With three successful editions behind us, we are pleased to return with the Google India Women in Engineering Award 2011. This year, the award will open for applications on September 15, 2010, and is open to any woman student of Computer Science, in an under-graduate, post-graduate or doctoral program, that meets the application criteria. Applications remain open till October 31, 2010.
Aspirants to the award will be assessed on their academic excellence, passion for Computer Science and demonstrated leadership and the awardees will each receive a sum of INR 1,00,000. The winners will be announced in February, 2011. We look forward to inviting the winners for a conclave at the Google India engineering office.
Marketing professionals looking to learn and demonstrate proficiency in online advertising have a new avenue to get the necessary training. Google India in association NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today introduced a special ‘Advanced Online Advertising’ program. As part of this initiative, NIIT will offer a specially designed training program in online advertising which will be certified by Google.
The training program in online advertising has been designed and customized to equip the Indian advertising and marketing professional with better understanding of Google’s global advertising program Google ‘AdWords’. The program content and module outline has been designed by experts from Google and will cover all aspects of search engine marketing, measuring and optimising online campaigns. As a unique feature, the professionals will be pre-allotted advertising budget to formulate live campaigns, so that they have a rich hands- on experience even while they are undergoing training.
The program will be delivered by NIIT Imperia using Synchronous Learning Technology. The four months program, certified by Google, will be spread across 13 weeks for smooth learning and better retention of concepts. The program offered by NIIT will equip marketers with the capability to use the right tools to maximise their brand’s visibility and assess the effectiveness of their online campaigns.
In the first phase the program, Graduates in any discipline with minimum of 2 years of experience will be eligible to apply for the program. After the successful completion of the program, candidates will be awarded with a Google -NIIT Imperia certification.
The program will be available across 17 centres of NIIT across India and will commence on 5th Oct, 2010.
More details on the program can be found at NIIT Imperia website.
We are inviting all children in India to participate in this exciting 'doodling' competition and get a chance to feature their ‘doodle’ on 14 November on www.google.co.in. The competition is open for all children from 5 to 16 years across India. This year, our chosen theme is ‘My dream for India’ encouraging young doodlers to imagine what India would be like in two decades from now and capture those images in color and paper.
In addition to the winner's doodle appearing on Google.co.in on November 14, 2010, the star Doodler will receive a technology starter package including a laptop, a year’s Internet connection and a Rs 2,00,000 technology grant for the school that he or she will represent.
Just like last year, the participants will be clubbed in three different categories- Class 1 to 3 , Class 4 to 6 and Class 7 to 10. JJ School of Arts will select the top 200 entries from each category which will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The judges will then shortlist 15 doodles from each category, bringing it down to a total of 45 final Doodles.
All the final entries will be exhibited for public voting and based on the number of votes, one winner from each category will be selected. Each of these winners will receive a laptop. Dennis Hwang, the original Google Doodler, will then choose the final winning Doodle from the total 45 finalists.
Participating in the competition is simple:
So gather those art supplies. All it takes to enter is a drawing on paper using your favorite medium (crayons, markers, colored pencils, whatever) –
For information about the contest and to download/print material for use, log onto:www.google.co.in/doodle4google
Posted by Nikhil Rungta, Country Marketing Manager, Google India
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