Google India has signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh Society for Knowledge Networks (APSKNW) to provide training to engineering students of Jawahar Knowledge Centres (JKC) on technologies such as mobile and cloud computing. The Internet company will also provide training to the mentors at APSKNW and provide necessary software, services, and training material for free.
A Google delegation, led by Nelson Mattos, Vice-President (Europe and Emerging Markets) of Google, called on Andhra Pradesh Information Technology Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah in this regard.
Moreover, Google plans to to recruit 3,000 employees for its Hyderabad operations. Google will be setting up its own campus at Kokapet on the city outskirts where the Government has allocated 20 acres. Currently, Google has 3,000 people in three locations in Hyderabad.
“The Government allotted 20 acres about six years ago for its campus. But unfortunately that landed in a legal issue. Now that it is resolved, we have asked them to build their campus here and expand operations,” Ponnala Lakshmaiah is quoted as saying.
“They have committed to employ 6,000 software professionals in five years.”
Source: The Hindu