GitHub offers new programs for developers, students and startups in India

GitHub announced programs for developers, students and startups in India at the GitHub Satellite India virtual event, kicking off today.
GitHub at a IT eventIndia is home to GitHub’s third largest community of developers. It said over 1.8 million developers joined GitHub in India over the past year with the community in India now totalling 5.8 million developers.

The number of contributions on the platform, such as issues and team discussions increased by 75 percent in India compared to about 40 percent for the rest of the world over the past year.

In public repos, the number of contributors increased by 80 percent over the previous year and over 1 million developers created their first repository on GitHub in India, making it the fastest growing country in the world, in terms of developers contributing to open source.

GitHub predicts the community will grow to more than 10 million developers in India by 2023 as the company is witnessing the same level of engagement and growth across enterprises embracing open source.

The adoption of GitHub Enterprise by businesses based in India has tripled. Companies such as Infosys, Cognizant, InMobi, Udaan, ShareChat, Capillary Technologies, Swiggy, ArisGlobal and many others have chosen GitHub to collaborate and build the software.

GitHub partners including  Amrut Software, Canarys Automations, CXIO Technologies, DevTools, Embee Software, G7CR Technologies and Sonata Software are helping customers across India embrace an agile, secure and collaborative software development culture.

Maneesh Sharma, country manager, GitHub India said: “Indian developers are building the future of software and the country is uniquely positioned to continue to drive innovation that accelerates human progress.”

The company has introduced three programs for India: GitHub Open Source Grants, GitHub Externships, and GitHub Accelerate.

GitHub will offer grants for a total sum of INR 1 crore (10 million) to support the valuable open source projects that are driving innovation across India, and raise awareness of this important work to attract more software contributions from the developer community across the world.

In 2020, GitHub saw the number of students participating in the GitHub Campus program increase by 142 per cent. Over 100,000 students signed up to GitHub Student Developer Pack and its campus offering was adopted by more than 100 higher-education institutions in India.