Emerging technologies: Google to skill 1.3 lakh Indians

Good news for technology enthusiasts who wish to take their passion to be made into profession. Google will fund 100,000 scholarships on the Pluralsight technology learning platform and 30,000 scholarships on Udacity platform. Sensing the need to skill the Indian talent for emerging technologies, Google announced that will help train 1.3 lakh developers and students across the country.

Highlights Of The Scholarship

— 30,00 scholarships for 1.3 lakh developers and students

— Scholarship would enable students gain access to advanced learning curriculum

— Gain employability in mobile and web development, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud platforms.

–With Udacity, 1,000 developers will also be selected to receive full Nanodegree scholarships.

In 2015, Google CEO Sundar Pichai had promised that Google will train 2 million new android developers in the next three years in India.

Google to skill 1.3 lakh Indians

What Google-Pluralsight-Udacity Say

“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,” informed William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead for India, Google.

According to Arun Rajamani, Country Head and General Manager, Pluralsight, India’s tech workforce is going through a phase 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 said.

“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.

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