NSDC and Google India collaborate to launch mobile skill development program

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Mobile development is one the key areas for imparting employable skills in the IT Sector. With several employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in this domain, the government is keen on partnering with private organizations to promote skill-based training in this area. National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a public-private partnership enterprise under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), recently took a major step in scaling up mobile development ecosystem in India by partnering with Google India to launch an Android Skill Development Program.

NSDC Google India partnership

Highlights of the partnership

  • NSDC and Google India will work together to impart mobile development training on the Android and web platform to scale and improve the quality of mobile App development ecosystem in India.  
  • NSDC will introduce a specific course with a scope to train developers to create applications for the mobile platform that can be used on smartphone and tablets running on Android operating system.
  • The 100-hour duration course is designed to be delivered by NSDC’s partner agencies, outside the formal education system.
  • NSDC and Google India will also work together to focus on up-skilling Android trainers under the program.

Announcing the collaboration, Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC said, “This is a timely association considering promising development in the telecommunication and IT sectors and their importance for economic progression of the country. The collaboration aims to accelerate mobile skill training and create opportunities for youth in the country.”

Peter Lubbers, Head of Google Developer Training said, “We believe India is uniquely placed to innovate and shape the internet experience of billions of users who are and will come online on the mobile platform. By building a world class curriculum and making it easily accessible to millions of students and developers in India, we want to contribute to the Skill India initiative.”

As per a study conducted by IMaCS (the management consulting arm of rating agency ICRA) on behalf of NSDC, India is likely to have an incremental requirement of 24.4 crore skilled people by 2022 in 21 high growth sectors.  Liberalization, privatization and globalization has initiated all round reforms in many sectors. It is a fact that the growth of the country as a progressive and knowledge based economy will only be possible when there will be development and expansion in the telecommunication and IT & ITES sectors.

(This article is based on a press release from NSDC)

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