Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the launch of the Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium Student Edition and Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Standard Student Edition, exclusively for full- or part-time students enrolled at an accredited public or private university, polytechnic or college in India. The software retails for students at INR 5499 and INR 3999 respectively, which represents a discount of over 80 % off the commercially available retail price for other segments. Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium and Design Standard Student Editions provide a comprehensive suite of design tools that allow students to express their ideas and create innovative school and personal projects across print, Web, interactive and mobile media with ease. The reduced student pricing will make ownership of the software more accessible and will allow students to gain the skills they need for careers in photography, film and broadcast, media and entertainment, Web design and development, print and publishing, science and medical visualization, and architecture, amongst others.
'At Adobe, we recognize the importance of immediately addressing the issue of skill development among the youth of India,' said Sandeep Mehrotra, director of sales at Adobe India. 'Our endeavor is focused on equipping our youth with essential communication and creative tools at a stage of their lives when they need them the most.' 'Adobe Creative Suite software is widely used around the world by both creative and other industry professionals,' added Mehrotra. 'We hope that by introducing Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium Student Edition and Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Standard Student Edition software, we will enable students to unleash their creativity and acquire the critical digital media skills required to excel in the 21st century. It was also important to make our products more accessible to students, so they are prepared to compete in the global workforce in the future.' Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium and Design Standard Student Editions are available immediately to all secondary and higher education students (full-time or part-time) in India enrolled at an accredited public or private university, polytechnic or college (including community or vocational college) that grants diplomas or degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study ('Higher Education Institution'). Each student can purchase only one license, and a valid student ID card is required at the time of purchase.