If you are an Indian, you have a chance to join Google for Android skill & certification course. Search giant Google is now making inroads into Indian universities bringing its “Android skilling and certification” programme in an effort to boost government’s Skill India initiative.

The programme, which just launched in capital DELHI on Monday aims to train two million Android developers by offering a slew of initiatives to train and certify talented students and developers in Android development in the next three years.

In order to make its Android app development training programme available in 31 Indian universities — the tech giant GOOGLE has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL).

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“With nearly four million developers, India is expected to have one of the largest developer population globally by coming 2018. But today, only 25 % of them are building for mobile,” Caesar Sengupta, Vice President at Google, told reporters in New Delhi.

“The aim is to help make India biggest global leader in mobile app development” he added. India has about 1 million developers building applications for Android platform. Google’s Play Store has over a million applications, and less than four % of top 1000 applications come from India.

India is exclusively placed to transform and shape internet experience of billions of users “who are & will come online on the mobile platform,” he added.

Google also launched an instructor-led training programme on Android fundamentals to provide in-person training for students.

Google has tied up with training partners like Edureka, Simplilearn, Udacity, Koenig, Manipal Global and UpGrad who will operate as authorized Android training partners in India to help Google train its trainers and update Android courseware to prepare students for Android certification.

“By building a world-class curriculum & making it easily accessible to students, we want to contribute to the Skill India initiative and make India one of the global leader in mobile app development,” Sengupta added.

Google also announced launch of its globally recognised job-oriented “Associate Android Developer Certification” exam. This will help candidates get an entry-level Android developer job.


After training, the aspiring candidates can log on to Google Developer training website and take certification exam priced at Rs. 6,500.

“We introduced Android Nanodegree programme in India last year with Udacity &  now today, we have over 11,500 students in India enrolling every month in our courses,” said Lubbers.

Google will also open-source all Android Developer Fundamentals practical & courseware and also make these available to everyone for free.