Google Announces 130K Scholarships For Indian Developers and Students

Google has announced a plethora of scholarships for Indian developers. The new scholarships include courses in Mobile and Web development, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR and Cloud Platforms. The search engine giant has partnered with Udacity and Pluralsight technology learning platform. The new scholarship program will help 130 thousand developers and students across India. Read more to find about Google Scholarships For Indian Developers and Students

Google Scholarships For Indian Developers and Students

Google is sponsoring 100 thousand scholarships on the Pluralsight learning platform and 30 thousand Scholarships on Udacity. The new initiative will offer developers an access to advanced learning curriculum. This will help in enhancing their skills for future opportunities. Additionally, Google plans to train two million developers in India to boost India’s start-up ecosystem. Interested developers, can log onto https://developers.google.com/training/programs/india/

Highlights

  • Candidates will also get access to Pluralsight IQ. It allows you to measure your skills in the latest technologies within 5 minutes.
  • Developers can advance their skill sets in four key roles – Android Developer, Mobile Web Specialist, Cloud Architect, and Data Engineer.
  • Udacity Scholarship program will have two phases. This includes free access to courses in mobile and web development.
  • Udacity also offers along with mentorship and community support.
  • Out of 30 thousand scholarships, 1000 developers will also be eligible for full Mobile and Web Developer Nanodegree scholarships.

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“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. To build on this momentum, this scholarship program, will make it easy for students and developers to gain the skills they need to be successful in the changing technology landscape. Pluralsight already supports learners in more than 150 countries and with this partnership we hope to gain tailwind in our effort to skill India,” said William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead for India, Google.

“India’s tech workforce is going through a phase of transition, where a new ecosystem of technology skills are being learned in order to add value in a fast-changing, digitally-powered world. Pluralsight has been an enabler of this transition in India and across the world. 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. We are excited to see technology professionals in India future-proof their skills, move strongly towards full stack development, and push the boundaries of innovation that will create a stronger India and a better world through technology,” said Arun Rajamani, Country Head & General Manager, Pluralsight.

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“Our collaboration with Google is a major step towards democratizing education in India and prepare youth for Jobs of today and tomorrow. With this scholarship program, students can master web and mobile development skills with the experts from Udacity and Google. The Scholarship program would have two phases. The first phase would have free access to our courses in mobile and web development along with mentorship and community support. The top 1000 students earn an additional 6-month scholarship to our Mobile and Web Developer Nanodegree programs, which includes mentorship, community support, and expert project reviews,” said Ishan Gupta, Managing Director – Udacity India.

“All tech firms have responded favorably to the market requirement for re-skilling and many companies are actively working to actualize these requirements internally. This scholarships program from Google, will go a long way in inspiring more IT professionals in India to take up advanced courses offered under the program and boost the re-skilling initiative across the industry,” said R Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM.

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