For the very first time in India, Global IT giant Google has selected VVIT (Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology) near Peda Kakani in Guntur district to set up its first ever ‘Google Developers Code Lab’ in India. VVIT has already been recognised as Centre for Excellence by the APSSDC (Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation).
A team of experts from Google headed by Clare Bayland visited VVIT in September and finalised plans for opening its first code lab. They inspected the infrastructure available in the campus in order to set up their lab.
Google is keen to partner with VVIT as it is the core partner of APSSDC. APSSDC gives training to third year engineering students on Google Android. APSSDC also conducted a training program for Class V to Class X students under ‘Young Technocrats’.
After setting up the Lab, Google plans to organise Ekthon and Code contest for students proficient in app making. A special training would also be given to the required students.
Google India Code to Learn Training program was conducted from July 26 to September 5 by APSSDC. 1,24,768 students from private, AP Social and welfare residential schools were given training under the program. Google plan to make 2 million mobile developers in the next two years from the country and APSSDC wants 25 percent of them to be from AP.
17,425 engineering students from 82 engineering colleges completed their Google Android training and at present 2,498 are under training. APSSDC plans to facilitate 10 thousand students for Google certification which would be beneficial to the students’ employment. Each student need to pay Rs 6,500, half of which is borne by APSSDC.