VIJAYAPURA: As the scope for app development these days is picking up with a range of smart devices hitting the market and anyone with a dose of creativity and basic knowledge of coding and JAVA can become an app developer, most of the engineering and computer science students are showing interest to take app development as a career.
With the penetration of smartphone and the creative apps deciding the future of almost every business, the android app development training seems to be the most sought after course for computer graduates.
“Being an IT student, we learn basics of coding and JAVA as a part of our academics, which is quintessential to develop any basic mobile application. With additional professional training we stand a better chance to grab the jobs in software companies,” expressed D Ravi Krishna, a third year IT student of VR Siddhartha Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Even the experts suggest that the budding app developers should acquire professional app development skills which have a huge demand in IT, telecom, phone and chip manufacturing, gaming and online advertising firms.
“Companies always give preference to industry-ready candidates. Though a few colleges are incorporating mobile computing in their syllabus, many still lag behind. These days, most of the youth are showing interest to become app developers which is a good sign and there are lot of opportunities for them,” said Efftronics systems managing director S Krishna Rao.
As many as 50 engineering students are providing professional training for students from VR Siddhartha Institute of Engineering and Technology, SRK Institute of Engineering and Technology, MIC College and PVP SIT, where the state government had launched the Skill development training centres.
“To make app development as a career needs more professional training. With the app training centres started by the government we are able to get training from professionals from leading companies,” said A Arun Bhargav, a third year student of IT department in VRSIT in Vijayawada.
Even the students are feeling happy with the professional training they are getting in the college itself by paying `3,000 in first phase and `12,000 for second phase training. “We need to pay thousands of rupees for professional training in app development in private institutions, which we are getting at affordable prices in our colleges itself,” said P Madhavi, a final year student of MIC institute of engineering and technology, recently grabbed a job as app developer in Logicshore company.