Amazon said on Tuesday it is extending its computer science program Future Engineer to India. Through the program, for which Amazon partners with players such as Code.org, Amazon aims to bring CS education to underserved and underrepresented children and young adults.
In India, the company said it expects the program, which will be available in Hindi and other regional languages, to reach over 100,000 students in India within a year.
TechCrunch reported in December that the company was planning to launch the program in the world’s second-largest internet market.
The American e-commerce giant, which has invested more than $6.5 billion in India so far, has been exploring the education space in the country for a few years. Two years ago, it launched JEE Ready, an app aimed at helping students who are preparing for entry into India’s prestigious technology institutes. JEE Ready, which has since been rebranded as Amazon Academy, offers free online classes and analyzes students’ performance in mock tests.
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