AICTE GDC Software Engineering fellowship for Students: Apply by 26 Dec 2021

AICTE GDC Software Engineering Fellowship Program for Engineering Students

Hey Engineering Students! All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in collaboration with Pupilfirstorg has launched the GDC Software Engineering fellowship for students. This is to identify the top 40 Indian students for an industry-led training program. The ones who complete the entire training are eligible to get a semester-long remote internship with CoronoSafe/eGov Foundation to contribute open-source code to further develop this global digital public good.

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This news was announced on Twitter from “AICTE in collaboration with pupilfirstorg has launched GDC Software Engineering Fellowship to identify brightest software engineering students in India for an industry-led training cum internship program.”

About AICTE GDC Software Engineering fellowship

GDC Engineering Fellowship is a national program to identify the top 40 Indian students for industry-led training to become full-stack developers and get a six-month internship for open-source contributions to create digital public goods.

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The programme aims at creating a cadre of trained software engineering students for the development and deployment of digital public goods.


  • Must be a current Undergraduate or Postgraduate student in any course at a higher education institution in India within the age group 18-25
  • You should have written at least some amount of code yourselves before, either on personal projects or college projects.

Important Dates of AICTE GDC Software Engineering fellowship

January 07,2022 – April 08,2022. 6-month internship with eGovernment Foundation thereafter for successful candidates.

The last date to apply for the fellowship program is December 26, 2021.

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Course Outcome

  • Learn industry-standard practices for programming and product development.
  • Learn the basic concepts of web development.
  • Strengthen Python and Typescript skills.
  • Develop basic knowledge of Databases and how to operate them.
  • Fundamentals of React, Typescript, and the Django Framework.
  • Understanding and building modern applications within the Django Web Framework.
  • Basics of deployment and scaling web applications.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • 160 hours of highly enjoyable study & programming.
  • You just have to dedicate 12 hours a week throughout the total duration of training (13 Weeks).
  • Self-paced learning via video tutorials, but between specified programming assignment dates.
  • Weekly sessions with mentors and fellow students, AMAs with industry veterans, code reviews, and dedicated Q&A forum.
  • Python, Django, React, Typescript. Relax! You’ll learn all these in the course and no prior knowledge of them is required.

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Yes, A National Fellowship Certificate is issued by the All India Council for Technical Education and Industry for graduates.

How to Apply for AICTE GDC Software Engineering Fellowship?

To apply for this program CLICK HERE.

Note: Ten scholarships are reserved for women to promote gender balance in this programme.

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