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Amazon Eyes Launching Its Computer Science Education Program in India


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Amazon is planning to extend Future Engineer, its computer science education program, to India.

In a job recruitment post, the company said that initial research for Amazon Future Engineer, through which it aims to bring computer science education to underserved and underrepresented children and young adults, is "currently underway" in India and the chosen candidate would be tasked with working with local nonprofits and government officials.

The post said that Amazon plans to launch the program in India in 2021. The program is currently operational in the United States, where the company serves more than 5,000 schools and 550,000 students with computer science coursework, the company said.

Amazon isn't the only tech giant tending to India's education market, where more than 260 million children go to school and much of the population sees education as a key to economic progress. Facebook, Google, and Microsoft have also established partnerships and invested in educational efforts in India.

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