India's Education Ministry, AICTE, and Microsoft collaborate to provide students with skills
"In the time of digitization, new ideas, new innovations and new creativity, these technology companies’ partnerships with the education family (Shikshaa Parivar) are going to create new standards and benchmarks not only for our Indian students but with their knowledge and capacity, it will go beyond," Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said in a statement. Under the MoU, the tech giant will incorporate Microsoft Learn, the company’s centralized training and skilling platform, to complement AICTE’s curriculum and offer students hands-on experience with Microsoft technologies.
Microsoft will also provide students exposure to the Azure Developer Community in India for industry insights and mentorship. "We are focused on creating opportunities for our students in the realm of new technologies so they can be empowered when entering the workforce," said Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Chairman, AICTE. The Future Ready Talent Programme will also be offered for skilling students and virtual mentorship on technology projects to strengthen their competencies. "Our collaboration with AICTE is an extension of our commitment to empower students and educators with skills, training and experiences needed to navigate today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape," said Venkat Krishnan, Executive Director, Public Sector, Education and Healthcare, Microsoft India.