Good News for Indian Students! Now, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) , Ministry of Education and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship have joined hands to launch a joint initiative ‘Digital Skilling’ – a free of cost skilling, upskilling and reskilling platform.

The Digital Skilling platform will be launched Today by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Education Minister and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.AICTE claims to have identified 30 emerging technologies, 55 job roles and 155 skill sets which it claims will be in demand in the next 20 to 30 years. “With 50% of the Indian population below 25 years, a huge opportunity for youth and young professionals awaits to form the foundation of the country’s economy. The facts we have gathered highlight that it is necessary to handle the challenge of the skill gap in emerging technologies by digitally skilling our youth,” Sahasrabudhe added.

The platform will offer courses on new-age technologies such as Artificial Intelligence , Internet of Things , and Information and Communications Technology , among others, along with internship and apprenticeship opportunities from market leaders. So far, 63 companies, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Service (AWS), International Business Machines (IBM) among others, have already confirmed their participation in this initiative. The three- to six-month-long courses will cater to school students between seven to 12 grade, undergraduates and graduates or professionals.

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