Friday, 17 May 2013

Google to train engineering students in AP




Google India Private Ltd has signed memorandum of understanding with the Andhra Pradesh Society for Knowledge Networks (APSKNW). Under the agreement, Google will train engineering students from Jawahar Knowledge Centres (JKC) on latest technologies like mobile and cloud computing.

Google will also train the trainers/mentors of APSKNW and provide required software, services, and training material at free of cost.

The MoU was signed between Minister of IT & Communications Ponnala Lakshmaiah and Nelson Mattos, vice-president, Europe and emerging markets, Google.

The government-owned APSKNW runs Jawahar Knowledge Centres in selected engineering colleges.

Lakshmaiah encouraged Google to build their own office campus in area allotted by the State government so as to help them expand their business in Andhra Pradesh.

"The state government has given 20 acres of land to Google India for setting up their campus. Google has committed to employ 6,000 software professionals in their new campus over a period of five years," reported India Today.

Mattos said that 70 per cent of Google's business in India is churned out of Hyderabad.