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MongoDB has launched an Academia Program in India to upskill students to use its multi-cloud developer data platform called MongoDB Atlas. This program aims to train more than 5,00,000 students and 1000 plus educators by partnering with more than 800 educational institutions across the country.
In India, 6 out of 10 IT engineering graduates do not possess the necessary skills required to enter high demand tech roles, according to a report by National Association of Software and Service Companies. MongoDB’s program wants to close this gap and equip students with its Altas platform which enables developers to build modern applications.
“The biggest challenge is finding and retaining the right developer talent”, said Sachin Chawla, Area Vice President, India at MongoDB in a press release. The launch of this program will help solve these challenges and support the next generation of Indian developers and business as they capitalize on this massive opportunity, he said.
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The New York-based software giant will partner with ICT Academy, a non-profit initiative of the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Government of India which helps to close the technology gap in India. The program will provide access MongoDB Atlas credits and certification courses free of cost–helps validates skills to employers
It will also provide curriculum resources and training to educators and students to build, manage and deploy modern applications critical for business.
ICT Academy and MongoDB will conduct joint activities like academia summits, learnathons and tech bootcamps. Indians currently pursuing PhD, as part of this program will also also get access to MongoDB PhD fellowship, which enables them to contribute in the field of computer science.
Last year, the software firm launched a revamped version of MongoDB University, which provides free, on-demand access to courses to learn high demand software management and data management skills. This has helped thousands of Indians to learn and develop their DB skills.