Tech Giant Google and LPU Collaborate

JALANDHAR, India -- Tech giant Google and Lovely Professional University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer courses with specialization in Android programming. For this, LPU is going to establish 'Center of Excellence' at its campus, and this center will be counted among very few centers across the world. Android app is Google's flagship product and the world's most popular mobile operating system. As for its recent usage, Android captures 40% of the market share and its penetration in India is the highest.

A few months back, Google's Indian-origin CEO, Mr Sundar Pichai was in India where he had said, "As per the new plan of Google, we will train two million Android developers in partnership with 30 universities. This will be done over the time period of next three years. For me, getting many developers in the workforce is that it is going to solve many new things." On these lines, LPU advanced itself and availed the coveted opportunity.

In fact, Android powers hundreds of millions of mobile devices in more than 190 countries around the world. It is the largest installed base of any mobile platform and is continuously growing fast. Every day another million users power up their Android devices for the first time and start looking for apps and other digital content. This historical tie-up is to strengthen students' abilities to meet global challenges. LPU students will get Android certifications as a part of their syllabus and that too at no additional cost.

LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shares, "Nowadays, more and more people are using smartphones and most of these phones are powered by Android apps in one or the other form. As such, each and every company is also recruiting students who are expert in Android programming." Mr Mittal added, "Seeing this, all courses of Android programming have become utmost necessity for LPU. We came out with the idea that no one else could be a great partner than Google itself. Under this collaboration, our students will be trained through Google expertise. For this training, LPU is going to set the state-of-the-art Google Center of Excellence with ultra-modern facilities and Google Chromebooks."

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