The GD Goenka University (GDGU) has joined hands with Google to provide world-class Android Developer education to its students. The partnership, which is part of Google’s ambitious Android Skilling Programme in India, will help the University’s computer science students build apps and acquire skills needed to get entry-level jobs as Android developers.
The course will also make the students eligible to appear in Google’s Associate Android Developer Certification Exam. Expressing happiness on the development, the Vice Chancellor of G.D. Goenka University, Prof (Dr.) Deependra Kumar Jha, said: “Mobile technology is the future, and this agreement will give our students the skills that they need to go out and compete with the world’s best.”
As part of this initiative, Google will train the University’s Faculty first. It will also share reference materials and provide guidelines for lab exercises (including developer tools).
The main aim of Google’s Android Skilling Program is to train 2 million developers in India. As per data shared by Google VP, Mr. Caesar Sengupta, only 4% of the top 1,000 Android apps on Play Store come from India, but the country is on its way to becoming one of the largest developer hubs in the world by 2018.
Google believes that with this programme India will become the app hub of the world.
About GD Goenka University, Gurgaon:
Located on 60 acres with the ancient and picturesque Aravalli hills for a backdrop and amidst the corporate hub of the Millennium City of Gurgaon, GD Goenka University is a Private University that is guided by the philosophy that new thinking in the areas of teaching, learning, research and training are pivotal to making students tomorrow’s leaders and giving them a world view. With unswerving focus on providing quality education,GD Goenka University has engaged the best and brightest faculty to guide students, engage their minds and raise their horizon. This is done by creating regular and systematic opportunities for students to interact with a broad range of industries and service sectors. This is a two way street, because it provides multinational companies the opportunity to learn about GD Goenka University and the benefits of recruiting its students. The University has the best of facilities, equipment including laboratories, dedicated video- conference facilities, virtual learning facilities and fully equipped conference rooms. These are all designed to extract the best and most creative qualities from the students. The hardware is superbly backed up by able counselors who can inspire students to express themselves.