Introduction of the AI Programme
In commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, the Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, launched an artificial intelligence (AI) programme. This initiative is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the National Council for Vocational Education and Skill, and GUVI—an Edutech startup incubated by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. GUVI has developed this programme, which is available in nine Indian languages, marking a significant step in breaking the language barrier in technology education and empowering youth, particularly those in rural areas.
Empowering Youth with Frontier Skills
The AI programme has been meticulously designed to equip youth with cutting-edge skills. Minister Pradhan emphasized that language should not limit technology and emphasized the need for technology courses in multiple Indian languages. The launch of this programme signifies an important milestone in dismantling language barriers in technology education, ensuring that India’s youth, especially those residing in rural areas, are future-proofed.
Expanding Language Options and Future Prospects
Minister Pradhan expressed his appreciation for the initiative and urged GUVI to curate courses in all Indian languages. This expansion will facilitate broader access to technology education and provide greater opportunities for students across the country. By breaking down language barriers, the AI programme aims to empower Indian youth and prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of the future.
The launch of the AI programme on World Youth Skills’ Day highlights the government’s commitment to skill development and fostering technological literacy among Indian youth. By promoting inclusivity through multi-language courses, the initiative aims to bridge the gap between language and technology education, ensuring a brighter future for India’s “Yuva Shakti” (young workforce), particularly those in rural areas.