Microsoft India today announced a new partnership with the Department of College Education, Govt. of Rajasthan in India to improve the integration of technology in education and skilling of students and educators in government colleges. Microsoft is also planning to train educators from government colleges through the Microsoft Innovative Educator Program. It will also make Professional development content for educators such as the Microsoft Teaching with Technology (TwT) available through the Microsoft Educator Network.
Speaking on this announcement, Pratik Mehta, Director Sales – Education, Microsoft India, said, “At Microsoft we believe that education is the single-most important investment in the future of individuals, and key to the growth of a nation. We are deeply invested in empowering India’s education ecosystem with technology, necessary for success in the 21st century. The combination of quality content, partnerships, capacity building of students, teachers and administrators is as essential for this as access to technology. We are delighted to continue our collaboration with the state of Rajasthan in this journey.”
“This initiative would enhance employability of youth in the state in addition to empowering them with technical education. She further said that on completion of the first phase, the training will be imparted to additional students. The Department of College Education is undertaking various initiatives for the benefit of students and during this academic session, it is introducing programs related to employment generation,” said Minister of Higher, Technical and Sanskrit Education, Govt of Rajasthan, Shrimati Kiran Maheshwari.
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