Google in association with Pluralsight and Udacity has announced a new scholarship program to help 130,000 developers and students across India. This new scholarship program is in continuation of Google’s plans to train 2 Mn developers in India, to help spur innovation and support the growth of India’s startup ecosystem.
In this joint effort, Google is sponsoring 100,000 scholarships on the Pluralsight technology learning platform and 30,000 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.
Speaking on the development, William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead for India, Google said, “Since we announced our skilling initiative in India, 210,000 students have completed Google developed courses on Udacity, with 117,000 students completing the course this year.”
He further added, “Pluralsight already supports learners in more than 150 countries and with this partnership, we hope to gain tailwind in our effort to skill India.”
Google is offering 30,000 scholarships with Udacity and among them, 1000 developers will also be selected to receive full Nanodegree scholarships. Interested candidates will also get access to Pluralsight IQ, where they can measure their skills in the latest technologies within 5 minutes.
Ishan Gupta, MD of Udacity India said, “With this scholarship program, students can master web and mobile development skills with the experts from Udacity and Google.”
The scholarship program would have two phases. The first phase would have free access to courses in mobile and web development along with mentorship and community support. And in the second phase, the top 1000 students will earn an additional 6-month scholarship to mobile and web developer nano degree programs, which includes mentorship, community support, and expert project reviews.
Interested developers, you can log on here and learn more about the scholarships.