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MICROSOFT BECKONS: Selected candidates can join Global Technical Support Centre, Bangalore, as trainee engineers.
MICROSOFT BECKONS: Selected candidates can join Global Technical Support Centre, Bangalore, as trainee engineers.

ABDUL LATHEEF NAHA

Microsoft has announced a programme to scout for and train engineering graduates in computer science and information technology at the Global Technical Support Centre, Bangalore. The details.

Microsoft has invited applications from engineering graduates in computer science and information technology (IT) for training at its Global Technical Support Centre (GTSC), Bangalore. Candidates should have completed their degree in 2005 with a minimum of 70 per cent aggregate marks over all semesters.Selected candidates can join GTSC as trainee engineers. The training will help them build skills and a challenging career in technology. Microsoft says that it wants to handpick the best students with a passion for technology as part of developing a talent pool in the country. The training is set to begin this month end. However, there is no guarantee that the trainees will get a Microsoft job. The company may consider successful trainees for support engineer jobs. The recruitment will be on the basis of standard corporate policy.

How to apply

Applicants should send an e-mail to microsoftgtsc@merittrac .com and wait for an auto response. Microsoft says candidates should not submit any resume by e-mail. Candidates should fill out an e-mail form sent to them by Microsoft, and return it. Microsoft says it will get back to the candidates and carry out the next stage of evaluation only if they meet the criteria.

About GTSC

Microsoft GTSC in Bangalore is a part of the Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) organisation, which has locations throughout the Americas, Asia-Pacific and China.Established in October 2003, Microsoft GTSC focuses on providing technical resolution services to English-speaking consumers and partners across the globe.GTSC has `tear-and-build' laboratory that support engineers use to remotely offer customers solutions in designs. This laboratory is connected to over 3,000 high-end servers at GTSC locations.GTSC in Bangalore has many facilities, including 24x7 cafeteria and medicare, and a recreation centre with gym, pool table, table tennis, gaming console, television and music.Microsoft says its goal is to attract more bright minds, create more opportunities and encourage people to look beyond the obvious.

Code4Bill Contest

Microsoft will conduct a unique contest named Code4Bill to find the best student technologists in India. Students can register for the contest till January 18.The Code4Bill contest, running till March, will select top 20 students for a two-month internship at Microsoft Research Centre and Microsoft India Development Centre. Those who successfully complete their internship will be considered for a job at Microsoft India.The topper of the 20 will work with Bill Gates Technical Assistants team in Redmond, the U.S., for a year. The champion will be selected on the basis of project submissions and presentations to a panel.Those who make it to the top 1,000 ranks will get certificates and prizes.The Code4Bill contest will have a series of online tests followed by a face-to-face interaction to identify the top 20 student technologists.


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