India has already overtaken United States regarding active mobile devices at 220 million, and this also has enthused a growing interest among the people about mobile developing, where the Asian country takes on its American counterpart again.
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India has overtaken United States in terms of the number of queries for mobile development courses. The country saw a rise of 200% in the number of queries over the past two years.
The maximum number of queries originated from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
“We have seen tremendous response across mobile developer courses from India, with 16,500 students enrolling every month taking up Android development, mobile web development and learning new cloud-based technology courses,” said Peter Lubbers, Head of Google Developer Training.
Mobile development search queries also saw a rise in states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where search interest has risen at a rate of 70% and 158% year on year, respectively.
India already leads the world search query index in terms of education related queries, but in the recent year’s demand for vocational training courses has been on the rise — comprising of 40% of total education search volume.
Talking about the growing demand for the course and Google’s certification programme, Lubbers said, “We have also introduced a globally-recognised, Job oriented Google Developer Certification (Associate Android Developer) that will help close the gap between employers and job seekers and define a common standard benchmark for the industry.”
Enrollment in mobile development and programming courses have been on the rise since last year. SimpliLearn, an institute which provides professional certification training, saw both students and professionals opting for mobile development course six-times more in number than every year’s average.
Other institutes such as Udacity, Edureka, Koenig, Manipal Global and UpGrad are also offering mobile development courses in India and around 40 private and state technical universities of the country will be offering Android Fundamental course as part of the curriculum.