IIT Bombay, CSC Academy to train rural youth in IT skills

IIT Bombay Spoken Tutorial Project, is offering IT courses to the youth in rural India through CSC academy to help them secure jobs in the IT sector.

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Abhiraj P | Aug 1, 2022 - 5:40 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: As part of the Indian Institution of Technology (IIT) Bombay's Spoken Tutorial Project, Common Services Centres (CSC) Academy and IIT Bombay organised a conclave for CSC village-level entrepreneurs (VLE). Discussions were held during the event on building magic entrepreneurship skills, free and open source software (FLOSS) and business opportunities for youth in rural India through its career guidance cell programme.

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IIT Bombay's Spoken Tutorial Project, along with the CSC academy is offering IT courses to the youth in rural India to help them secure jobs in the IT sector, claims the institute in a statement. Under the IIT Bombay project, more than 50 courses are delivered in 22 official languages of India through CSC academy centres across the country. These courses include topics such as programming, operating systems, database management, graphics, animation, etc.

Basic coding in Java, HTML, MySQL, PHP, C, C++, 2D-3D graphics and animation, Python etc can be learned through this initiative. Courses relevant at the school level are also provided. According to IIT Bombay, the Spoken Tutorial Project will add more courses through the CSC academy network.

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Once a student completes a course, he or she can attempt an online test held at the CSC academy. Passing the test will earn the student a joint certificate from CSC Academy and Spoken Tutorial Project of IIT Bombay. “Quality education for youth in rural areas is the key to bridge the rural-urban divide. Our association with CSC Academy is a significant step in that direction. Availability of courses in 22 languages will increase its uptake among the youth in rural areas, contributing to an Atma Nirbhar Bharat. This will also support in skilling the youth to meet the emerging technological challenges,” said Kannan M Moudgalya, project incharge of Spoken Tutorial at IIT Bombay.

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