Tamil Nadu ties up with Microsoft for technology integration in education

Reaffirming its commitment towards transforming the education landscape, the government of Tamil Nadu on 24 February 2018 announced signing an agreement with IT Major Microsoft to improve the integration of technology in teaching and learning in the state.

The partnership was announced by minister for school education, Government of Tamil Nadu, K. A. Sengottaiyan at an event attended by academia and regulators. As a part of the agreement, Microsoft will adopt seven schools identified by the government and train their teachers and students around building 21st-century skills which include critical thinking, creative coding and gaming, app development, robotics, and entrepreneurship.

It will also offer its Microsoft Innovative Educator Program to all educators in primary, secondary, vocational and tertiary education across the state. At Microsoft we believe that education is the single-most important investment in the future of individuals, and key to the growth of a nation.

We are deeply invested in empowering India’s education ecosystem with technology, necessary for success in the 21st century. The combination of quality content, partnerships, capacity building of teachers and administrators is as essential for this as access to technology We are delighted to continue our collaboration with the state of Tamil Nadu in this journey.

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