General Background

Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India (TECC) is the Republic of China (Taiwan) government representative office in India. It is responsible for promoting ROC (Taiwan) and India’s bilateral relations in the areas of the economy, trade, investment, the media, tourism, culture, education and science and technology.

TECC is currently headed by Representative Amb. Tien Chung- Kwang. TECC has several divisions including Consular Division, Economic Division, Education Division, and Science and Technology Division. Each division is responsible for managing related aspects of the bilateral relationship and advancing mutual interests between Taiwan and South Asian countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.

The Consular Division is responsible for the issuance of visas to foreigners who wish to travel to Taiwan and provides documents authentication services. The Division is also responsible for the issuance of passports to ROC (Taiwan) citizens and provides services for ROC nationals and overseas compatriots' communities in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.

The Economic Division promotes economic and trade relations between Taiwan and aforesaid South Asian nations by engaging with the government authorities and private sectors.

The Education Division promotes educational communication with India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. Taiwan has constantly provided scholarships for students from South Asia and promoted higher education exchanges including Taiwan Fellowship for the scholars in the region through which there is swift flow of knowledge across national borders.

The Science and Technology Division aims to boost bilateral and multilateral scientific exchanges and activities. This Division is also actively promoting and bridging the cooperation amongst scientists, academics and universities of Taiwan and those in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.