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February 4, 2018

As robots replace Indian techies, online education strikes gold

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By Rajiv Rao, ZDnet

Under siege by robots and hampered by outdated skills in an environment of drastic change, India’s tech workers and tech giants are increasingly leaning on online education outfits for a much-needed reboot.  A few days ago, a crucial deal struck between Indian IT major Tech Mahindra and edX reveals the true potential of the above-mentioned online platforms. edX would reskill 117,000 of its employees in India and around the world in skill sets that are desperately sought-after today: IoT, cybersecurity, virtual reality, machine learning, big data and analytics. In an ancillary boost to edX, Mahindra also stated that it would select high performers in the MicroMasters learning platform who were not amongst the IT major’s employees for interviews, provided they fulfilled the minimum criteria of education and work experience — basically the equivalent of winning the lottery in a country where opportunities are slim.

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