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The ‘AI-for-India’ Initiative launched by IIT Madras-incubated startup GUVI and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to upskill Indians in coding has attracted over 2.80 lakh participants interested in learning Python and Artificial Intelligence.

A one-day online coding event, it is being conducted by GUVI in association with AICTE, IIT Madras Research Park, with more partners now roped in. It is targeted towards students, IT professionals, and anyone in the age group of 8 to 80 years interested in coding, IIT Madras said.

This online event has already commenced and registrations can be done on

GUVI wants to boost the participation to 10 lakh people, which will drive it towards a Guinness World Record for the maximum number of participants in an online event.

IIT Madras Institute Professor and SEBI’s Technical Advisory Committee Chairman Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala said, “GUVI is a remarkable Ed-tech company that is taking up a very unique initiative – ‘AI-for-India’ – where they will train 10 lakh students by teaching them Python and upskill them with AI skills.”

Participants can choose their time slot and learn to build a face recognition app using Python from industry experts. A Free Python course will be unlocked by GUVI to all the participants for learning the foundational concepts of Python programming language.

In addition, Participation Certification will be awarded for the learners who take part in this Guinness World record initiative. Also, unlimited access to a Coding skill-building platform called ‘CodeKata’, will be offered to all those who registered to ‘AI-for-India’.




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