Chennai: US-based software giant Microsoft today
discussed the prospects of further investments in the fields
of education and e-governance with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J
Jayalalithaa while she promised support in establishing
Microsoft Cloud Computing Centres.
"Jean Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International,
met the Chief Minister and discussed about further investments
in the fields of education and e-governance," an official
release here said.
Courtois, accompanied by Pratik Mehta, Director, Microsoft
India, among others, recalled an agreement signed between his
firm and Jayalalithaa government in 2005 which was aimed at
accelerating IT literacy among Government School teachers and
students in the state.
"He informed that Microsoft Corporation is desirous of
extending their core programmes such as Faculty empowerment
for non-IT faculty at higher education level, Peer coaching
programme for select Teachers, and Nurturing software
start-ups and Establishment of Cloud Computing Centres," the
Jayalalithaa `promised` the delegation of all help in
collaboration with Microsoft Corporation for the training
programmes and in establishing Cloud Computing Centres, the