Microsoft India on 11 June 2013 announced its partnership with the Kolkata-based JIS Group for setting up its innovation centre
The new innovation will be set up in Kolkata, the eastern region of the country which will allow students access to Microsoft's laboratory facilities. The name of the programme, sponsored by Microsoft, is Ed-Vantage and will equip students to get directly absorbed in industry.
The benefit of the innovation centre is that students can get access to Microsoft products ahead of their market launch through the laboratory.
This is counted to be Microsoft's first and only tie-up in the eastern region. Overall Microsoft has tie-ups with 10 other educational institutions around the nation catering the needs of approximately 8000 students that are enrolled into the programme.
Through the Programme at innovation centre employment facilitation will be provided to 100 odds students and around 250 students of JIS will be selected for internship across industry.