Microsoft provides the facility under its DreamSpark initiative
Now, students can develop their own designs
Microsoft has no immediate plans to begin operations in City of Destiny, says official
momentous occasion: Andhra University Vice-Chancellor B. Satyanarayana watches as Registrar P.V.G.D. Prasada Reddy and Microsoft’s Developer Platform evangelism GM and Country Head Moorthy Uppaluri exchange MoU copies in Visakhapatnam on Friday. Microsoft’s Lead local Software Economy’s Phani Kondepudi is at right. The MoU provides latest software to AU students.
VISAKHAPATNAM: An MoU Andhra University signed with Microsoft here on Friday would help a large number of its students receive the latest software and development tools free of cost.
Microsoft is providing the facility under its DreamSpark initiative and the software giant is also providing faculty connection programme to update the teachers’ knowledge, said General Manager and Country Head of Microsoft’s Developer Platform Evangelism Moorthy Uppaluri after handing over a CD containing three lakh keys to AU Vice-Chancellor B. Satyanarayana to be distributed to the students.
AU Registrar P.V.G.D. Prasada Reddy and Microsoft’s Lead Local Software Economy Phani Kondepudi signed the MoU and exchanged the documents.
DreamSpark would help the Indian students.
“They are intelligent and hardworking and a flood of innovations will come out. It is right time for India and Andhra Pradesh. DreamSpark is helping the students to overcome the hurdles they face while trying to improve their knowledge”, said Mr. Moorthy.
He recalled that students in the past could not practise what they were thinking about but DreamSpark would provide an opportunity for the present day students.
Now the STEM D (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design) students could develop their own designs and use software in their classroom or outside of it.
Prof. Satyanarayana said the MoU would be of great help to AU students and teachers.
Microsoft would be of great help to the intelligent and innovative students of AU.
Later Mr. Moorthy said that Microsoft had no plans right now to start its operations in Visakhapatnam, but found the future looked upbeat.
Visakhapatnam had excellent potential and has many things to offer, he added.