Google announces 3 winners of ‘Build for Digital India’ programme

New Delhi: In a bid to support Indian candidates create services for real-world issues, Google on Wed. declared 3 groups as winners of its Build for Digital India(In) program initiated in partnership with the Ministry of Electronics & Info Technology (MeitY) previous year.

The 3 winning groups have been selected from over 7,000 candidates from over 1,000 universities in India(In). Google supported candidates to build their own prototypes by offering them accessibility to curated content across technologies like mobile, web, machine learning & cloud.

The 3 groups are The 3rd Eye from MIT globe Peace University, Maharashtra(MH) for their own theme ‘Clever Cities & Infra-structure’; Anukai Services from Chitkara University, Punjab(PB) for the theme ‘Clever Cities & Infra-structure’; & ISpeakFree.LY tandem from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Maharashtra(MH) for the theme ‘Accessibility & Disability’.

“We congratulate these student groups & each student that attended in this six-month journey. We’re confident that their own entrepreneurial spirit & innovative services going to support address regions which were core to India(In)’s problems,” stated Paul Ravindranath, Program Manager, Google India(In) Developer Relations.

Out of over 3,000 project submissions, Google shortlisted 61 projects to participate an in-person mentorship boot camps across 4 cities in India(In).

On the basis of feedback revealed by this mentors, top 15 projects have been shortlisted, before selecting the 3 winners.

“We’re glad to watch the result of the powerful collaboration between MeitY & Google in mentoring & upskilling over 7,000 engineering(engr.) & technology candidates with over 3,000 powerful ideas & prototypes that aim to solve for India(In),” stated Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov, Ministry of Electronics & IT.

The program offers a platform for engineering(engr.) candidates to grow market-ready, technology-based services that address key social issues.

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