Google plans to train 2 million developers in India

Google to help make India a global hub of high-quality mobile developers, Google is working on an Android Skilling program in India that aims to train two million mobile developers. By unveiling multiple initiatives across training partners and universities, Google is looking to make world-class Android Developer education accessible to millions of students and developers
India will have an estimated 4 million software developers by 2018, by then the largest population of developers in the world. Currently, less than 25 percent of these developers are trained to develop and build for the mobile platform.

In contrast, almost all the future Internet users in India and many of the world's emerging countries will be mobile only, Peter Lubbers, senior program manager at Google Developer Training, wrote in a blog post.

The key elements of the Google program are "end-to-end" Android training, setting up training channels, and an associate Android developer certification.
The Android Developer Fundamentals course, which teaches final-year computer science students with Java programming experience how to develop Android apps, will be made available across public and private universities. The course will also be available at training institutes of the National Skill Development Corporation of India, a public-private partnership for skills development.

The course will be available as open source to everyone for free, Google said. After completing the course and building the apps in the course, students should be ready to take the exam for the Associate Android Developer Certification, it added.

Google is creating a new classroom-based training course to teach Android develoment skills to students at universities in India.

This course is designed for computer science students, and guides students through building apps as they develop the skills needed to get an entry-level job as an Android developer. After completing the course and building the apps in the course, students should be ready to take the exam for the Associate Android Developer Certification.
This course curriculum will be made available across universities and training institutes of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as an in-person training module in 2016.

We are also working with the following organizations to introduce the course for university students in the next semester, with more universities coming soon.

  •     Andhra Pradesh State Skills Development Corporation (APSSDC)
  •     Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University
  •     Amity University
  •     G.D. Goenka University
  •     Manav Rachna International University
  •     Lovely Professional University
  •     Rayat Bahra University
  •     Teerthanker Mahaveer University

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