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Financial Express: DOEACC Drops Microsoft From Syllabus, Ushers In Open Source

Dec 31, 2003, 03:33 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashu Kumar)

[ Thanks to Ashutosh Lotlikar for this link. ]

"In what could hit Microsoft's interest in Indian market, the government owned non-formal software education outfit DOEACC has silently modified its syllabus dropping subjects on Microsoft technologies and increasing focus on open operating systems such as Linux.

"DOEACC--earlier known as Department of Electronics Accreditation of Computer Courses--currently has around 4.6 lakh students enrolled with its accredited institutions in different courses known as O, A B and C Level schemes. Microsoft--a majority market share holder in operating and desktop software products--spends substantial money and efforts to promote its own technologies in the student community. The idea is to catch students young and increase the skillbase of Microsoft technologies..."

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