Microsoft offers Ed-vantage program

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 17:25 hrs

Kolkata, Oct 18 (IBNS) IT giant Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. on Thursday announced the launch of a new education resourcing program, Microsoft Ed-vantage, in response to strong feedback received from academic institutions in India.

The key aspects of this feedback related to helping the institutions with topics that are most relevant to them, such as partnering with them to bring in more technology innovation and capacity building for faculty and students; and making their students more employable.

The introduction of Microsoft Ed-vantage represents an evolution in the way over 10,000 universities and colleges can adopt Microsoft student solutions to their individual needs, providing them the opportunity to compete on the global employment stage on an equal footing.

The program aims to consolidate and enhance the benefits to both academic institutions and students who are leveraging well-established Microsoft programs like Campus Agreements, IT Academy, DreamSpark, Imagine Cup, Student2Business etc. that provide the right software tools to the faculty and students.

This program's primary focus is to make students more employable and equip them with skills relevant to industry needs.

It is designed to help eligible academic campuses and their students connect with various organizations in Indian industry, thereby creating a platform for the students to explore internship and employment opportunities.

"The introduction of Ed-vantage represents an all new way that in the way academic institutions can work more closely with Microsoft than ever before, to leverage the technology and programs that we have to offer, build the right skills to become more employable while getting innovative," said Sanket Akerkar, Managing Director, Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited.

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