October 2019 \ Business & Investment \ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
IT Ministry partners Google on ‘Build for Digital India’

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology ...

  • Union IT Minister Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad shakes hands with Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy at Google, Mr Karan Bhatia after signing a state of intent with Ministry of Electronic and IT in New Delhi in August 2019

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in August entered into a partnership with Google with the aim of rolling out “Build for Digital India”, a programme that will give engineering students a platform to develop market-ready, technology-based solutions that address key social problems.

The programme will invite ideas from students to focus on areas of healthcare, agriculture, education, smart cities and infrastructure, women safety, smart mobility and transportation, environment, accessibility and disability and digital literacy. As part of the programme, engineering students across the country will be invited to apply and join in a learning journey that will help them transform their bright ideas into real-world solutions. Applicants will take part in online and offline learning opportunities on key technologies such as Machine Learning, Cloud and Android. These will be offered through Google’s Developer Student Club network and other Google Developer networks. Google will also offer mentorship sessions in product design, strategy and technology to the most promising products and prototypes.