IIT Madras incubated a start-up to offer free Python and AI lessons to 1 million children from low-income families



With the aim of equipping the country’s young people with technical skills, the startup GUVI incubated by IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad has partnered with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to offer free advanced courses in Python and in AI to over one million socially and economically disadvantaged young people in India.

According to IIT Madras, Million Python’s free programming and advanced AI courses can be learned in various vernaculars such as Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu, among others, as well as English. Free access to this will be available through the registration process enabled on the official GUVI website. The learner also has the option of availing themselves of an IIT Madras certificate on the Python GUVI programming course by passing an assessment and paying a nominal fee at IIT Madras.

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At the launch of NEAT 3.0, Dharmendra Pradhan mentioned GUVI and said: “In the 21st century, I am happy to see that startups founded by young Indians are at the forefront of the world. I appreciate GUVI for joining AICTE to lead this initiative to empower socially and economically disadvantaged youth through its online and vernacular approach to technology learning. India needs a huge employable youth propelled by such AICTE initiatives. “

AICTE plans to distribute free edtech coupons to students whose annual family income is less than Rs 8 lakh. These free coupons will be distributed through the NEAT portal as well as through the GUVI website, according to the press release issued by IIT Madras. The thoughtful vision of Sridevi Arunprakash, co-founder of GUVI, aligns with NEAT’s goals of bringing the best technology products in educational pedagogy on a single platform for the convenience of learners, said. he adds.

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Speaking about this initiative to empower young Indians, Mr. Arun Prakash, Founder and CEO of GUVI, said, “Our goal of equipping our country’s youth with the best employable skills coincides with the goals of NEAT. The Python programming and AI skills offered by this collaboration will be of great support to deserving students, helping them to advance in their careers.

Additionally, SP Balamurugan, Co-Founder of GUVI, said, “Our collaboration with AICTE expands the availability of edtech resources for students for better online upgrading. The Python and AI skills included in this initiative focus on facial recognition technology that any beginner can master with strong willpower. “

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