The Microsoft Academia Accelerator program builds deep associations between Microsoft and academia. We facilitate collaboration between the faculty and the country’s leading engineering students. Academia Accelerator aims to spark innovation and entrepreneurship in India’s brightest minds while aiding curriculum enhancement for the computer science faculty.

A series of hackathons promote student creativity as they build software apps for devices across all platforms, such as tablets/PCs, Windows Phones and Kinect.

We engage with the Computer Science and Engineering faculty to enrich the curriculum and deliver sessions on Cloud Computing, Mining Big Data, Era of Connected Devices and Smartphone Era of Computing.

We connect with the faculty to understand the support they need. We also help them achieve their goals of building lighthouse student startups from India. By leveraging existing Microsoft tools and programs for startups such as BizSpark and BizSpark Plus, Academia Accelerator also delivers guest lectures on specific technologies for which startups need support.

Our impact felt and reflected:

It is humbling to see how students who hold the mantle of the future can be inspired by our products and inspire us to keep chugging
along to do more!

Muni Pulipalyam,
Senior Architect, Microsoft India

I learnt many things in a very short period of time during The mentors were very involved throughout, from providing technical help to having fun through the night.

Manit Gupta,
Student, Computer Science & Engineering, BITS Pilani

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