"IIT Bombay and CSC Academy discuss on how to help youth of rural India develop their entrepreneurial abilities, access to free and open source software."
IIT Bombay, CSC Academy Collaborates: As part of the institution’s Spoken Tutorial Project, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) and Common Services Centers (CSC) Academy hosted a colloquium for CSC village-level entrepreneurs (VLE). During the event, there were also discussions about how to help young people in rural India develop their entrepreneurial abilities, access to free and open source software (FLOSS), along with business prospects.
IIT Bombay, CSC Academy Collaborates: Courses Offered
According to a statement from IIT Bombay, the Spoken Tutorial Project and CSC academy are providing IT training to young people in rural India to help them find employment in the IT industry. More than 50 courses will be offering through CSC academy centres all over India in the 22 official Indian languages as part of the IIT-B programme. List of software, application and programming languages offered can be found in the Official Brochure.
These courses cover subjects like programming, operating systems, database management, graphics, animation, etc. Through this programme, people can learn the fundamentals of coding in languages like Java, HTML, MySQL, PHP, C, C++, 2D-3D graphics, Python, etc. There are also classes that are appropriate for school. The press announcement claimed that IIT-B will expand the Spoken Tutorial Project’s course offerings through the CSC academy network.
After finishing a course, a student may take an online exam offered by the CSC academy. In addition, passing the test will earn the student a combined certificate from CSC Academy and IIT Bombay’s Spoken Tutorial Project. “The key to bridging the rural-urban divide is providing kids in rural regions with high-quality education. A big step in that approach is our partnership with CSC Academy. The availability of courses in 22 languages would boost youth participation in rural regions and help create Atma Nirbhar Bharat. Above All, In charge of the Spoken Tutorial initiative at IIT Bombay, Kannan M. Moudgalya, claimed that this will also help in preparing the young people for the upcoming technological difficulties.
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