New Delhi: The All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE), in collaboration with Microsoft, will provide uninterrupted online learning to millions of students in India and empower them with future-ready skills. According to the partnership deal, more than 1,500-course modules from Microsoft will be made available online to students and educators free of cost via ELIS — AICTE’s e-learning portal.
Microsoft Learn — Microsoft’s learning resource centre — has been integrated with the ELIS platform to give access to personalised learning paths and resources for students. This will cover a broad range of technologies including AI, IoT, data science and cloud computing among others, according to EdexLive.
Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari said COVID-19 has accelerated the need for upskilling and shown clearly that the future of learning will be profoundly personalised and supported by technology, reported the portal.
“Our collaboration with AICTE reflects our commitment to building a strong skilling ecosystem in the country and ensure continuity in learning,” Maheshwari said through a statement.
AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe stressed on upskilling to enhance employability opportunities for students.
“AICTE is happy to partner with Microsoft to help students get an opportunity to be hands-on with the latest technology and build products and services for the future,” he said.
Live webinars on next-generation technologies will be hosted by the Microsoft for AICTE students. The company will also sponsor 1,000 Microsoft certification exam vouchers spanning different technologies for students from underserved communities.