BANGALORE, INDIA: Google today launched a specially designed instructor led training program on Android Fundamentals for students and developers in India.
This course curriculum will be made available this year across universities and training institutes of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as well as on NPTEL (an initiative of the IITs and IISc) this month as part of its online Mobile Computing course.
Google is talking to more universities to introduce the course to students in the next semester.
Google has tied up with training partners like Edureka, Koenig, Manipal Global, Simplilearn, Udacity and UpGrad -who will operate as Authorized Android Training Partners in India. Google will train their trainers and will update their Android courseware as well.
Google will also open-source all Android Developer Fundamentals practicals and courseware and make these available to everyone for free.
Peter Lubbers, Head of Google Developer Training said, “We introduced the Android Nanodegree program in India last year with Udacity, and today, we have over 11,500 students in India enrolling every month in our Android courses. For university students we have now—for the first time—introduced a instructor led Android Fundamentals course to be incorporated into university curricula in India”
Google also launched its Associate Android Developer Certification—a performance-based exam that will help successful candidates to get an entry-level Android Developer jobs in the industry. After training, aspiring candidates can log on to the Google Developer training website and take the certification exam priced at Rs 6,500.