Microsoft, AICTE collaborate to ability college students, educators in AI, IoT, Big Data, extra

Tech big Microsoft on Monday mentioned it has partnered with All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) 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 can be made out there to college students and educators freed from price by way of 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 supply entry to personalised studying paths and sources for college kids, overlaying a broad vary of applied sciences, together with AI, IoT, information science, and cloud computing, amongst others, it added.

The collaboration may also present educators entry to on-line studying paths and instructor-led coaching materials by way of 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-recognised Microsoft certifications, it mentioned.

The collaboration with 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.

He added, “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.”

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

“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 may also get a chance 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 information with entry to over 25 free Azure providers, together with $100 in Azure credit score, renewable yearly.

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

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