Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. today allied with "JECRC University" to help increase student employability through its education resource program, Ed-vantage. The program provides a platform for corporates to hire Microsoft Technology certified students of higher caliber from colleges for internship and employment. Ed-vantage allows Industry connections facilitation for eligible students for Internship and employment.
"JECRC University", a pioneer in industry embedded education, is Microsoft's first Nodal Center for Ed-vantage program and Ed-vantage PLATINUM Campus in the state of Rajasthan. "JECRC foundation" has been chosen for this prestigious landmark by Microsoft that has stringent qualifying criteria. Building on their illustrious track record in helping students to connect to their future challenges, the foundation has taken up the challenge to deliver industry ready human resources to the next level, by partnering with Microsoft as an exclusive Ed-vantage PLATINUM campus.
On this occasion,the Country Head Microsoft, Mr Sanket Arekar, Mr Raj Katari ( Director Microsoft) along with other senior leaders from Microsoft, were present at the sprawling JECRC University's campus to personally launch and hand over the Ed-vantage Platinum Campus Certification to Mr Amit Agarwal , Managing Director JECRC University.
Further to honor the occasion, Brig (Dr) Surjit S Pabla, Vice Chancellor JECRC university along with other directors were also present. It was announced that Microsoft will also partner with "JECRC foundation" to host a Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC), a state-of-the art technology facility for innovative research, technology and software solutions. This will be achieved through a combination of academic, government and industry participants.
Under the Ed-vantage collaborative model, Microsoft India endeavors to provide the right platform to enable institutes across India to raise their education standards by bringing in more technology innovation and capacity building for faculty and students thus making students more employment efficient. The program will engage leading corporate who will benefit from these high-caliber talents who will be well versed with the latest Microsoft technologies.
Sanket Arekar, Director, Microsoft India, was overwhelmed with the association with the "JECRC Foundation". According to them, JECRC has been a trendsetter in industry relevant education & they are pleased to be associated with them as the first Microsoft Ed-vantage Platinum campus in Rajasthan. According to him, this partnership will benefit students to acquire the right skills necessary for employments. Also, Microsoft certifications will enable easy connections with corporate and employers thus providing students a great platform to enhance their career opportunities".
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About Microsoft Ed-Vantage:
Microsoft Ed-Vantage, launched in October 2012 in India aims to enhance the benefits to both academic institutes and students who are leveraging well-established Microsoft programs like Campus Agreements, IT Academy, DreamSpark, Imagine Cup, Student2Business, Microsoft Innovation Centers, etc, that provide the right software tools to infuse the academic ecosystem with expertise, skills, opportunities and infrastructure. The program's primary focus is to make students well equipped with skills relevant to the industry needs. It is designed to help eligible academic campuses and their students connect with various organizations in Indian industry, thereby creating a platform for the students to explore internship and employment opportunities
About Microsoft India
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, USA. It has had a presence in India since 1990 and currently has offices in nine cities - Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.
About "JECRC University"
JECRC University is a leading University located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. JECRC University is a part of JECRC Foundation north India's premier education group.It aims to become a renowned centre of higher learning, and work towards academic, professional, cultural and social enrichment of the lives of individuals and communities. JECRC University campus sprawls over 32 acres,it aims at becoming a valuable resource for industry and society through its interventions in creation of research and innovation culture, academic and professional enhancement and cultural enrichment.