*Ambassador- students got free access to Google technologies
*Among selected LPU students-one is from Nepal and another from Chhattisgarh
Jalandhar: American multinational Google Inc launched Google Student Ambassador programme as search for talent, and to make its latest products available among students. This year, around 1,750 strong candidates from 200 educational institutions from across India participated. They vied for the coveted Google Student Ambassador (GSA) title for the academic session 2013-14. Amidst strong competitors, two engineering students of LPU got selected after clearing aptitude test and an interview. Recently, these students, Khageshwar Ijardar and Bishal Sapkota (both from B Tech Hons CSE program), attended the Google India Community Summit-2013 in Goa. This biggest summit was organised by Google Country Outreach team. The summit brought together Google Business Group (GBG) Managers, Google Developer Group (GDG) Managers, and Google Student Ambassadors (GSAs) from across India. All gathered for an intensive four-day training program on community management, best practice sharing and product knowledge. Being GSAs for one year, both the students will get opportunity to participate in various Google training sessions to be held in 2013-14. Presently, encouraged at the summit, both are working on the first project ‘Vanity URL to LPU on G+ Page’.
Mr Sunil Rao, Google Country Head-Outreach Programs, who invited both the students for the summit, informed: “In today’s fast changing technology setting, programs that bridge gap between what is taught in colleges and what is sought by industry are important. Google facilitates one such partnership through its Google Student Ambassador (GSA) program – where we partner with academia to promote the use of technology in everyday lives. GSAs are liaison between Google and the students’ university/college.”
Congratulating the students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal mentioned: “It is a matter of great pride that Google, which is world leader in technologies, has selected our students. However, they have shouldered great responsibility, and they will have to prove how much creative and exceptional they are.” Mr Mittal added: “Google platform will definitely give the students a right spring board to excel in the career ahead.”
Bishal, who is an international student at LPU from Nepal, said: "As an ambassador, I will organise various Google sponsored programs like apps developing competition and other technical events on my campus. I and Khageshwar feel that we were right in joining LPU covering many thousand miles distance. At LPU, we have got great opportunities for our shining career ahead. We will indeed prove ourselves to be a great part of technology revolution, and also experience what Google communities are all about!”