Microsoft and Sify Partner for IT literacy

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 24, 2009

Microsoft and Sify Technologies together will enhance digital literacy skills across India. The partnership will enable eLearning courses across 2000 cyber cafes in the country.

The e-learning courses will cover digital literacy and Windows & Office Essentials in   Sify e-port cyber cafes. The two courses will take about 20 hours and 60 hours to complete respectively and are priced at Rs.299 and Rs.599 respectively.

"eLearning course imparts basic IT skills to enhance one’s employability quotient, making it extremely relevant to practically every worker," said Anoop Gupta, VP of Microsoft.

The project will be rolled out in a phased manner, with immediate trials in over 150 Sify e-port cyber cafes in Delhi and the NCR region

53% of employed youth in India suffer some degree of skill shortage that spans across basic IT skills, soft skills, and English skills, according to a labour report  by TeamLease,


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