NSDC and Google India launched Android Skill Development programme

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Google India has launched the Android Skill Development programme to improve the quality of mobile app development ecosystem in India.

Manish Kumar, MD and CEO of NSDC, has stated that the collaboration aims to accelerate mobile skill training and create opportunities for youth in the country.

The NSDC is a public-private partnership enterprise under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to upgrade skills to international standards through significant industry involvement and develop necessary frameworks for standards, curriculum and quality assurance.

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Android Skill Development programme

  1. NSDC and Google India will work together to impart mobile development training on Android and other web platforms in India.
  2. For this, NSDC will introduce a specific course with the scope to train developers to create applications for the mobile platform that can be used on smartphone and tablets running on the Android operating system.
  3. The 100-hour duration course is designed to be delivered by NSDC’s partner agencies, outside the formal education system.
  4. Both the entities will also work together to focus on up-skilling Android trainers.

Peter Lubbers, Head of Google Developer Training, has said that 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.

According to 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.

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