Microsoft India has announced its collaboration with the Rajasthan government to bring transformation to the education sector through technology. Microsoft India today inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of College Education, Government of Rajasthan, to improve the integration of technology in teaching and skilling of students and educators in government colleges.
The MoU was signed in the presence of ShrimatiKiranMaheshwari, Education Minister, Rajasthan, Pratik Mehta, Director Sales -Education, Microsoft India and other dignitaries as well.
According to Pratik Mehta, Microsoft believes that education is the single-most important investment in the future of individuals and key to the growth of a nation. He added that the aim is to invest deeply in empowering India’s education ecosystem with technology that is necessary for success in the 21st century. The brand considers the combination of quality content, partnerships, and capacity building of students, teachers and administrators is as essential for this as access to technology. He also added that they are delighted to continue their collaboration with the state of Rajasthan in this journey,
In his statement he confirmed that as part of the agreement, Microsoft will train a total of 9,500 students and 500 faculty members from across 50 colleges in the state within four months, starting from August to November. On successful completion of the course, the students will be awarded Digital Literacy Certificates as well.
Microsoft told that it will train educators from government colleges through the Microsoft Innovative Educator Program. It will also provide professional development content for educators such as the Microsoft Teaching with Technology (TwT), via Microsoft Educator Network.
Additionally, Microsoft will also provide free resources, tools, and software through the Microsoft Educator Network, a platform to connect with the global, professional learning community which will enable educators to participate in and garner learning from global discussion groups and mentoring sessions.