Tableau, an analytics platform, has announced its partnership with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Education, Government of India to equip students and educators from AICTE’s over 10,500 higher learning institutes with modern data analytics skills. Through this partnership, Tableau will provide AICTE with Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep licenses, access to eLearning, and sample curriculum material co-created with University professors for educators to get started teaching analytics in classrooms.
There remains a growing need to bridge the data skills gap in India. Coursera’s Global Skills Report 2021 revealed how Indians — despite showing high proficiency in machine learning and mathematics — ranked low in data analysis and data visualisation skills proficiency at 25 per cent and 38 per cent respectively.
Speaking on the partnership, Dr. Chandrasekhar Buddha, Chief Coordinating Officer, AICTE, Ministry of Education, Government of India said, “We are happy to collaborate with Tableau to bring data skills into higher education nationwide. Skill sets are changing across the globe to accommodate a data-driven world. It is increasingly valuable for knowledge workers across all industries to use data to problem solve and make decisions.”
“The year 2020 showed us the significance of data and how it is a strategic asset for all to navigate in the pandemic. Everyone, regardless of their position or department, must understand data which is the new language of business. We are honored to partner with AICTE to democratise analytics and put the power of data in the hands of everyone,” said Anand Ekambaram, Country Manager India, Tableau.
Since 2011, Tableau’s Academic Programs have enabled more than 1.7 million students and teachers from accredited institutions around the world, across disciplines, with critical data skills.