Microsoft and AICTE collaborate to talent college students and educators in subsequent era applied sciences

  • Over 1,500 course modules from Microsoft can be made out there to college students and educators freed from price by AICTE’s e-learning portal

New Delhi, October 12, 2020: With a imaginative and prescient to offer uninterrupted on-line studying to tens of millions of scholars throughout the nation, the Government of India’s All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) has partnered with Microsoft to empower learners and educators with future-ready expertise.

As a part of this partnership, over 1,500 course modules from Microsoft can be made out there to college students and educators freed from price by AICTE’s e-learning portal, ELIS. Microsoft’s studying useful resource centre, Microsoft Learn, has been integrated with the ELIS platform to offer entry to customized studying paths and assets for college students, overlaying a broad vary of applied sciences together with AI, IoT, knowledge science, and cloud computing amongst others.

The collaboration additionally offers educators entry to best-in-class on-line studying paths and instructor-led coaching materials by the Microsoft Learn for Educators platform. Eligible educators and school members can entry Microsoft’s ready-to-teach curriculum and instructing supplies aligned with industry-recognized Microsoft certifications.

Commenting on this, Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, mentioned, “Our collaboration with AICTE reflects our commitment to building a strong skilling ecosystem in the country and ensure continuity in learning. COVID-19 has accelerated the need for upskilling and has shown clearly that the future of learning will be profoundly personalized 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.”

Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, Ministry of Education, mentioned, “Upskilling is very important to enhance employability opportunities for 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.”

Through this partnership, college students may also get a possibility to be hands-on with know-how and construct for the long run with Azure for Students. Eligible college students aged 18 and above can construct apps, discover AI, and take advantage of massive knowledge with entry to greater than 25 free Azure companies together with $100 in Azure credit score, renewable yearly.

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

About AICTE
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory physique and a national-level regulatory council for technical training, below the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education. It is an apex physique, answerable for correct planning and coordinated improvement of the technical training and administration training system in India. The AICTE approves the undergraduate, and postgraduate and fellow applications below particular classes at 10okay+ Indian establishments as per its constitution. There are over 7.5 million college students and a pair of.5 million school.

About Microsoft
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) permits digital transformation for the period of an clever cloud and an clever edge. Its mission is to empower each individual and each group on the planet to attain extra. Microsoft arrange its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 11,000 staff, engaged in gross sales and advertising and marketing, analysis, improvement and buyer companies and assist, throughout 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. Microsoft affords its world cloud companies from native knowledge facilities to speed up digital transformation throughout Indian startups, companies, and authorities organizations.

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