Google launches online IT courses in India
By: Creative Brands Bureau | Gurgaon Dated: September 23, 2015
India has the largest number of App developers. The community in India is growing widely; and taking a note of that the internet giant Google is taking a leap by training them online. Google along with Tata Trust have tied up with US based renowned online education platform Udacity to provide certification for the online courses. Looking at India’s IT potential, these online courses or degrees called Android Nanodegrees will attract may working executives looking for up-gradation of their skills. The duration of the course would be six to nine months and will cost Rs 9,800 per month with Udacity refunding 50 percent of the tuition fees upon completion.
The software training shall be focused on App and Mobile Operating System Development and will be conducted by US based Google instructors. Google, Udacity and Tata Trust have teamed up for offering 1,000 scholarships for the course. The companies also claim that upon completion of the course, all students will be invited for a job fair conducted by Google in India.
“With the launch of this programme, we want to bridge the gap by providing India’s developer community an easy access to learn and build high quality Apps for the world. Today, only two per cent of Apps built in India feature in the top 1,000 Apps globally and our goal is to raise this to 10 per cent in the next three years,” said Rajan Anandan, Vice-President and Managing Director, Google South East Asia and India.
Google says that at present, India has world’s second largest number of software developers accounting almost 3.6 million but only a very small amount of successful Apps are developed by Indians. These figures clearly show how badly India needed this kind of opportunity of training of international standards which ultimately polish India’s IT sector.