Microsoft starts IT training centers in Maharashtra

By agencies   |   Friday, 18 February 2005, 08:00 Hrs
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MUMBAI: Microsoft announced that it would start IT academies in Maharashtra to impart training to teachers and students, with the backing of the state government.

Under the agreement, Microsoft will setup two IT centers in Pune and Nagpur to train about 20,000 teachers and 200,000 students over a five-year period, said a company statement issued here.

The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with an IT lab complete with latest hardware, software, curriculum and staff to train schoolteachers and students. Microsoft will run a 12-day training program free of cost for teachers to familiarize them with the latest technology in teaching students in a classroom environment.

"We have a comprehensive India education programme. We are committed to delivering the latest technology solutions in ways that are affordable and accessible for the education community," said Ravi Venkatesan, chairperson of Microsoft.

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