Snapchat, Niti Aayog To Train 12,000 Indian Teachers In Augmented Reality (AR)

MAR 08, 2022

Snap, the parent company of popular instant messaging platform Snapchat, on Tuesday partnered with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog to train over 12,000 teachers in Augmented Reality (AR) in the next two years and drive AR adoption among the youth in the country. Snap also announced its partnership with the Atal Incubation Centers (AICs) to support the Indian start-up ecosystem with AR advertising bootcamps, ad credits and other opportunities.

“Augmented Reality is the future, given its varied applications in a rapidly digitizing India. We’re excited to utilize Snap Inc’s expertise in Augmented Reality to create a cadre of GenZ students that are skilled in this futuristic technology," said Dr Chintan Vaishnav, Director of Atal Innovation Mission. The Snap Lens Network of creators in India has grown by over 200 per cent since September 2020. “We are excited to help the Atal Tinkering Labs in its mission to create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in India, and help India become an Augmented Reality hub," said Uthara Ganesh, Public Policy Head, India at Snap.