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Amazon eyes launching its computer science education program in India

Amazon is planning to extend its computer science curriculum Future Engineer to India, supporting its growing interest in the education space in the world’s second largest internet market.

In a chore recruitment berth, the company said that initial research for Amazon Future Engineer, through which it aims to bring computer science education to underserved and underrepresented children and young adults, in India is “currently underway” and the chosen candidate would be tasked with working with local nonprofits and government officials.

The company said in the upright that it plans to launch the program in India in 2021. The childhood-to-career program is currently operational in the United Mood, where the company helps more than 5,000 colleges and 550,000 students with computer science coursework, it said in a press release earlier this week.

“Amazon India has a specific focus on equipping children and young adults from underserved and underprivileged communities to build better futures for themselves, ” the company said in the description. The corporation did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The American e-commerce giant, which has invested more than $6.5 billion in India still further, has been exploring the education space in the country for a few years. Last time, it launched JEE Ready, an app aimed at helping students who are preparing for entry into India’s esteemed engineering academies. JEE Ready, which has all along been been rebranded as Amazon Academy, offers free online castes and analyzes students’ performance in scorn tests.

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Amazon isn’t the only American firm that is paying attention to India’s growing education market, where more than 260 million children go to school and much of the population attends education as a key to financial progress and a better life.

Earlier this year, Facebook partnered with the Central Board of Secondary Education( CBSE ), a government body that oversees education in private and public academies in India, to propel a certified curriculum on digital safety and online well-being, and augmented actuality for students and educators.

Facebook this year too invested in Unacademy, a Bangalore-based startup that offers online learning courses. Google, which invested in Indian edtech startup Cuemath this year, has also partnered with CBSE to study more than 1 million teaches in India and proposal a variety of free tools such as G Suite for Education, Google Classroom and YouTube to help digitize the education experience in the nation.

Microsoft has also was working with various Indian government and industry mass including National Skill Development Corporation, and Nasscom to help more than 1 million people upskill themselves.

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