• Over 1,500 course modules from Microsoft will probably be made accessible to college students and educators freed from value via AICTE’s e-learning portal

New Delhi, October 12, 2020: With a imaginative and prescient to supply uninterrupted on-line studying to hundreds of thousands of scholars throughout the nation, the Authorities of India’s All India Council For Technical Training (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 will probably be made accessible to college students and educators freed from value via AICTE’s e-learning portal, ELIS. Microsoft’s studying useful resource centre, Microsoft Learn, has been integrated with the ELIS platform to supply entry to personalised studying paths and assets for college kids, protecting a broad vary of applied sciences together with AI, IoT, knowledge science, and cloud computing amongst others.

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

Commenting on this, Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, stated, “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 Training, stated, “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.”

Via this partnership, college students can even get a chance to be hands-on with expertise 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 huge 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 kids of AICTE. To make sure expertise advantages everybody, Microsoft can even sponsor 1,000 Microsoft Certification Examination Vouchers spanning totally different applied sciences for college kids from underserved communities.

The All India Council for Technical Training (AICTE) is the statutory physique and a national-level regulatory council for technical schooling, below the Division of Greater Training, Ministry of Training. It’s an apex physique, liable for correct planning and coordinated improvement of the technical schooling and administration schooling system in India. The AICTE approves the undergraduate, and postgraduate and fellow packages below particular classes at 10ok+ 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 particular person and each group on the planet to realize extra. Microsoft arrange its India operations in 1990. Immediately, Microsoft entities in India have over 11,000 workers, engaged in gross sales and advertising and marketing, analysis, improvement and buyer companies and help, throughout 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. Microsoft presents its world cloud companies from native knowledge facilities to speed up digital transformation throughout Indian startups, companies, and authorities organizations.

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