AICTE, Tableau to teach data skills to students, teachers

The AICTE project will equip students and teachers with modern data analytics skills.

AICTE, Tableau to teach data skills to students, teachers AICTE partners with Tableau to teach students, teachers data skills
Vagisha Kaushik | Jul 21, 2021 - 8:10 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Technical education regulator All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has teamed-up with private firm Tableau to help students and teachers from over 10,000 institutes learn data analytics skills.

“Through this partnership, Tableau will provide AICTE with Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep licenses, access to eLearning, and sample curriculum material co-created with university professors for educators to get started teaching analytics in classrooms,” says a statement from Tableau.

AICTE has appointed over 200 educators as Tableau champions who will teach educators from each institute with the help of a series of workshops and eLearning curriculum. These educators will develop courses for the students to learn data skills.

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“There remains a growing need to bridge the data skills gap in India. Coursera’s Global Skills Report 2021 revealed how Indians — despite showing high proficiency in machine learning and mathematics — ranked low in data analysis and data visualization skills proficiency at 25% and 38% respectively,” said the statement.

Anand Ekambaram, who is the country manager of India, Tableau said: “The year 2020 showed us the significance of data and how it is a strategic asset for all to navigate in the pandemic”. “We’re honored to partner with AICTE to democratize analytics and put the power of data in the hands of everyone,” he added.

Chandrasekhar Buddha, CCO, AICTE, said: “We are happy to collaborate with Tableau to bring data skills into higher education nationwide. Skill sets are changing across the globe to accommodate a data-driven world. It is increasingly valuable for knowledge workers across all industries to use data to problem solve and make decisions.”

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