Google India has announced 130K worth of scholarships to encourage students and developers to build awesome software products. Moreover, the funding will help emerging startups to access all the latest products related to technology. The company is also willing to help student community by motivating them to create awesome products.
As part of the initiative, Google has established strategic partnerships with Pluralsight and Udacity to create a new scholarship program. The main purpose of the program is to help and assist over 130K students and developers from India by providing them with adequate resources based on the latest technological trends. The company is of the opinion that students need to refresh skills to suit the changing technology landscape.
Google will sponsor 100 thousand scholarships on the Pluralsight and over 30,000 scholarships on Udacity. This will help students to refresh their skills with course materials developed by leading authors around the world. Moreover, developers will be able to access advanced learning curriculum such as mobile development, Machine Learning, AR, VR, AI including a wide range of cloud platforms.
Commenting on the development, Google disclosed that the main goal of the scholarship program is to create a pool of highly talented skilled tech workforce. The students and developers passing out through the program will be readily employable by the Industry. Moreover, it will create a spike in the innovation.
Pluralsight will also provide access to unique adaptive assessment engine to enable students to match the learning path based on the skill level, interest, and requirements.
It will be tough for the students to access courses offered by Pluralsight and Udacity due to payment-related problems. Hence, the scholarship offer will be a blessing in disguise for those people who are not in a position to pay to join the courses. Ther are instances where people have access to a credit card but do not have international payment support.
To recall, the search-engine giant had a program, which is capable of providing training to two million developers located in India. Based on the statistics, nearly half million students and developers participated and took advantage of the various courses offered by the learning platform.
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