A shout out to all aspiring Android developers: Google has extended support to Udacity in collaboration with Tata Trusts, who are now aiming to transform the student-base of Android developers in India, second largest in the world, to excel in the field. With the right resources and dedication, India has the potential to turn into the world’s strongest Android developer population by 2018, assesses Udacity.
Through their popular Android Nanodegree project, a globally renowned programme available across the globe, they are aiming to enhance the quality of developers in India. Though the programme has already been in existence for a while, they have tweaked their structure to make it even more accessible and are putting support on the ground to better serve the Indian market. The instructors, courses, projects, curriculum and student experience will remain the same as the overall global experience. The programme is available for Rs 9,800 a month and, on an average, they believe that it will take about six to nine months for a student to complete it. What’s more, on successful graduation, 50% of the tuition fee will be reimbursed to the students. That’s not all; Tata Trusts have also promised scholarships to 1,000 Indian students who will be able to attend the programme for free. All graduates will be given verified certification and job placement opportunities. Google, Tata Trusts and other premium employers will also host a Career Summit for the top graduates in the spring.
The open enrolments started in September, but for the scholarship students, there will be a November cohort and possibly a second cohort a little later. All further information will be directly given out to students who take the online assessment test, which is the first step to selection, by the end of October. The Android Nanodegree programme is not made for beginners and requires potential students to have a minimum one to two years of programming experience and intermediate technical skills.