Start-up Village Collective, in association with Facebook, will partner academic institutions to train students on latest technologies developing globally, starting with virtual reality technology.
“Most of the companies work with US universities to reach out to students and build innovative product and application on emerging technologies. We in partnership with Facebook will take up every new technology to students in India and train them on it,” Start-up Village Collective (SV.CO) Chairman Sanjay Vijayakumar today said.
Under the School of Innovation program, select students will be trained by SV.CO and Facebook.
“Facebook will give students scholarships and there will be no fee charged from them for training,” Vijaykumar said.
“Our aim is to bring Indian students at par with global peers,” Vijayakumar said.
SV.CO has partnered with Shastra University, Manipal University, Gujarat Technical University for imparting training on virtual reality.
“For the programme, we will start inviting application in February. In July, there will be a national level hackathon, where we will give a problem to students and ask for technical solution. This will help us in selecting students,” Vijayakumar said.
The VR industry globally is still in a nascent stage.
“At Facebook, we are committed to working with Indias growing technology talent and developer community to help catalyse the next generation of startup success in India,” Facebook India and South Asia, Head of Platform Partnerships, Satyajeet Singh said.