Google announces scholarships for 1,30,000 Indian students and developers.
Google on Friday announced a partnership with Pluralsight and Udacity for a new scholarship program that will help 130K developers and students across India to gain the skills they need to be successful in the changing technology landscape.
Google said in a blog post that their goal is to create a pool of highly skilled tech workforce that is readily employable by the Industry and help spur innovation. Under this scholarship program, Google will sponsor 100 thousand scholarships on the Pluralsight learning platform and 30 thousand scholarships on Udacity to help developers gain access to advanced learning curriculum and further their employability in emerging technologies like Mobile and Web development, Machine Learning, AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, and Cloud Platforms.
For Udacity, Google will also provide 1000 full nano-degree scholarships from the 30,000 scholarships being offered. Interested candidates will also get access to Pluralsights unique adaptive assessment engine, that will help them match their unique learning path based on their skill level and interest.
Last year, Google had announced a program to train two million developers in India and till now they claim to have engaged over half a million students and developers across the country.