Sensing the desire to ability Indian staff for rising applied sciences, Google, in affiliation with era finding out platform Pluralsight and academic establishment Udacity, on Thursday introduced a brand new scholarship programme that may assist educate 1.three lakh builders and scholars around the nation.
As a part of the programme, Google will fund 100,000 scholarships at the Pluralsight era finding out platform and 30,000 scholarships on Udacity platform.
The scholarship would allow scholars achieve get right of entry to to complex finding out curriculum and additional their employability in cell and internet building, device finding out, augmented and digital fact, synthetic intelligence (AI) and cloud platforms.
“The new scholarship programme is in tandem with Google’s aim to train two million developers in India. The country is the second largest developer ecosystem in the world and is bound to overtake the US by 2021,” William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead for India, Google, instructed newshounds in New Delhi.
In 2015, Google CEO Sundar Pichai had said that the worldwide Internet seek engine massive will educate 2 million new android builders within the subsequent 3 years in India.
“In the last one year, we have engaged over half a million students and developers across India through a variety of programmes and initiatives. Since we announced our skilling initiative in India, 210,000 students have completed Google developed courses on Udacity, with 117,000 students completing the course this year,” Florance knowledgeable.
With Udacity, 1,000 builders can be decided on to obtain complete Nanodegree scholarships.
“Unlike China, India is lagging in innovation but is adopting technologies faster. There is an urgent need to upskill and reskill India’s technology workforce,” Florance stated.
According to Arun Rajamani, Country Head and General Manager, Pluralsight, India’s tech staff goes thru a section of transition.
“We are thrilled to partner with Google to help developers across India understand their skill level using Pluralsight IQ and advance their skill sets in four key roles: Android Developer, Mobile Web Specialist, Cloud Architect and Data Engineer,” Rajamani stated.
“With this scholarship programme, students can master web and mobile development skills with the experts from Udacity and Google,” added Ishan Gupta, Managing Director-Udacity India.