India overtook the US to become the top
country in the world in terms of interest in mobile developer courses in 2016. Search
queries in mobile development courses from India saw 200% year on year growth
in the last two years with Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra leading with
bulk of queries from India.
As indicated by the report, mobile
development courses make for 6 per cent IT-related courses that are in huge
demand and it is expected that the volume will massively grow owing to the
continuous rise in standard mobile developers in India.
"We have seen tremendous response for mobile
developer courses from India, with 16,500 students enrolling every month,
taking up Android development, mobile web development and learning new
cloud-based technology courses," said Peter Lubbers, Head, Google
Developer Training, in a statement.
Mobile development courses are in huge
demand in India and it is growing with each passing day. These courses are
being offered online and offline both. Major training partners are Simplilearn,
Udacity, Edureka, Koenig, Manipal Global, and UpGrad. These are key private
partners to provide mobile development courses across India.
In a statement by Krishna Kumar, CEO of
Simplilearn, he mentioned that 65 per cent of students in mobile development
courses are either college students or fresh graduates’ when compared to US, where 60 per cent students are working professionals.
"While India leads the world in terms
of education-related queries, demand for vocational training courses has been
steadily rising, comprising 40 per cent of the total search volume growing at a
healthy rate of 50 per cent year-on-year," Google India said.
Beginning 2017, more than 40 private and
state specialized colleges will offer the "Android Fundamental"
course as a major aspect of standard educational modules.