AICTE, Meta Floats ‘Creators of Metaverse Programme’

  • Meta’s implementation partner, 1M1B (One Million for One Billion) will manage the program

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Meta have launched the “Creators of Metaverse” program – a pioneering initiative aimed at preparing India’s youth for the future of immersive technology. The launch event took place at the AICTE headquarters in New Delhi. The program will be managed by 1M1B.

The “Creators of Metaverse” program seeks to equip 100,000 college students and 20,000 faculty members with the essential knowledge and technical skills in Augmented Reality (AR) through the Meta Spark platform. The initiative rolled out through the AICTE Training and Learning Bureau (TLB), will play a crucial role in transforming India’s education landscape and fostering innovation among the youth.

During the launch event, senior executives from AICTE and Meta shared their insights on the future of work and how the program will empower youth to become creators and innovators ready for the future of jobs. Additionally, the event showcased inspiring AR projects created by students during the program’s pilot phase, highlighting the program’s potential to shape career paths through the power of immersive technologies.

Key stakeholders present at the launch event included Prof. (Dr.) T G Sitharam, Chairman, AICTE, Ramesh Unnikrishnan, Advisor, AICTE and other senior officials. Additionally, Meta represented by Natasha Jog, Head of Instagram Policy & Policy Programs, India and Shivang Raina, Policy Programs Manager, India, further reinforced the government’s commitment to promoting technological advancements in education. Representatives from One Million for One Billion (1M1B) were also present to support the initiative.

In conjunction with the launch event, Meta reiterated its commitment to engage with 10 million+ students and 1 million+ teachers across schools in India with a focus on digital citizenship and AR-VR education.

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