Amazon is planning to extend its childhood-to-career computer science program Future Engineer to India. With Amazon Future Engineer program, Amazon is aiming to bring more than 10 million kids to computer science per year, and fund computer science courses for over 100,000 underprivileged kids in 2,000 low-income high schools in the U.S. It also awards 100 students per year with four-year $10,000 scholarships and offers internships at Amazon.

Amazon Future Engineer is a big part of Amazon’s $50 million investment in computer science over the next five years. Amazon Future Engineer has also donated more than $20 million to organizations that promote computer science/STEM education across the US.

In its job post, Amazon said  that it plans to launch the program in India by the end of 2021. The childhood-to-career program is currently operational in the United States, where the company serves more than 5,000 schools and 550,000 students with computer science coursework, it said in a press release earlier this week. 

"Amazon India has a specific focus on equipping children and young adults from underserved and underprivileged communities to build better futures for themselves," Amazon said in the description.

Amazon has already forayed into India's online education space as the e-commerce giant is already running a test preparation platform called Amazon Academy, focused on preparing for the IIT-JEE engineering entrance exams for students of Classes 11 and 12. Actually, following the release of the "JEE Ready" app on the Play Store in Dec 2019, Amazon rebranded it as "Amazon Academy".


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