Welcome to the

Bharat Field Ops Fellowship!

The 2nd Covid19 wave is tearing through the country and overloading healthcare facilities.

Bharat Field-Ops Fellowship is a national programme to identify and train 100,000 students in disaster management using digital tools and become part of the Fieldops Reserve Cadre to assist in Covid19 management.

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Supported By

National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board
Act grants - Action COVID-19 Team
Swasth Alliance

Learn from WHO experts how Covid19 is managed at field level

Hands on training in digital tools for disaster management

Become part of a national volunteer team

Meaningful Internship experience for a life-time

Everything you
need to know

What is this?

Experts led field-operations training in Covid19 disaster management using digital tools.


To build capabilities in students to deploy and operationalise CoronaSafe disaster management tools in your district.

Who is this for?

Age 18+ students who have a deep desire to serve the nation and answer the Prime Minister's appeal to youth to come forward. Experience in Social service via NSS, NCC, NGO’s, or team work via University/College festivals, students startups etc is appreciated.


May 08 - May 28, 2021
6 month internship thereafter for successful candidates.


48 hours of highly enjoyable study & self-paced learning


Self-paced learning via video tutorials,with assistance from experts and community.


Weekly Ask Me Anything Sessions with experts from World Health Organisation and Healthcare workers from the field.


A short management course on how disaster management operations work and a technical training on usingCoronaSafe Network tools.





Bharat Field-Ops Fellowship is a national programme to identify and train 100,000 students in disaster management using digital tools and become part of the Fieldops Reserve Cadre to assist in Covid19 management.

An initiative
supported by

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Air Marshal Balakrishnan Suresh

Commander in Chief, Western Air Command (Retd)

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Dr Shibu Balakrishnan

Regional Consultant,
World Health Organisation

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Dr Sachin Suresh

ENT Surgeon, Ernakulam

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Dr. Ajay Nair


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Sanjay Vijayakumar

Founder & CEO,


It has been a truly invaluable learning experience and has learnt from all the constructive input and guidance throughout the course. The course is designed in a manner that learning is not limited. The questions and material are thought-provoking and thus effective. The videos are fabulous and just the right length. I do not see the time go by when I am working on these lessons. I really liked the tone of the videos and the narrative materials. I am extremely happy that I have completed the course as I gained a lot of insight and knowledge on COVID - 19. Great Course and thank you for making this course so satisfying.
- Reema Shaji ( 2nd Year, Computer Science Engineering Student)
Community Response Network was a splendid course by corona safe Network knowledge base. From my perspective, instead of blindly obeying rules regarding covid protocol I had an experience of how these rules are coined or what is the intention behind these rules. The course was easily accessible and step by step procedures were included in it. Even though we are checking daily corona positive datas and updation we were not aware about it at that time, but after going through the course I got an idea of how our system manages such a pandemic and what are the responsibilities I have. In the current times, this course is a mandatory one to make awareness regarding the pandemic. Thankfully appreciating each and everyone who made such a stunning platform
- Asna P (3rd Year, BTech Civil , Government Engineering College Thrissur)
CRN 101 was a great program. The sessions conducted in this program helped us to gain so much information. The question and answer session was fun and informative and we got to know each other. Lastly the interactive session was also great. Truthfully CRN 101 was a great experience.
- Muhammed Khalifa Zayed (2nd Year, BTech CSE , MES College of engineering Kuttippuram)


This program is created by a team of over a dozen people from across multiple companies, with funding from the ACT foundation.

ACT is a 100 crore fund setup by India’s leading tech entrepreneurs and venture capitalists for supporting efforts combating COVID-19. CoronaSafe is a recipient of ACT grants.

This funding enables us to offer the course to you for free.

Work alongside CoronaSafe Engineering Fellows

CoronaSafe Network codebase is a national asset created by India’s leading software industry engineers along with the National Health Mission, Government of India and Department of Health, Government of Kerala.

During the first Covid19 wave in March 2020, over 300+ industry software engineers voluntarily contributed to build CoronaSafe Network. The software is currently being used in over 300 hospitals to record patient intake and availability of facilities. This results in a central dashboard used by the Ernakulam district collector’s office for monitoring and allocating resources.

In Jan 2021, 50,482 students applied for CoronaSafe Engineering Fellowships from which 18 students were selected and successfully completed industry led software training for continous upgradation of CoroanSafe Network. You shall work alongside india’s top software engineering students and give inputs from the field to improve operational efficiency of the software and processes.



Hospitals Using the platform


Patients Managed


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Telemedicine Calls

* Stats as of April 22, 2021

We are now looking to select 100,000 of the best students in India to become trained field operations volunteers under expert guidance.

Successful students who complete the programme shall get a semester long internship with CoronaSafe to contribute in deploying and managing CoronaSafe tools to more districts in India.

Join the Community Response Network

This is an AICTE backed course that shall give you a real understanding of how pandemic management and government systems work in general. You shall also get training into operating the real software tools that healthforce workers use in the field. Once you complete your training successfully, you shall be inducted into the Field Operations Reserve Cadre to deploy CoronaSafe Network in your district.

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with WHO experts, Doctors and Field Healthcare workers

You will hear experience reports from people in the field who have been managing Coronavirus since March 2020. There will be no long, boring introductions; instead you will hear raw stories from the field, what are the key challenges and how Covid19 management is taking place.The best things about these AMAs are the free-wheeling question and answer session where you talk with the speakers about the most pressing questions in your mind.

Fellowship with a diversified group of students from across the country

This programme is open to all college from across the country and you will team up with them to work together to strengthen the fight against Covid. You shall also work alongside 18 CoronaSafe Engineering Fellows who have undergone a 12 week intensive training and are now working under industry guidance to upgrade the open-source tools. You will learn to collaborate with them through git, GitHub and file product upgrades that are necessary for improving efficiency of field operations. You will have access to a community forum for discussions as well as a Discord server for conversations. There will be a kind and respectful code of conduct to make the experience welcoming for everyone.


You will learn a host of practical skills that will help you in kick starting your career and some lessons that will stay with you even long after.

Real world experience and understanding.

Covid 19 is stress testing the indian healthcare system and disrupting normal life like never before. It is hard to predict how many waves of the virus are left to hit india. Consensus is building amongst global epidemiologists that Covid19 is here to stay. CoronaSafe Network is a fully functioning battle-tested solution that has managed over 1.5 Lakh patients in Ernakulam, the largest district of Kerala. You shall learn about how various government departments come together to fight the virus, observe what gaps are there and find solutions to fill those gaps

Be a part of Reserve Force

The field health-force across the country is going through tremendous physical and mental exhaustion, caused by being in the operational front over the last 13 months. As vaccinations have additionally started, the load on healthcare workers have increased manifold and we need to support district administrations to operationalise digital tools. Your mission is to learn how to operate CoronaSafe Network as a power-user and learn to integrate it with various healthcare facilities in your district.

Fundamental Duty to our nation

Article 51-A of our constitution outlines the fundamental duties of citizens of every citizen of india including to defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so; As part of the Field Ops Reserve Force, you shall have the basic training and skills to be in service of the nation and ready to serve your state or district administration, if the need so arises.


April 28, 2021

- Application Opens

May 05, 2021

- Application Ends

May 07, 2021

- Announcement of selected students

May 08, 2021

- Program Begins

May 28, 2021

- Program Ends

May 31, 2021

- Successful Trainees List Published

June 01, 2021

- Internship with CoronaSafe begins (6 months)


Email us atbharat@pupilfirst.org

Apply now for
Bharat FieldOps Fellowship!!