Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) Education

Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC)

The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme was launched on 15th September, 1964 as a bilateral programme of assistance of the Government of India. It is the flagship programme of the Indian Government's technical cooperation effort, not only because of its wide geographical coverage but also for innovative forms of technical cooperation. Being essentially bilateral in nature, ITEC is about cooperation and partnership for mutual benefit. It is demand-driven and response-oriented. It is focused on addressing the needs of developing countries.

ITEC is a unique programme under which the Government of India helps in imparting training under various fields as diverse as building schools in Maldives, restoration of Angkor Wat in Cambodia to farming techniques to farmers from Burkina Faso. In Cambodia, currently the Archaeological Survey of India is engaged in the restoration of Ta Prohm Temple in Siem Reap and Preah Vihear Temple in Preah Vihear province under ITEC Programme.

Over 2600 Cambodian nationals have been trained from 1981 till 31 March 2023 under the ITEC programme of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. 250 civilian training slots have been allotted to Cambodian nationals in 2023-2024. The range of courses includes English, Computer Applications, Management, Entrepreneurship Development, Rural Development, Agro Industries, Labour Administration, Audit, Finance, Banking etc.  For more details about ITEC Programme and making online application, please visit ITEC website

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Vijay Shankar Prasad,

Second Secretary (Education) & Head of Chancery,

Embassy of India, Phnom Penh
Tel No. +855 23210912/913