Microsoft, AICTE collaborate to talent college students, educators in new-age applied sciences like AI, IoT & information science

Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE, mentioned upskilling is essential to boost employability alternatives for college students. (Representative picture: PTI)

Tech large Microsoft on Monday mentioned it has partnered with All India Council For Technical Education to empower learners and educators in new-age applied sciences, together with synthetic intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), information science and cloud computing.

As a part of the partnership, over 1,500-course modules from Microsoft will probably be made obtainable to college students and educators freed from price via AICTE’s e-learning portal ELIS, a press release mentioned.

Microsoft’s studying useful resource centre Microsoft Learn has been built-in with the ELIS platform to offer entry to personalised studying paths and sources for college students, protecting a broad vary of applied sciences together with AI, IoT, information science and cloud computing, amongst others, it added.

The collaboration will even present educators entry to on-line studying paths and instructor-led coaching materials via the Microsoft Learn for Educators platform.

Eligible educators and college members can entry Microsoft’s ready-to-teach curriculum and educating supplies aligned with industry-recognised Microsoft certifications, it mentioned.

The collaboration with All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) displays Microsoft’s dedication to constructing a robust skilling ecosystem within the nation and guarantee continuity in studying, Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari mentioned.

“COVID-19 has accelerated the need for upskilling and has shown clearly that the future of learning will be profoundly personalised and supported by technology. We are committed to empowering learners and educators across the country to skill themselves in emerging technologies and partner in the journey to thrive in a digital future,” he added.

Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE, mentioned upskilling is essential to boost employability alternatives for college students.

“AICTE is happy to partner with Microsoft to help students get an opportunity to be hands-on with the latest technology and build products and services for the future,” he added.

Through this partnership, college students will even get a chance to be hands-on with know-how and construct for the longer term with Azure for Students. Eligible college students aged 18 and above can construct apps, discover AI, and profit from huge information with entry to greater than 25 free Azure companies together with USD 100 in Azure credit score, renewable yearly.

To make studying extra interactive, Microsoft will host dwell webinars on next-generation applied sciences for college students of AICTE. To guarantee know-how advantages everybody, Microsoft will even sponsor 1,000 Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers spanning completely different applied sciences for college students from underserved communities.

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