Microsoft Corporation India has announced the formal launch of its first IT
Academy in the state of Uttaranchal and is a key deliverable of the MoU signed
between Microsoft and the government of Uttaranchal, for ‘Project Shiksha’,
in August 2003. It aims to train over 7,500 teachers over the five-year period.
The academy is located in Dehradun, covering an area of 3,332 sq feet.
Chief Minister for the State of Uttaranchal, ND Tewari and Sanjiv Mathur,
representative of Rajiv Kaul, MD, Microsoft Corporation India, inaugurated the
IT Academy. According to the press release, the academy is equipped with a
state-of-the-art IT lab installed with latest hardware, software, curriculum and
staff for effective delivery of IT training for teachers. While a combination of
Tablet PCs and 20 PCs are used for the routine training process, a laptop has
been provided to the Manager of the IT Academy.
With Project Shiksha, Micro-soft is partnering with the gove-rnment of
Uttaranchal’s flag-ship initiative project ‘Aarohi’ which is aimed towards
pro-viding IT education and train-ing to government employees, teachers,
students from class six to 12 standard and other technical departments.
CyberMedia News Service