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Join the GDC AI Workforce:
Lead the Next
Tech Revolution

The Global Developer Corps (GDC) AI Workforce is a growing team of students working with industry experts to develop and build digital public goods, driving nation-building missions.


Launched by AICTE for one lakh students to gain the skills and practical experience required to lead the next wave of industry advancements.

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Ashesh Kumar

Ashesh Kumar

“The GDC AI Fellowship provided essential skills in cutting-edge technologies and invaluable industry mentorship, accelerating my tech career and securing a position at Microsoft.”

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Shailesh Aanand

Shailesh Aanand

“The 6-month internship not only boosted my skills but also allowed me to contribute to DPG projects, providing a fulfilling career start with Google.“

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In the Spotlight: Recognitions from Tech Leaders

Shout Out from Satya Nadella CEO and Chairman of Microsoft for Open Healthcare Network

Watch Satya Nadella's keynote at Microsoft AI Tour

Mentioning the Open Healthcare Network, an open-source work done by our students along with industry experts.

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OpenAI Features GDC Alumni's 10-Bed ICU Project

OpenAI's blog features the 10-Bed ICU project by our previous GDC batch students. Discover how their innovative design is transforming critical care and setting new standards in healthcare technology.

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GitHub Showcases GDC Alumni's Impactful Healthcare Innovation

GitHub showcases the transformative work of GDC alumni in revolutionizing healthcare in India through the Open Healthcare Network's CARE platform, impacting millions of lives.

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contributing to
the Global Standard of Excellence.

GDC AI Workforce is a national programme for one lakh students to gain the skills and practical experience required to lead the next wave of industry advancements. You shall work on challenging problems that require innovative skills, imaginative solutions, and collaborative teamwork.

See what students from GDC have built since 2021.

GDC Batch 2021

Abhinandan Arya
Apurva Nagar
Amit Kumar
Arpan Abhishek
Divya Garg
Karan Sanjeev Nair
Khavin Shankar G
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Peeyush Goyal
Pradipta Ghoshal
Samyuktha Ganeshkumar
Sandra Kakkarayil Jayakumar
Shailesh Aanand
Shri Hari L
Swapnil Jagtap

GDC Batch of 2021 students supported the government in setting up COVID war-rooms with oxygen management capabilities during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

GDC Batch of 2022 and 2023

Aakash Singh
Abhiuday Gupta
Aryan Patel
Ashesh Kumar
Gokulram A
Ishan Mishra
Mohammed Rabil K
Naman Gogia
Pragati Bhattad
Pranshu Aggarwal
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Ritesh Aggarwal
Rithvik Nishad
Shivank Kacker
Siddharth Nikhil
Suryashankar Das
Suprabath Kondapally
Sai Sathvik Reddy Bontu
Yogesh Bhutkar
Devdeep Ghosh
Kshitij Verma

GDC Batch of 2022 and 2023 developed the TeleICU tooling for the 10BedICU project, addressing the shortage of healthcare professionals in district hospitals across rural and remote India. The project is now live in 9 states in India and continues to expand.

Admission is now open to the GDC Batch of 2024

Join this growing community and learn how to boost productivity like never before and make a big impact in the society by using next generational tools and applications.

Be Part of Transformational Missions

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Healthcare Grid with AI


Education Grid with AI


Water Grid with AI

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Energy Grid with AI

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Sports Grid with AI

Upcoming International Missions

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Learn to Code with
Industry Standards

As part of the GDC AI Workforce, you shall have access to :

National Curriculum by Industry

National Curriculum by Industry

To learn skills required to write software code with beginner to advanced courses approved by AICTE.

Learn from Your Seniors

Understand from your Seniors

Clear doubts with seniors working in industry.

Weekly Production Release

Weekly Production Release

Get production release notes on live projects every Monday to learn what's improved in the software code from last week.

GDC Tuesdays

GDC Tuesdays

Join GDC fellows demonstrating the feature they are working on and get feedback on how to improve quality, every Tuesday at 7:30pm online.

What do I gain
by joining?

Quality education is not a race with one winner. By joining GDC AI Workforce, you can achieve a global standard of excellence in professional skills and experience.

Advance Your Skills with
GDC AI Workforce

  • Gain access to a professional environment of India's top developers who designed and built population scale Digital Public Goods.
  • 14-week coding following AICTE-approved model curriculum in advanced web development.
  • Receive feedback from industry experts and elevate your skill.
  • Get internship opportunities for contributing to live projects, which are currently live in 9 states across India.
  • Feel satisfied from the impact created by your work on society.
  • Be able to convert the knowledge and skills gained into “Academic Credits via ABC” towards your degree. Issued to your ABC Account by TransDisciplinary University or your home institution..
  • Join a network of like-minded individuals for ongoing support and connections throughout your career in the industry.
  • GDC National Fellowship Certificate on completion of training and internship.

Who can apply ?

Are you currently a student?

You must be an undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) in an Indian higher education institute.

Is your age between 18-25?

You should be within this age range to apply.

Do you have regular programming experience?

Regular programming experience is essential.

Have you made any GitHub contributions?

Active contributions on GitHub in the past six months are preferred.

Engaged in any
open-source projects?

Contributions to open-source projects in the last year are highly advantageous.

Application Process

Selection Process

Screening Test

Post successful submission of application, candidates undergo a comprehensive screening test to evaluate their coding skills and theoretical knowledge.


A personal interview assesses each candidate's problem-solving abilities and suitability for the program.

Training and Internship


Selected students will be onboarded for a 14-week training, adhering to the Code of Conduct (CoC).

Internship Eligibility

Students who complete training become eligible for a 6-month internship. The selection for the internship is based on the policies of our internship partners.



To support the mission, scholarships are offered by industry partners which allow us to offer the course for free.

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Industry Internship Opportunities.

Real-World Impact with
Digital Public Goods.*

Upon successfully completing our Full Stack curriculum, top performing students become eligible for exclusive internship opportunities to work on Digital Public Goods, allowing you to apply your skills to solve real-world problems and contribute to nation-building.

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*Digital Public Goods - According to the United Nations, digital public goods are open-source software that adhere to privacy and other applicable laws and best practices, do no harm, and help attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). CARE software developed and maintained by GDC students has been identified as a DIgital Public Good by UN (United Nations).

Add Skill-based credits to your current degree.

At the end of the courses, you have the option to convert your learning into 12 academic credits that would be deposited into your ABC account through our LITE institution partner "TransDisciplinary University (TDU)" for a fee of ₹999 + GST or your home institution (applicable fees as per your home institution requirements).

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Gain access to
fellowships &
full-time jobs.

Hear from students who have learned AI Skills while interning with eGovernance Foundation during college and now working full-time building solutions for healthcare delivery.

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Get inducted to
our super-cool
alumni network.

Since 2016, 819 students have graduated from our courses/programmes to work at leading startups and corporations.

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The leadership
behind this effort.

In recognition of the significant societal impact of the GDC program, the AICTE, Government of India is expanding the Mission to create a workforce of 1,00,000 students.

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Prof. T. G. Sitharam

Chairman, AICTE

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Srikanth Nadhamuni

Founding CTO, Aadhaar

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Pramod Varma

Chief Architect, Aadhaar & IndiaStack

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Sridhar Vembu

ZOHO Corporation Member,
National Security Advisory Group

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Sandeep Singhal

Venture Philanthropist Board Member,
ACT Grants

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Narayan Ramaswamy

SGM ADNOC and Director General,
Bharat Tech Foundation

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Dr. Leena Chandran Wadia

TransDisciplinary University Member,
Drafting Committee of National Educational Policy

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Sanjay Vijayakumar

Co-founder, Pupilfirst

Frequently asked questions