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Monday, August 11, 2003

Seagate insurance

Seagate Technology, a hard disk drive supplier, has entered into collaboration with state-owned National Insurance Company to offer insurance cover for personal computer users in India. The scheme will offer comprehensive three-year protection for a wide range of computer components, not just hard disc drives, a company statement said. Called the "Peace of Mind" programme, the scheme is being offered to individuals buying new computers equipped with Seagate disk drives from August 18.While the disk drives have to be exclusively Seagate, there is no restriction on the brand of the computer, the statement said.

NIIT–varsity tie-up

India’s leading technical university, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, MP, and IT education institute, NIIT, will offer a 4-year B.Tech (software engineering) degree program. The exclusive alliance will allow DNIIT students from NIIT’s education network across 31 countries, to pursue the University’s B.Tech (SWE) program, through e-learning and distance learning. The four-year engineering degree program will equip students with strong technical knowledge, software engineering skills and practical experience, helping them to respond to the industry needs.

MoU with Uttaranchal

Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Uttaranchal, for the roll out of Project Shiksha. The MoU, being the first in a series of similar partnerships planned by Microsoft, underlines a joint commitment by Microsoft and Uttaranchal Government towards accelerating IT literacy in the state.