NEW DELHI -- More free computer course certificates are available in India.A new website, ComputerCourse.in, is offering free online courses for Indian students to learn the basics of computer programming.The courses are based on free basic computer classes available at computer colleges.There are currently three courses available in the program, "The Basics of Computer Programming," "Compute...
A college degree in computer science is becoming a necessity in India, as the country is facing a shortage of skilled IT workers.
According to the United Nations, India ranks fifth out of 158 countries in terms of computer science degree attainment.
The country has one of the highest literacy rates in the world and one of India’s top universities is one of a few that offer computer science courses.
The International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Ahmedabad was recently ranked the top university in the country.
The institute is the oldest in India and was founded in 1971.
Its faculty members include several well-known experts.
Among them are Rajdeep Sardesai, former president of Tata Group and former chairman of the Tata Group.
Sardesai is also a former president and chair of the Institute of Computing Sciences, an institution that conducts research on computer science and technology.
His work focuses on how the technology is used in the Indian economy and society.
The institute has received support from the government, but it was not immediately clear what role the institute was planning to play in the IT economy.
While Indian students often struggle to get jobs, there is a huge gap between what the country needs and what it offers.
The government recently increased the number of online courses to 500,000 from 100,000.
It said it would add the courses to the university’s online offerings.
In an interview with the Times of India, Rajdeep said, “Computer science has always been a very important field of study.
If you have more students in the field, you will be able to improve the quality of the education system and create more jobs.”
Indian students are getting ready to take part in the first online computer science class.
The program is being offered in a special school in the capital, Ahmedabad, and it will begin on September 23.