Monday, October 29, 2007

Manthan Award for Gujarat Government

Microsoft’s Students2Business initiative with Government of Gujarat was awarded the Manthan award ( which is an Indian initiative by Digital Empowerment Foundation, to select and promote the best practices in e-Content and Creativity in India. It involves representatives from each state and union territory of India and visualizes the bridging of the digital divide and narrowing the content gap as its overall goal. The Students2Business program focuses on making the students more employable by providing them training on Microsoft technology by means of existing distance education infrastructure in the state followed by an evaluation, certification and an opportunity to work on projects/internships.

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Microsoft Student Partners connect at regional boot camps
Every year Microsoft recruits Student Partners (MSPs) from colleges across India. These are young technology enthusiasts who work as Microsoft’s representatives on their campuses - conducting trainings, sharing knowledge and motivating fellow students – and in turn they get access to latest technology tools, gain industry exposure and the chance to be interviewed at Microsoft.

MSPs kick off their activities at regional boot camps organized by Microsoft, 3 of which were held in Ahmedabad, Pune and Gurgaon over the past few weeks. Apart from technical training on .NET and sessions on the new technologies, MSPs also got a chance to get to know each other, which will go a long way towards building a strong student-community. If you want to know more about the MSP program, write to or visit

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