Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s announcements regarding India and Indian Education

Many of us might wonder that what books renowned people would have mug up in their childhood or college days that have led them to become the CEOs of some of the esteemed organizations. Anyhow, marks and mugging up of books leads you nowhere but it helps in securing good marks. It is your skills in the respective field that helps you in ruling the organization or the nation. One such example is Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer of Google Inc.

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Sundar Pichai and Harsha Bhogle during the event in New Delhi

Sundar Pichai’s India visit was full of meetings and talks. But the Google CEO also proved that during his childhood, he too was also good in academics when he quoted, “My Class XII score was not enough to get me admission in SRCC at an interactive session held at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in Delhi University”. During interactive session #AskSundar, he answered many questions raised by students like what he would have been if not the Google CEO and what kind of workplace Google is, to when he bought his first smartphone. He’s shown an unwitting commitment towards his home country and also has made few announcements regarding India.

This is Chennai-born Pichai’s first visit to India took over as the head of one of the world’s largest tech companies in August. On his two-day India trip, he discussed the company’s following expansion plans in India.

  • Google in collaboration with National Skill Development Council will train 2 million developers in India.
  • Google will launch its Google’s rural internet program – Project Loon which will move from pilot to full-scale program to cover 300,000 villages in India.
  • Plan to set-up a new campus in Hyderabad. At present, Google has four offices in India with over 1,500 people working on building products, of the 14,000 people globally.

Let’s have a look at other points too that were addressed to the gathering present at Delhi University’s SRCC College during the special event organized by the company called Google for India.

  • Empowerment of Women : To introduce the internet to rural women of India, Google is planning to come up with Pilot Project.
  • He encouraged the students to not worry about taking risks. He was of the view that though they may not work out the first time around, but it will work out in the long run.

Also read : Google signs MoU to promote digital literacy in Haryana

Google CEO told students that he did dream of being a cricketer like so many Indians. “I used to be a huge fan of Sunil Gavaskar when he was playing and later, Sachin Tendulkar when he played. I always had a dream.” He not only said this, but he also showed his batting skills while strolling by India Gate.

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