Microsoft unveils Office 365 University for higher education

Students on Office 365 University can now work and study on the cloud, at just ? 4,199 for a 4-year subscription

August 06, 2013 5:21 IST | India Infoline News Service

Microsoftannounced the availability of Office 365 University for full-time andpart-time students studying in accredited colleges and universitiesin India. Students can now subscribe to Office 365 University whichincludes the latest and most complete set of Office applications andworks across 2 PCs or Macs, comes with Office on Demand and anadditional 20 GB Premium SkyDrive Storage – all for ? 4,199 for a4-year subscription. Office 365 University will empower students tostudy better resulting in future jobs and provide them a winning edgein the young and competitive Indian job market.

Office365 University is in a class by itself and university students willlove the capabilities of new Office,” said Ramkumar Pichai, GM- Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft India. “Office 365University will be a trusted and integral part of students’everyday always-on, always-connected life, taking full advantage ofthe cloud and touch capabilities, all at the best price. The specialpricing for students will help provide them with opportunities andempower them to develop the necessary skills to be successful in thefast-paced campus environment, making them future ready as they jointhe workforce of tomorrow.”

Office365 University will make my life much easier as I can now study, workand enjoy on the move, can edit and share documents/notes inreal-time and store more on the cloud. As students, we are alwayslooking for cutting-edge technology at the best price to learn andcollaborate, and this makes a real impact on our student life. I cannow move from the house to college to the playground across devicesand manage my day-to-day assignments and tasks anywhere anytime,”said Shaurya Mittal, a student of Sri Venkateswara College, NewDelhi.


Studentsneed to go online at www.office.com/verify to verify theireligibility in order to activate Office. During the verificationprocess, students will need to fill out their university credentials,or international student identity card (ISIC) details. Alternatively,they can submit documentation through the manual verificationprocess. The academic verification process is completed online; postwhich students can purchase Office 365 University from the onlineMicrosoft store.

Eligibilityand Verification Process

Apartfrom full-time and part-time enrolled university and collegestudents, faculty and staff in accredited institutions are alsoeligible to purchase an Office 365 University subscription.

MicrosoftOffice 365 University is built on the company’s philosophy ofempowering youth to imagine and realize their full potential byconnecting them with greater opportunities for education, employmentand entrepreneurship by:

1. helpingthem strengthen education and expand digital inclusion

2. givingthem inspiration and tools to imagine new opportunities; and

3. helpingyouth realize new opportunities of employability and entrepreneurship

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