HYDERABAD: Experimental learning platform for IT career aspirants, byteXL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft here on Monday, to transform educational institutes in Tier 2 and 3 cities across the nation.
The pan-India initiative called ‘Xlerate’ which will be supported by All India Council for Techincal Education (AICTE) aims to impart new-age and emerging technologies. The collaboration is aligned with a national vision of providing one crore internship opportunities by 2025.
‘XLerate’ will focus on ensuring that new-age, quality education and required industry exposure are made available for students Tier 2 and 3 cities at highly affordable costs. These would play a critical role in not only enhancing the ‘Employability Quotient’ of students but also help in the transformation of the institutes and empower them to produce quality industry-ready talent in the longer run.
In two years, byteXL has demonstrated strong capabilities of creating significant impact on raising the employability of 1 lakh engineering students across 90 institutes in 7 states. While byteXL will spearhead the training program and conduct the comprehensive programs, Microsoft will support the endeavor with necessary infrastructure, including sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) Labs that provide contemporary programs for specialized education.
Students can also earn Microsoft certifications, once they complete the required learning and industry-ready skills. Students from this program will have access to Microsoft Azure and AI certifications, along with industry approved training modules. byteXL’s role in this collaboration will amplify Microsoft’s global skills initiative, which has already provided digital skills to more than 42million people worldwide.
Speaking at the MOU signing ceremony, Mr. Karun Tadepalli, CEO & Co-Founder, byteXL, said "This MOU with Microsoft is a critical step in enabling a developmental ecosystem for youth in India’s Tier 2 and 3 cities. The collaboration aims to transform technical education and reimagine the skills ecosystem through a robust and career intensive curriculum. Our in-house futuristic instruction methodology, coupled with Microsoft’s learning infrastructure will surely produce brilliance in employable students. Our collaborative efforts are directed towards the redefining of the traditional engineering colleges and in creating a globally in-demand growth spectrum for the new graduates."
Ms. Indrani Choudhury, Chief Learning Officer, Microsoft India said, "Digital technologies will be key in addressing the skills challenge that we are facing today. Democratizing access to skilling with a focus on employability, especially in Tier 2 and 3 cities of India, can empower large talent pools for the digital economy. At Microsoft, we believe we can combine the best in technology with strong collaborations like byteXL to better serve young people and create more opportunities for them.