With a vision to encourage high-quality mobile developers for global and local apps, Google India is partnering with Udacity, the online education company, to offer Android Nanodegrees in India.
The Android Nanodegree is an education credential that is designed to help developers learn new skills and advance their careers in a few months from anywhere on any device at their own pace.
As a part of the program Google and Tata Trusts will offer 1,000 scholarships for the Android Nanodegree to deserving students across the country. Rajan Anandan, VP managing director, Google South East Asia India said, while India has millions of software developers, we still lag behind in creating world-class apps. With the launch of this program, Google wants to bridge the gap by providing India developer community an easy access to learn and build high quality apps for the world.
“Today, only 2% of apps built in India feature in the top 1000 apps globally and our goal is to raise this to 10% in next three years. We’re pleased to announce, that Google along with Tata Trusts will offer 500 free scholarships each to developers for Android Developer Nanodegree program,” Anandan said.