Jean Philippe Courtois, president, Microsoft International on Friday met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday at Chennai and discussed about further investments in the fields of education, e-governance among others.
It may be noted, Microsoft Corporation signed a MoU entered with the Tamil Nadu in November, 2005, which was aimed at accelerating IT literacy amongst Government School teachers and students in Tamil Nadu.
He said, Microsoft is desirous of extending their core programmes like faculty empowerment for non-IT faculty at higher education level, peer coaching programme for select teachers to serve as peer coaches for colleagues, nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship among students in higher education / IT Departments and Nurturing software start-ups and and establishment of Cloud Computing Centres which will serve as a Centre of Excellence in cloud computing, according to Tamil Nadu government’s release.
The released added, the Chief Minister promised all help in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation for the training programmes and in establishing the Cloud Computing Centres.
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