India: Apple offers project internships to GNIT students to work on the Maps app

After announcing the launch of Maps Development Center on May 19, Apple has short-listed 30 engineering students from the city for a 6-month project work before they could be considered for placements some time in April next year, according to the Business Standard.

These 30 students are studying at India’s G Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science (GNITS) for Women. They’ve been divided into six teams to work on six separate projects as a part of Apple's internship program, reports the Business Standard. This is the first known move directed at hiring people for the entry level jobs for the Center.

In May Apple announced the opening of a new office in Hyderabad that would focus on development of Maps for iOS, macOS and watchOS devices. This investment will accelerate Maps development and create up to 4,000 jobs, according to CEO Tim Cook. The new facility, located on the Waverock campus, will provide a world-class, LEED-certified home for the expanding Maps team, he added.

GNITS — located in Hyderabad — was founded by the late Sri Pulla Reddy Garu in 1997, with the objective of providing excellent learning facility for women to pursue education in engineering. GNITS is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), accredited by NBA (AICTE).