Engineering Students Current Affairs - 2019

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MeitY and Google launch ‘Build for Digital India’ programme for engineering students

Tech giant Google and Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) launched ‘Build for Digital India’ programme for engineering students. Google and Meity have signed a statement of intent for rolling out the programme.

About ‘Build for Digital India’ programme

Objective: The programme will offer a platform to engineering students for developing market-ready, technology-based solutions that addresses key social problems.

Process: Applicants will take part in online and offline learning opportunities on key technologies which includes Machine Learning (ML), Cloud and Android that will be offered by Google’s Developer Student Club network and other Google Developer networks.

Google will also offer mentorship sessions in strategy, product design and technology to most promising products and prototypes.

Focus Areas-

Addressing key social problems:

As part of programme, engineering students across India will be invited to present their ideas and solutions in areas such as education, agriculture, healthcare, women safety, infrastructure, smart cities, smart mobility and transportation, environment, accessibility and disability as well as digital literacy.

AI can help address the toughest social challenges of India:

Advanced new technologies such as Machine Learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) can help address at scale some of toughest social challenges that India faces today.

Significance: This initiative will not only motivate college students across India to innovate but will also produce some good technology solutions for some major social challenges of India.

It will also inspire and equip young engineers with technical and entrepreneurial skills and mentorship they need to turn their bright ideas into tomorrow’s breakthrough solutions.

InfyTQ App Launched

IT giant, Infosys has launched the app InfyTQ app to offer learning and engagement experiences for engineering students.

The online free platform InfyTQ is open to all engineering students in their third and fourth year. InfyTQ encourages holistic development by imparting technical as well as professional skills and helps them become industry ready.

How InftTQ will benefit the Students?

InfyTQ which is available on both mobile and desktop is equipped with a plethora of content, courses and news to establish talent readiness at an industry level through online assessments and certification.

InfyTQ will benefit students by enabling a process of continuous learning through a continuous transfer of digital skills and expertise from the Infosys innovation ecosystem.

Through courses centred around conceptual and practical aspects of technology, InfyTQ will help students receive a thorough understanding of the fundamental building blocks which includes extensive hands-on learning to aid the intelligent application of concepts in the real world.

InfyTQ will offer advanced learning materials and enable virtual programming environments for certain sets of students to further hone their technical skills.

The courses will also help students in navigating the art of effective contextual response, inter-personal relationships, communication and email, etiquette among others.

InfyTQ will also assist students to stay connected with the organization, keep up with the latest happenings and familiarize themselves with Infosys culture and value system

The employability of the Indian Engineering students has always put into question. The InfyTQ is a step forward in building the employability skills of the Indian Engineering students.