In a bid to fill a gap created by the recent influx of AI talent into India, a consortium of companies have been trying to make a name for themselves in the country by creating eLearning software for universities and colleges.
The consortium has been trying out its products at various educational institutions and universities around the country, and hopes to roll out them in the next few months.
“We are also looking at ways to expand into other areas,” said Raghunandan Ramakrishnan, chief executive officer of the consortium, which includes Microsoft, Google, and Cognizant.
“I don’t know if we are in the business yet.
It is a good opportunity to build a strong portfolio of software that is able to help students and students-focused colleges,” he added.
The aim is to create an ecosystem of software which will help students, teachers, and parents get the most out of their time and resources.
Microsoft is one of the companies behind this effort, as well as Google.
Microsoft has been working on eLearning and training software for the past few years, and it has a deep expertise in training.
“The biggest challenge we face is the fact that there are not enough trained people in India,” Ramakri said.
“So we are looking at a lot of things to try to get trained people, especially teachers.
We also have some big universities who are interested in this.”
One of the products that is being tested by the consortium is a suite of software developed by Microsoft called Visual Training Toolkit (VTT).
The software is available for both academic and non-academic training purposes, with the focus on teaching, but is also being used to train the software developers themselves.
VTT is currently being used in a pilot project at a primary school in the district of Kota, where it has been using it for a year to help with the training of teachers.
The students have been using the software to train their students in the skills of coding, writing, reading, and other subjects.
The project has been a success.
The schools have seen a significant improvement in student scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the benchmark measure of learning, and the students are now in a better position to take on challenging work, said Anuj Bhavnani, head of the project at the Kota Primary School.
The software also helps to make sure that the students have access to the best possible equipment and software to help them with their work, he added, and is also a good training tool for developers to help teach their software to others.
“It is not just software,” Bhavni added.
“A lot of our students come in for training and are very enthusiastic about it.
We are also testing it on the software development and training side.
We have to be careful not to over-emphasise the software because there is also some very important stuff in there.
But we are happy with the results.”
The pilot project has also been an example of how students can get a good education, with students who are trained using the technology being able to learn basic skills like computer programming, math, and English as well.
The curriculum has been designed to suit each student’s abilities, and they can also choose what courses to take, such as computer science or engineering, depending on their ability level.
The programme is also open to all students, including students with disabilities.
The main objective of the pilot is to ensure that the software works for all students in a manner that minimises the impact on the learning environment and the resources that are used for it, according to the consortium.
Microsoft and Cognisant have also invested in a number of projects to promote the use of technology to train students, with Microsoft funding a pilot for a school in Kerala that aims to use Microsoft software for teaching, while Cognisants training students in digital literacy.
“Microsoft has invested a lot in education in India, particularly in digital education,” said K.V. Ramasamy, principal of the Kankhagam High School, in Kerala, which is a part of the Microsoft project.
“And we want to promote their technology and encourage them to get the education that they need.
And in India there are a lot more young people that are looking to become software developers.
We want to make the software for their needs so that they can get jobs and do whatever they want with it.”