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What is Code for GovTech?

Code for GovTech (C4GT) is an ecosystem initiative to build an open-source community around Digital Public Goods (DPG), Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) and tech building blocks with use cases in social impact.

Code for GovTech's
Dedicated Mentoring Program

Are you passionate about driving social impact through open-source technology?

Code for GovTech (C4GT) has conducted two rounds of Dedicated Mentoring Program (DMP) since 2022 where selected students and working professionals get an opportunity to contribute to critical tech building blocks with the guidance of a dedicated mentor. They work closely with DPG builder and adopter organizations on real world problem statements that have a population-scale social impact.

As part of the initiative, DMP is an experiential learning opportunity for technology enthusiasts across the globe who are passionate about technology. Participants will solve population-scale problems, work on live open-source projects and drive impact, while being mentored closely by experienced industry practitioners.

Who can Participate in C4GT's DMP?

College Students
Working Professionals
 Tech Enthusiasts

Benefits of Applying as Contributor to C4GT's DMP?


1:1 Mentorship 

Hands-on mentoring with problem-solving sessions & professional development from industry experts.


Career Advancement

Contributors can get extended internships / PPOs with participating organisations & receive a lucrative stipend.


Impact at scale

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Exposure to experts

Interact & engage with experts from the ecosystem for an enriched engagement and learning experience.


Vibrant community

Discover how DPGs are breaking barriers; collaborate with the vibrant community of talented coders & industry veterans.


Hands-on learning

Access to immersive bootcamps, peer-to-peer sessions & product deep-dives. Implement learnings on your projects!

To become a part of the community

Timeline for DMP 2024

Boost your Selection Chances by 25%
with 3 Easy Steps


Contribute to projects in open community & earn points

With the earned points, you can boost your selection chances!


Applications for DMP 2024 Open on Unstop on April 8th

Till Then Contribute to the Open Projects

Hear from the Contributors from DMP 2023

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Ashi Jain, NIT Jalandar

Contributor DMP 2023

on Project Glific by Tech4Dev

I had the opportunity to learn Elixir, develop Gliffic- a communication platform for NGOs, huddle with the Gliffic Team on a fully-sponsored Udaipur Sprint. In addition to the stipend, I also got an extended internship opportunity with Project Tech4Dev after DMP 2023.

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Manika Jain, Delhi Technological University

Contributor DMP 2023

on Project ABDM by National Health Authority

I used to put myself in a box and learn from a restricted environment. But C4GT changed that for me, and I would cherish that for the rest of my life! I am very grateful for the engaging Bootcamp sessions and networking opportunities that I received.

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Rishit Gupta, KIIT Bhubaneswar

Contributor DMP 2023

on Project SunBird UCI by EkStep

Code for GovTech has been a transformational chapter in my professional life. To say I am thrilled to be a part of it would be an understatement. Streamlining communication technology catapulted my growth.

Here are the Projects from Last Year's DMP


Question 1. How can I boost my chances of getting selected for the program?

You can increase your chances of selection to the Dedicated Mentoring Program by 25% by contributing to the open community tickets. Join the community on discord, register your GitHub profile, explore the tickets listed in the open community and start collaborating to earn DPG points.



Question 2. Is this the first time that Code for GovTech's Dedicated Mentoring Program is happening?

No, this is the 3rd edition of C4GT’s DMP. It was conducted in 2022 for the first time with 13 contributors , 9 projects & 4 organizations. In 2023 DMP scaled to 103 Projects , 103 Contributors, 87 Mentors & 21 organizations.


Question 3. How long is the Code for GovTech's Dedicated Mentoring Program?

The C4GT's Dedicated Mentoring Program lasts for 3 months, from June 1 to September 11, 2024.

Question 4. Who can apply for Code for GovTech's Dedicated Mentoring Program?

Any technology enthusiast who has the skill set mentioned in the project requirements and is interested in coding and willing to contribute to open-source projects is eligible for participation.

Question 5. Why should I apply to Code for GovTech's Dedicated Mentoring Program?

Applying to C4GT's Dedicated Mentoring Program can benefit individuals looking to enhance their open-source contribution skills. C4GT offers a learning opportunity with industry experts, providing valuable knowledge and experience. Participants also receive a lucrative stipend ( last year's stipend was INR 1 Lakh). Additionally, they can secure a PPI or PPO with participating organisations, leading to exciting career prospects.


Question 6. How are contributors selected for Code for GovTech's Dedicated Mentoring Program?

Organizations that want to participate in C4GT's Dedicated Mentoring Program submit a list of projects. Participants then apply to work on these projects. This submission is in the form of a project proposal. The participating organisations and mentors select the students who will work on their projects based on their qualifications and project proposals.

C4GT Advisors

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Shri Abhishek Singh (IAS)

President & CEO NeGD, MD & CEO - Digital India Corporation & CEO Karmayogi Bharat.

Abhishek Singh is an officer of the 1995 batch of IAS and has worked with the central government to create policy for leveraging technology to improve Governance. He has been the guiding  force behind running major population-scale projects such as Karamyogi, DIKSHA and DigiLocker

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Dr Pramod Varma

 Chief Architect of Aadhaar, CTO - EkStep Foundation and Co-Founder for

Pramod played an integral role in building  and scaling Aadhar to 1.2 billion people in a short span of 7 years. In addition, he has also helped architect various India Stack layers scale such as eSign, Digital Locker, and Unified Payment Interface (UPI).

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Donald Lobo

Founder - Open Brackets Foundation & Executive Director - Chintu Gudiya Foundation. 

Donald has been actively working to empower NGOs and organisations to develop open-source software for the public good. His foundation's current focus is on transforming the way non profits use tech and data via the Project Tech4Dev, Avni and Glific initiatives

C4GT 2023 in numbers


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Highlights from C4GT 2023

DPG Bootcamp

An immersive 4-day boot camp was conducted to orient selected contributors

Inaugural Event

C4GT 2023 was inaugurated on 30th of June by dignitaries in the DPG ecosystem

After Movie

Tune in to watch the DMP 2023 Showcase, for key stats and testimonials from contributors, mentors and supermentors!

Summary Report

Read the detailed report on C4GT Dedicated Mentoring Program 2023.

C4GT Partners

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