An NGO that is interested in software donation applies online through our www.bigtech.in portal. NASSCOM Foundation through its network of partners and outreach, does a due diligence on the applicant and based on the set criteria qualifies the NGO(s) for the grant.
ANNOUNCEMENT - Important Program Changes as of April 1, 2018
The following changes to this program will come into effect as of April 1, 2018. Please review these changes so that you can incorporate them into your technology planning. These changes allow Microsoft and NASSCOM Foundation to continue to provide nonprofits with the technology they need to achieve their missions.
What Will Change?
What Won’t Change?
For more information, see the Microsoft Software Donation and Discount Program – Eligibility, Allotments, and Returns page.
Send us a copy of your organization’s ‘Society Registration Certificate’ OR ‘Certificate of Registration under Trust Deed of Public Charitable Trust’ OR ‘Certificate of Registration under Section 25 of the Companies Act’.
The documents can be sent through fax at +91-22-2836 1576.
Please note that for foreign donations like Microsoft & Bytes of Learning, an organizations' FCRA registration is also mandatory by the Ministry of Home Affairs, India. After having received your documents, we will confirm your organization’s eligibility status within five working days of receipt.
You need to send the following documents after filling the online registration form on the website:
The scanned copies can be sent to [email protected] OR through fax/courier to:
Nasscom Foundation (Mumbai)
Samruddhi Venture Park
Ground Floor, Office # 13-16
Central MIDC Road
Phone : +91 22 28328535/36/37/38/18/19
Fax : +91 22 28361576
Go to the home page of BigTech website (www.bigTech.in).
I have lost my username, password and email address.
Write to us at [email protected] on your organizations letter head requesting for a new username and password.
Your registration on BigTech is one time. You cannot edit your profile details on BigTech. If there are any changes, please email it to [email protected]
We do not have an FCRA certificate. Is FCRA mandatory for BigTech donation?
For local donors like Quick heal Antivirus, Busy Infotech and Eagle Conferencing, FCRA is not mandatory.You can avail these software donations. However, FCRA registration is mandatory for international donors like Microsoft, Adobeand Bytes of Learning. The FCRA is a rule by the home ministry and not a constraint from BigTech or donor companies.
Each eligible organization may request up to six titles(titles are the software products of the donors) and up to 50 user licenses per title for a two-year period, with the following exceptions:
Eligible organizations are entitled to receive only one package of 25 user licenses for unlimited usage through out the month.
The minimum number of licenses that you can request for is 5 seats/ 5 licenses except for server licenses as 1 server licenses is equal to 5 seats/5 licenses.
We have already requested for donation this year. Can we request again?
Each eligible organization may place a maximum of two orders (one per year) within a two-year period.
Bytes of Learning:
Each qualifying organization may request a single donation within a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
Eligible organizations are entitled to receive only one package of 25 users licenses for unlimited usage throughout the month.
180 days gap between two orders with each order of maximum 25 licenses.
Click here to see the procedure for accessing licenses.
If you are facing any technical issues while downloading any of the Microsoft licenses then please check with a technical person from your end or contact Microsoft Activation center on the following phone nos. (91) 80 4010 3000,1800 11 11 00 or 1800 102 1100.
The BigTech technology donation program will be charging an administrative fee for each request processed. The fee is to cover the cost of administering the donation program.
The screenshot shows you the appearance of the Admin fee and name of the product in the website.
Windows Vista Business Upgrade(32-bit)(Includes Software Assurance)
Admin Fee: Rs. 492.00
This admin fee/amount can be transferred directly into our bank account. All the payments must be remitted through funds available in India and in Indian rupees only.
The bank account details are as mentioned below:
Account Name: NASSCOM Foundation
Bank Name: HDFC
Branch : K.G. Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Bank Account : 00031450000317
SWIFT Code: HDFCINBBDEL
IFSC Code: HDFC0000003
After the payment is done, please send the payment details (if you pay by cheque then, the cheque no.) to [email protected] so as to help us to process your order at the earliest.