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Microsoft partners with Dept of College Education in Jaipur to enable digital progress

Jaipur, Jul 9 (UNI) Reaffirming its commitment towards partnering the state of Rajasthan to transform its education landscape, Microsoft India signed an MoU with the Department of College Education, under the state government on Monday to improve the integration of technology in teaching and skilling of students and educators in government colleges.
Microsoft will train a total of 9,500 students and 500 faculty members from across 50 colleges in the state during these four months. Students will be awarded certificates on the successful completion of the course.
Through this initiative the government aims to build tech capacity and enhance digital literacy among students and faculty in colleges under the ambit of the Department of College Education, Govt. of Rajasthan, as well as improve digital citizenship in the state.
Minister of Higher, Technical and Sanskrit Education Kiran Maheshwari said that this initiative would enhance employability of youth in the state in addition to empowering them with technical education, adding that on completion of the first phase, the training will be imparted to additional students.
The Department of College Education is undertaking various initiatives for the benefit of students and during this academic session, it is introducing programs related to employment generation. She said the collaboration with Microsoft will prove vital for nurturing the technical development of youth in the state.
Microsoft will also train educators from government colleges through the Microsoft Innovative Educator Program, building capacity for crucial 21st century skills in effective and innovative use of ICT in the classroom. Professional development content for educators such as the Microsoft Teaching with Technology (TwT), will also be made available through the Microsoft Educator Network.
Over and above this, Microsoft will also provide free resources, tools and software through the Microsoft
Educator Network, which will enable educators to participate in and garner learnings from global discussion groups and mentoring sessions, according to a statement here.
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