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Rajasthan signs MoU with Microsoft

Rajasthan Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari, College Education Commissioner Ashutosh Pednekar, Additional Chief Secretary (Higher and Technical Education) Subodh Agarwal and Microsoft’s Director (Education & Research) Prateek Mehta during an MoU signing ceremony in Jaipur on July 9, 2018. Photo: Twitter/@kiransnm

Rajasthan Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari, College Education Commissioner Ashutosh Pednekar, Additional Chief Secretary (Higher and Technical Education) Subodh Agarwal and Microsoft’s Director (Education & Research) Prateek Mehta during an MoU signing ceremony in Jaipur on July 9, 2018. Photo: Twitter/@kiransnm  

Rajasthan has emerged as the first State to sign a memorandum of understanding with Microsoft to provide digital training to 9,500 students of government colleges. It will also train 500 faculty members.

Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari said in Jaipur that the initiative would enhance the youths’ employability and empower them with technical education. “The project’s objectives are capacity-building of youngsters and improvement in the standards of digital literacy in Rajasthan,” Ms. Maheshwari said.

College Education Commissioner Ashutosh Pednekar said Microsoft would impart “office specialist” training in 50 colleges of the State between August and November this year through its MS-Specialist curriculum and award certificates to the students on successful completion of the course.

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