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The Minister of Education recently launched the AI ​​for India campaign to assess, train, offer internships, award projects, certify and employ 2.5 million citizens. The campaign is powered by a private tech giant and backed by the Ministry of Education and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

A government official said the AI ​​for India initiative aims to bridge the gap between the supply and demand matrix of global tech talent with Indian students. He added that they are changing education policies to hone the skills of young people and prepare them for the future. AI for India will guarantee over 2 million internships, over 50,000 industries and 36,000 institutions for digital India.

According to a report from the government’s AI portal, the campaign is divided into five events:

Future Engineering Scholarship National Review: Targets increasing the adoption of AI in grades 8-12, undergraduate and postgraduate levels and among citizens who want to learn about emerging technologies.

All India Skill to Scale Avenue: Targets people who want to reach the required level of industry skills for AI.

AI Ideathon: seeks the development of solutions based on AI, cloud or data.

All India Data Engineering Quiz Competition: aims to broaden knowledge about emerging technologies across topics and verticals.

All India Jonathon for Cloud, Data and AI Candidates: thanks to this, citizens who participated in any of the four events will be able to seek positions in 100,000 jobs in the industries of the country.

The campaign is part of the government program ABCDEFGHI. It was set up to train students in the areas of AI, blockchain, cybersecurity, data analytics and intelligence, extended reality (XR), electronics , energy solutions, full-stack development, gamification, GitHub, HTML5, human-computer interaction and the Internet of Things (IoT). The government aims to train around 10 million students in these fields for 3 to 6 months.

In another attempt to increase the adoption of emerging technologies, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and the Indian Institute of Technology of Delhi (IIT-Delhi) announced in May that they would design a curriculum for schools including robotics, AI, machine learning and data science. The program is aimed at students in grades 9 through 12 in schools affiliated with the CISCE council.

IIT-Delhi Technology Innovation Center, I-Hub Foundation for Cobotics (IHFC), and CISCE signed a Memorandum of Understanding to carry out the project. As OpenGov Asia reported, the IHFC would help CISCE scale down the curriculum to “build 21st century skills” and achieve the goals set out in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Additionally, the officials said that they plan to upgrade current STEM courses online with NEP 2020.

A representative from IHFC stressed the need to build the country’s capacity to master emerging technologies. As IHFC develops the program, it will reflect experiential learning principles and aspects of theory. IHFC could play an important role in the realization of the project in about 2,700 schools affiliated to CISCE by providing advice and technical expertise. According to the IHFC Project Director, key aspects of the project’s vision are to foster teamwork, innovation and knowledge to bridge the gaps between young engineering students and potential future robot enthusiasts. .