Students of the G D Goenka University can soon expect to build apps and acquire skills needed to get entry-level jobs as Android developers, thanks to the university deciding to link up with Google to provide world-class Android Developer education. This partnership is a part of Google's ambitious Android Skilling Programme in India.
Expressing happiness over the course providing opportunities to students to appear in Google's Associate Android Developer Certification Exam, university Vice Chancellor Professor (Dr.) Deependra Kumar Jha, said, Mobile technology is the future, and this agreement will give our students the skills that they need to go out and compete with the world's best.
As part of this initiative, Google will train the University's Faculty first. It will also share reference materials and provide guidelines for lab exercises.
The main aim of Google's Android Skilling Program is to train 2 million developers in India. As per data shared by Google VP, Mr. Caesar Sengupta, only 4% of the top 1,000 Android apps on Play Store come from India, but the country is on its way to becoming one of the largest developer hubs in the world by 2018.
Google believes that with this programme India will become the app hub of the world.