Google India proclaimed its partnership with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday.
An announcement of $1 million has been grant to Kaivalya Education Foundation from Google. The company said that this fund will enable it and along with the Central Square Foundation. The teacherApp to train around 7 lakh teachers in India such that students can have virtual education rather than smartphones they can access through radio and television
The new partnership with CBSE also benefits schools , Google Senior Country Marketing Director, Southeast Asia and India, Sapana Chadha said, “We will train over 1 million teachers across 22,000 schools by the end of 2020 to deliver blended education,”
These announcements were followed by Google’s new investment in India’s digitalisation. Sanjay Gupta, Country Head and Vice President, Google India said, “Today, we are recommitting ourselves to partner deeply and support India in becoming a truly digital nation by making the Internet helpful for a billion Indians and empowering India to become a leading digital economy.”
“There is immense scope for Google to deploy artificial intelligence and undertake new initiatives in the field of agriculture, weather prediction, healthcare in the wake of COVID-19 challenges and most importantly in digital education. Today, India’s app economy is growing very powerfully, but we must not just download apps. It is important also to upload apps from India. I am sure with this new fund, Google will also focus on promoting our start-ups further,”