, special courses on specific topics are also organized under the ITEC.
(b) Defence Training: This covers training of personnel belonging to all the three wings of Defence Services, viz., Army, Air Force and Navy nominated by the ITEC partner countries in prestigious institutions like National Defence College, Defence Services Staff College, etc. The facility is also extended and availed of by some select developed countries on self financing basis. The training field covers Security and Strategic Studies, Defence Management, Marine and Aeronautical Engineering, Logistics and Management, etc.
(ii) Deputation of Indian Experts: Indian expert are deputed to partner countries on their request to assist in their development activities. The experts study the problem and suggest solution without disturbing the local socio-economic and cultural environment. Such deputation can be at the working level or at policy making level. These ITEC expert also help in building a sustainable engagement with partner countries. For deputation of ITEC expert the recipient country sends a detailed proposal described by the objective of their assignment, expected outcomes, duration of their study etc. Govt. of India bears all the associated cost of such deputation expect for local logistics and support on Accommodation & Medical facilities, which are provided by the receiving country. Some of the fields covered in recent years have been IT, Audit, Medicine,English teaching, Telecommunications, Agricultural research and military training etc.
(iii) Study Tours: Study tours in India are undertaken at the specific request of ITEC partner coun
tries. Specific areas of interest are identified and two to three weeks programme is arranged during which the delegates are taken to important institutions, training centres, and places of interest in different parts of India.