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Meghalaya inks MoU with Microsoft
Correspondent Shillong, Sept 20 (NPN):
Published on 21 Sep. 2009 12:39 AM IST
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Software giant Microsoft Corporation (India) has signed an MoU with Meghalaya government to promote e-governance and improved Information Technology literacy in the state. The strategic areas include imparting computer training to teachers and students and increased access to technology in rural areas of the State. Initially, the software giant would train 300 teachers in eight hours a day for 12 days in a month for the whole year. “Basic knowledge of computers will be given to the teaching community who can use the same for teaching and preparing school curriculum,” Microsoft Group Director Karan Bajwa said. Once this facility is available at their door steps, they can utilise the same without much difficulty, Bajwa said students and teachers need not got far off from Shillong for computer training. Microsoft entered India in 1990 and has since been working closely with the Government, IT industry, academia and local developer community for ushering in some of the early successes in the realm of IT.

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