Google With Udacity Launches Online IT Courses In India

Sep 2015 Source: MOTACHASHMA

Keeping in view the present scenario of Online world and education, Google has introduced a new program called ‘Android Nanodegrees’ In India. The main aim of this web king is to give boost to the android application developer ecosystem.

Google will be offering this programme in association with Udacity, a US-based organisation which offers massive open online courses (MOOCs). Udacity has also agreed to be part of this initiative as in return will help to increase its members in India. If the reports are to be believed then India is the second largest market for this MOOC provider.

The Online technical training courses will be offered by Google and Udacity with Indian multinational Tata. The main emphasis will be laid on teaching software developers to build apps for Android, the Google-backed mobile operating system. The lesion will be delivered by Google instructors based in United States. The cost of the course will be somewhere around Rs. 9,800 a month while the duration of the course would be six to nine months.

In the views of the Google India is the second largest developer base in the world and has the potential to become the number one developer population by 2018, with 4 million developers. Google India managing director Rajan Anandan said, “While India has millions of software developers, we still lag behind in creating world-class apps”. Further he stated, “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 next three years,”

Moreover the Indian students will be bestowed with various other benefits too. The companies have planned to offer 1,000 scholarships, out of which of 500 will be offered by Tata Trust. All graduates will be invited to a job fair next year hosted by Google in India. Udacity will refund 50 per cent of the tuition fee upon completion of the course.

After the PM Modi’s meeting with Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg it is expected that reassurance of IT CEOs efforts will be done to reduce red tape and make it easier to do business in India, a massive market of 1.26 billion people.

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