Google Android Introduces Skilling Program for India
Google India with an aim to train around two million Android App developers has launched the Android Skilling program in the country today. The Android skilling program will offer many initiatives to skill, educate and certify millions of students developers in Android Development.
Google has launched a designed instructor-led training program on Android Fundamentals. This training program will be available across all public and private universities and training institutes of The National Skill Development Corporation of India. There will be a further introduction of the in person module into the course curriculum by the end of this year without any additional fees.
This course will be available for free on NPTEL an initiative of the IITs and IISc commencing from 18th July 2016. Apart from this Google has tied up with training institutes like Edureka, Koenig, Manipal Global, Simplilearn, Udacity and UpGrad who will work as Authorised Android Training Partners in India. Google will impart training to their faculties and update their Android courseware for students to prepare for the Android Certification and a career in Android development.
Google also announced to offer a globally recognised job oriented Associate Android Developer Certification. This certification will empower successful candidates with the ability to get an entry level Android Developer Jobs in the industry. This certification is available on the Google Developer training website and can be taken after completing the training for Rs 6,500.
Caesar Sengupta, VP, Product Management at Google, speaking at the launch said – “India is expected to have the largest developer population globally, overtaking the US, by 2018, with four million developers. But today only 25 percent of developers are building for mobile. By building a world-class curriculum and making it easily accessible to millions of students and developers in India, we want to contribute to the Skill India initiative and help make India the global leader in mobile app development.”