Over 1,200 Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) from about 600 colleges across the country participated in the final leg of the national-level MSP Boot Camp that culminated at Sasi Institute of Technology and Engineering, Tadepalligudem, on Tuesday.

The first of its kind multi-city MSP Boot Camp that began at GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management, Noida, and after stops at Chennai and Lonavala, ended at Tadepalligudem.

The excitement among the students at the final leg of the four-city tour was further enhanced by the imminent buzz around “Build” (www.Buildwindows.com), a Microsoft developer event taking place in San Francisco, in which MSPs were able to participate, by sending social media updates and coding applications.

The participants were given first-hand information by the Microsoft officials on the programmes and technologies that the IT giant would focus in the coming fiscal.

As part of a worldwide network of student technologists, MSP’s get access to Microsoft tools, technologies, and training, and gain valuable experience to help them develop real-world skills and resources to help them prepare for successful careers.

The program represents a unique way for students to connect, collaborate, share the passion of technology among the community and helps in shaping students as technology leaders of their campus.

It not only gives the students a platform for practical exposure but also allows them to understand the work culture of one of the most sought after IT company.

India has the biggest MSP program in the world with almost 1,200 MSPs from across 600 institutions.

Commenting on the role of MSPs to empower the Indian eco system, Microsoft India, General Manager, DPE, Joseph Landes, said “The MSP Boot Camps have been a huge success in bringing together students, academia and industry for vibrant events which enable young minds to take their ideas and innovations to reality, helping solve real world issues through social innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Sumit Bhattacharjee

in Vijayawada