Students share their fulfilling experiences.

Shivank Kacker

Student - GDC


Student - GDC

Shri Hari L

Bannari Amman Institute of Technology

Anna University

My Internship Journey with CoronaSafe Network was super amazing. It was very interesting to learn Web Development and build out tools for serving the nation. I have learnt technical skills like Functional Programming, working with MVCs and a lot more. I have also learnt soft skills including how to do pair programming, to work in teams, speaking etiquettes and more. I thank Pupilfirst, CoronaSafe & AICTE for giving me this opportunity!
Few weeks after my training started, I was very much motivated to learn more new stuff. It was really inspiring how my mentors were guiding me in each and every step. Once my training period was over, I joined with my mates in a project called ARIKE which is a centralized software system for Palliative Care. It made me even more excited to contribute to the Open Source World.
I even started digging the source code of most popular products. Later during the COVID-19 second wave, we worked on a project called LIFE which served the emergency leads to millions of people around the nation. It was a great experience while working on an application which just scaled up in a single week.
Later I worked on CARE, Patient Management System used by Coronasafe Network for pandemic management in Kerala. I could make myself contribute some translations for the project. Also, worked on its Dashboard, revamping its performance by implementing new frameworks. I thank all my mentors and my mates who worked with me.
I learnt a lot of new things while working with the team. My sincere gratitude to Pupilfirst, CoronaSafe Network and AICTE for providing this great opportunity for the students.

Apurva Nagar

New Horizon College Of Engineering

Visvesvaraya Technological University

The CoronaSafe Fellowship was a one of a kind program which gave me a headstart in learning how software development happens in industry.
From the amazing training given by coaches, I was able to work with the latest tech stack on production level systems being used in multiple districts and pair programming with other interns and tech leads.
It enhanced both my tech and interpersonal skills. This is something I will always cherish.

Arpan Abhishek

CMR Institute of Technology

Visvesvaraya Technological University

I got to know about the programme from a friend of mine and I applied on the same day.
The application we had to develop as part of the admission task was to be built in 5 hours to 2 days and I was so excited about it and was able to complete it within 1-2 hours.
I had a lot of expectations, like getting mentorship, building a solid network of developers and the programme met every expectation of mine.
It helped me grow as a developer and taught me how to work with git and collaborate with the team.

Karan Sanjeev

KCG College of Technology

Anna University

Coronasafe Engineering Fellowship Programme made it possible for me to write code that helps thousands of patients and doctors.
They gave me quality guidance and mentorship while also connecting me with industrial specialists.

Khavin Shankar G

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

SRM University

I had a very productive, fun, and unique experience throughout my fellowship. I applied to this fellowship to improve my coding skills, but I got lots more out of it.
We had AMA sessions on Tuesdays with industry experts and entrepreneurs which were interesting and motivating. During our training, we happen to do assignments that will be reviewed, and suggestions on how to improve them further were given which was really helpful.
I learned new stacks like Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, rescript, React, and Django, some of which I never used before. I got first-hand experience working on applications that were in production and used by multiple state governments to combat COVID-19. The best part of this fellowship is that I met so many new people, fellow interns, coaches, developers, managers, and many others, all of them were easily approachable and helpful.
We did lots of peer coding with other fellows, which was new and interesting, this helped me learn new coding styles and approaches. To summarize all this in a single sentence, I had a very productive, fun, and unique experience throughout my fellowship.

Sandra Kakkarayil Jayakumar

College of Engineering Trivandrum

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (initially Kerala Technological University)

The 10-weeks fellowship programme helped me build a strong foundation in ruby, react and rescript. The hands-on tutorials and programming assignments helped me learn much better and faster. The mentors were approachable and really helpful in clearing my doubts and giving suggestions for improvements.

Abhinandan Arya

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

University of Delhi

Before the programme, I was completely unfamiliar with backend development. I only knew Android Dev.
But App development had some limitations related to version support and platform(even in cross platform app dev like Flutter etc). Also I wanted to solve some problems which can be portably accessed.
That inspired me to switch to web development and at that time I heard about Coronasafe Engineering Fellowship Programme, I was very much excited to have such experience. After the fellowship, I was able to enhance my backend dev skills with rails.
Also the interaction with other fellows and coaches help me to explore many things.

Peeyush Goyal

University Insititute of Engineering and Technology

Panjab University

The journey with CoronaSafe Network has been really amazing. I, being a developer, love to develop software products and tools which create value in other people's lives. CoronaSafe Network provided me with that opportunity.
Initially we had no knowledge of programming languages used in the software. We learnt new languages in a few weeks and then were working on building production applications in the 4th month. We had complete ownership of the work that we did. Constant guidance from the CoronaSafe Network team really helped me to improve and become a better software developer.

Divya Garg

University Maharani College

University of Rajasthan

Coronasafe internship gave me the opportunity to get valuable hands-on experience and knowledge about how softwares actually works and are maintained. I have learned a lot of valuable skills which I will use throughout my future career. It is a great opportunity for interns to apply their knowledge to real life situations.

Amith Kumar

National Institute of Engineering

Visvesvaraya Technological University

The program helped me a lot to grow as an open source developer and taught me a ton of things about how to work in a team. It was a great opportunity to work on a real time project and help lakhs of people.

Pradipta Ghoshal

College of Engineering and Management

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology

The fellowship not only taught me new technologies but also very valuable best practices, programming paradigms which is helping me a lot at work now. My favourite part was one to one interaction with the coaches as they were super fun and the most helpful!

Devdeep Ghosh

I had a great experience during the GDC Engineering Fellowship. It was a well-structured and informative learning opportunity. The access to experienced mentors was invaluable.
They provided guidance, answered questions, and helped me navigate the technical challenges. The program's flexibility in terms of timing and project management was a significant plus. It allowed me to adapt my schedule to work on the fellowship alongside my other commitments.

Kshitij Kr Verma

My experience at the fellowship till now was great, the team is friendly and understanding also the work is flexible in nature. Not to forget, the skills I've learned here are something I couldn't easily acquire on my own and will be helpful throughout my career in tech.

Sai Sathvik Reddy Bontu

Apart from learning React, I had very valuable insights into how real applications are developed. During the internship I inculcated new practices like avoiding hacks/get around, reading documentation.

Gampa Sriharsh

After completing the WD201 course at Pupilfirst, I was thrilled to be shortlisted for the GDC Engineering Fellowship. The excitement peaked when I learned I had been selected for an interview, marking my first step into working on real-world production applications.
The fellowship, initially focusing on frontend development, offered me invaluable hands-on experience with React, GitHub, and other essential development tools. This practical learning phase led to my active contribution to Coronasafe repositories, where I honed diverse skills crucial for open-source development. More than just coding, the program offered insights into real-world coding standards and best practices.
The daily End-of-Day (EOD) calls were a highlight. Here, mentors provided guidance, resolving doubts and errors, significantly enhancing my communication skills.
Knowing my work contributed to healthcare repositories, used by the government in hospitals, fills me with immense satisfaction. This opportunity to impact real lives has been deeply fulfilling, and I am immensely grateful for this enriching internship experience.