Online educator Udacity partners Google, launches Android Basics courses for beginners

By: | Published: June 24, 2016 9:24 AM

Online education company Udacity has partnered with Google to introduce new Android Basics Nanodegree program for beginners. It will enable a complete beginner to be able to turn his idea into an actual app.

Online education company Udacity has partnered with Google to introduce new Android Basics Nanodegree program for beginners. It will enable a complete beginner to be able to turn his idea into an actual app.

By way of encouraging early sign-ups for the new Android Basics Nanodegree, Google is also promising to give the first 50 graduates scholarships to enroll in the more advanced Android Developer Nanodegree program.

The Android Basics Nanodegree by Google is aimed at those with little or no programming experience and provides entry points into Java, web APIs, using a SQLite database, and more. “Android Basics Nanodegree by Google” will provide a guided, efficient path for new developers to learn the essential skills needed to build apps for Android.

In India, it will cost Rs 9,800 pm and if the students complete the course before 12 months, they get 50% fees refunded. The expected time to complete is 165 Hours. Hence for someone devoting just 21 hours a week and completes it in less than 8 weeks, the whole Nanodegree will cost less than Rs 10,000.

“Regardless of your background, you can learn to build apps that improve the lives of people around you,” Shanea King-Roberson, program manager at Google, said in an official blog post.

Vardhan Koshal, Country Manager, India Udacity said, “This is just a small step towards what Sundar Pichai announced in December, targeting 20 Lakh Android Developers in next 3 years. We are committed to this vision along with Google.”

Udacity is no stranger to partnering with tech companies. It has offered courses in conjunction with Google for a number of years already, covering the likes of Android fundamentals, cloud fundamentals, UX fundamentals, and web performance. The duo also teamed up to offer a tech entrepreneur nanodegree last year, which was swiftly followed by a new deep learning course. Elsewhere, the likes of GitHub have also turned to the online learning platform to offer courses. In past in India, Udacity has partnered with Flipkart and recently with Infosys for their hiring/ training need.

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