Udacity officially launched in India, partnering with Google and Tata Trusts. According to the company, India is the second biggest market for its career focused online courses and so called Nanodegrees.
India has the second largest developer population on the globe with an estimated 3 million software developers. Udacity thinks that the country could gain the top spot by 2018. Through the partnership with Google and Tata Trusts, Udacity is offering 1000 scholarships for the Android Developer Nanodegree.
Udacity will offer its courses for Rs. 9,800 per month. Students who successfully complete a Nanodegree get a 50% refund on the tuition upon graduation.
The company plans to further expand operations in the country through hiring a local team and partnering with more companies over the coming months.