In order to provide more than 500,000 students with the knowledge and skills needed to use MongoDB Atlas, MongoDB today announced that it will launch the MongoDB for Academia program in India. MongoDB Atlas is the leading, multi-cloud developer data platform.
The MongoDB for Academia program offers training for students, educational materials for teachers, free credits to use MongoDB technology, and certifications to assist people start careers in the tech sector.
In order to narrow the technology skills gap in India, ICT Academy, a non-profit project of the Tamil Nadu government, and MongoDB are collaborating as part of the introduction of MongoDB for Academia in the country. ICT Academy trains higher education professors and students. The partnership with more than 800 educational institutions will assist MongoDB’s initiatives to upskill students and train more than 1,000 educators.
Participants in MongoDB for Academia in India will have access to credits for MongoDB Atlas worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and free MongoDB certification. They will also have free educational materials and training to assist teachers and students in developing the abilities required to develop, manage, and deploy contemporary, business-critical applications.
The program also provides access to the MongoDB PhD Fellowship programme, which gives exceptional PhD candidates the chance to conduct computer science research, network with MongoDB engineers, and present research at MongoDB events. It also offers an award of up to $50,000, with the goal of significantly advancing computer science or related fields.
MongoDB and ICT Academy will also collaborate on a number of cooperative projects, such as educator enablement sessions, academic summits, learnathons, technical bootcamps, and other educational initiatives. The MongoDB for Academia initiative is a component of MongoDB’s broader plan to support India’s expanding developer community.