MeitY, Google partners for ‘Build for Digital India’


01 September 2019, India:

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Google has partnered for ‘Build for Digital India’ program. This program will give engineering students a platform to develop market-ready, technology-based solutions that address key social problems.

This program will invite ideas from students focusing on areas of healthcare, agriculture, education, smart cities and infrastructure, women’s safety, smart mobility and transportation, environment, accessibility and disability, and digital literacy.

Engineering students across the country can apply and join in a learning journey that will help them transform their bright ideas into real-world solutions.

Applicants will be offered online and offline learning opportunities on important technologies like Machine Learning, Android and Cloud.

These resources will be offered through Google’s Developer Student Club network and other Google Developer networks.

Google will offer mentorship sessions in product strategy, design, and technology to some of the most potential products and prototypes.

The company will soon announce a formal invitation to join the program.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics and IT, Communications and Law & Justice, said, “I am delighted that the Ministry of Electronics and IT and Google have come together for ‘Build for Digital India’ initiative. This initiative will motivate college students across India to innovate and produce some good technology solutions for major social challenges of India.”

Karan Bhatia, vice-president, government affairs and public policy, Google, said, “Advanced new technologies such as machine learning and AI can help address at scale some of the toughest social challenges that India faces today.”

Karan Bhatia, added, “We are pleased to be partnering with MeitY to reach, inspire and equip today’s young engineers with the technical and entrepreneurial skills and the mentorship they need to turn their bright ideas into tomorrow’s breakthrough solutions.”

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