BENGALURU: India has overtaken the United States to become the largest country, when it comes to interest in mobile development courses. If search queries on Google were any indication on the growth, there has been a 200 per cent year on year growth over the last two years.
Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra contribute to a huge share in these search queries, Google India has stated. Other than the southern states, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have also seen an increase in demand, with 70 percent growth y-o-y in the former and a whopping 158 percent in the latter.
Training institutes have seen a steep surge in demand from candidates wanting to pick up skills related to mobile development. Speaking to Express, a trainer in Bengaluru-based Falgee Institute said the demand had increased exponentially.
“While earlier we used to have 4 to 5 students per batch, we are now seeing 25-30 students. During summer vacation, this demand is likely to grow further.”
Attributing this growth mostly to the rising number of startups which are looking at developing mobile applications, he said small companies are hiring developers. “There is a huge demand. In future, nearly every company will look at having their own android app, further increasing the scope for mobile development training,” the trainer added.
The growth has been so much that Simplilearn, one of the top training institutes has seen six times growth in one year, the Google India release stated.
“We have witnessed a 3x increase in the number of individuals taking up certification training programs in the last 3 months. Over 65 percent of our mobile developer learners in India comprise of college students and fresh graduates, compared to the US where 60 per cent of the learners are working professionals between 25 and 44 years,” said Krishna Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of Simplilearn.
Udacity, Edureka, Koenig, Manipal Global, and UpGrad are some of the top institutes offering courses related to mobile development.