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All India Council for Technical Education.

Leadership in Teaching Excellence
National Teaching Fellowships

AICTE LITE Teaching Fellowship is a national fellowship for experienced software engineers who love teaching and are interested in contributing time for bringing the academic curriculum in engineering colleges at par with industry standards.

Selection of LITE teaching fellows is complete!

We have completed the selection of the LITE teaching fellows. Congratulations to the selected fellows! They are:

  1. Avishek Jana

    Co-Founder & Principal Engineer, GEOGO Techsolutions Pvt. Ltd.

  2. Melson J Zacharias

    CTO, Perleybrook Labs LLC.

  3. Vignesh Rajendran

    Principal Engineer, Oracle.

We appreciate the efforts taken by applicants who did not get selected this time around. We shall email you about future opportunities.

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Supported By

aicteACT GrantsPupilfirst

Everything you
need to know

What is this?

It’s a national teaching fellowship for experienced software professionals.

What is its purpose?

To enable industry knowledge to flow back to faculty and students at engineering colleges.

Who is this for?

Software engineers with 3+ years of experience with interest in teaching.


March 14, 2022, to February 20, 2023


15 hours per week for 12 months. We expect you to put in a couple of hours of work every weekday.


3000 USD per month.


Remote. The course implementation happens entirely online.

Required expertise?

At least one of Django, Ruby on Rails, or React with TypeScript. You need to have in-depth proficiency in one of these stacks.

Part-time or full-time?

Both part-time and full-time options are available.


Engineers may volunteer as part of their organisations’ CSR activity after informing their reporting manager.

Open Source?

Yes. All curriculums are open-sourced under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license.


Yes. You would be awarded a National Teaching Fellowship Certificate jointly by the All India Council for Technical Education and Pupilfirst.org.

An initiative supported by

Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe

Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe

Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education

Mekin Maheshwari

Mekin Maheshwari

Founder, Udhyam.org & ex-CTO, Flipkart

Shekhar Kirani

Shekhar Kirani

Partner, Accel

Sandeep Singhal

Sandeep Singhal

Senior Advisor, Nexus Venture Partners

Nachiket Mor

Nachiket Mor

Visiting Scientist, BALM

Dr. Ajay Nair

Dr. Ajay Nair

CEO, Swasth.app

Three National Fellowships

This fellowship program is created jointly by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and its partner Pupilfirst with donor funding from ACT Grants to catalyse the structural changes required to solve low-quality learning outcomes at Indian engineering colleges.

Who should apply?

We're looking for someone who is passionate about teaching and interacting with students. You will join a team of coaches and be responsible for the content of the courses that AICTE approves for deployment to students. The course implementation happens entirely online.


At least three years of experience in the field of full-stack web development using Ruby on Rails, Django or Typescript (React).

  • Prior experience in teaching technical skills, such as conducting workshops, giving seminars, personal coaching, writing instructional articles, etc. are desirable.

  • Good English writing and speaking skills - you will be responsible for the education of remote students, so communication skills are critical.

  • Access to a good internet connection.

Key Responsibilities

As an industry coach for a nationally approved engineering curriculum, you play an instrumental role in the online course implementation, evaluation and providing feedback for iterative course development processes.

Your Responsibilities include

  • Taking charge of the content of the web development courses that have been developed so far. This means upgrading existing course content to meet student demands and authoring new content to match industry standards.

  • Assist in selecting Teaching Assistants (TAs) from students who have already completed the course. These TAs will help you in course implementation processes.

  • With the assistance of teaching assistants (TAs), ensure that students going through a course meet the expected course outcomes. This would include answering their questions in the community (forums), reviewing student submissions and giving feedback, etc. on a regular basis.

  • Mentor TAs to enable them to perform at their best in their duties.

  • Provide technical inputs for improvement of the teaching and learning process.

  • Bring in industry experts for AMA sessions during the course, evaluations of students projects and network with industry to showcase potential internship opportunities.

  • Assist in identifying more coaches when the need arises.

  • Conduct train-the-trainer sessions when required for specific courses.


Your knowledge would initially be implemented to faculty and students in 28 academic institutions under 13 State Public Universities.

State affiliating universities

Force Multiplier in Healthcare

Top engineering students from the web developer course would work on open-source contributions such as the TeleICU for the 10bedICU project. The project aims to bring high-quality critical care/ ICU services to remote and rural India where there are no specialist doctors available.


February 07, 2022

-LITE Industry Call issued by ACT

March 07, 2022

-Last Date to Apply for Fellowships

March 14, 2022

-Shortlisted Fellowship Candidates Announced

March 21, 2022

-LITE Industry Fellows Announced

Rolling Evaluations

All incoming applications are evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis, and if there are enough qualified applicants, the application process will close earlier. Therefore, we encourage you to apply early if you are interested in being a part of this fellowship program.

07 March, 2022: Last date to apply for LITE Industry Fellowships

Frequently Asked Questions


If you have any questions, email us at teaching@pupilfirst.org with CC to Neetha Joy at ACT Grants at neetha.joy@uwbengaluru.org