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Govt partners with Google India to launch mentorship programme for engineering students under Kerala Startup Mission

The government has initiated another move to boost the bidding entrepreneurship drive in India in which the MeitY (ministry of electronics and information technology) has partnered with Google India to launch a six-month long programme to provide mentorship to engineering students under the banner of Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), reported Inc42.

The agreement has been inked in order to mobilise engineering students for innovative solutions under the mentorship of Google officials.

The name of the programme is ‘Build for Digital India‘, for which the deadline of participation is October 31.

“India has a good number of nascent firms that provide solutions for problems related to society at large,” said Siddhant Agarwal, programme coordinator, Google developer relations.

“Entrepreneurship is in itself primarily driven by people’s knowledge and passion for innovation. The major secret behind the success of entrepreneurship such as Facebook and Amazon is that they addressed the hidden problem that had been there for years,” Saji Gopinath, chief executive of KSUM said.

Earlier in October this year, the Oppo Mobiles India Private Limited and the Wadhwani Foundation inked a Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with the KSUM (Kerala Startup Mission) to run incubation and acceleration programmes for startups.

Furthermore, the KSUM also launched an integrated startup complex programme in Kochi in January 2019 for various tech-based startups.

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