Landmark Success for Microsoft Project Shiksha

Microsoft's Project Shiksha, run in partnership with states to accelerate IT literacy among government school teachers and students has created a unique milestone by training 2,00,000 teachers till date.

Launched in December 2003 by Microsoft Corporation Chairman Bill Gates, Project Shiksha had a target of reaching out to 80,000 teachers by December 2008, a period of five years. The target has already been surpassed by 250 per cent a year ahead of the deadline, a company statement said.

Microsoft India had signed MoUs with 10 states for 11 academies offering a spectrum of education resources, including tools, programmes and practices, The 11 IT academies span across Uttaranchal (Dehradun), Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad), Karnataka (Gulbarga, Dharwad, Bangalore), Maharashtra (Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad), Rajasthan (Jaipur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai) and Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal).

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