Rajasthan signs MoU with Microsoft; free digital training for 9,500 students


The Rajasthan Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to provide free digital training to 9,500 college students of 50 government colleges in a year.

While signing the MoU, State’s Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari said that the initiative was taken for the enhancement of digital learning and capacity building of college students in Rajasthan.

“Today is time of technology and speed and those who are not updated will be outdated therefore the government has taken a new initiative to increase digital learning of college students,” the minister added.

Informing about the benefits, the College Education Commissioner Ashutosh A T Pednekar said that the MS office specialist training programme will be run by the company in 50 government colleges of Rajasthan from August this year which will benefit 9,500 students.

A spokesperson of the department informed that the MoU was signed for one year and successful participants will also be given certificates.

Few months back, the department also signed MoU with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for nearly two dozen courses on skill development in which 16,500 students are enrolled.

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