Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Microsoft
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 05:00 PM IST (11:30 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest, People; Business: Business services, Education & training, Information technology, Media & entertainment; Technology
Microsoft Launches Office 365 University for Higher-Education Students
Students on Office 365 University can now work and study on the cloud, at just Rs. 4,199 for a 4-year subscription

New Delhi, Delhi, India, Tuesday, August 06, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — Microsoft announced the availability of Office 365 University for full-time and part-time students studying in accredited colleges and universities in India. Students can now subscribe to Office 365 University which includes the latest and most complete set of Office applications and works across 2 PCs or Macs, comes with Office on Demand and an additional 20 GB Premium SkyDrive Storage-all for Rs. 4,199 for a 4-year subscription. Office 365 University will empower students to study better resulting in future jobs and provide them a winning edge in the young and competitive Indian job market.

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

“Office 365 University will make my life much easier as I can now study, work and enjoy on the move, can edit and share documents/notes in real-time and store more on the cloud. As students, we are always looking for cutting-edge technology at the best price to learn and collaborate, and this makes a real impact on our student life. I can now move from the house to college to the playground across devices and manage my day-to-day assignments and tasks anywhere anytime,” said Shaurya Mittal, a student of Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi.

Purchase Process

Students need to go online at to verify their eligibility in order to activate Office. During the verification process, students will need to fill out their university credentials, or international student identity card (ISIC) details. Alternatively, they can submit documentation through the manual verification process. The academic verification process is completed online; post which students can purchase Office 365 University from the online Microsoft store.

Eligibility and Verification Process

Apart from full-time and part-time enrolled university and college students, faculty and staff in accredited institutions are also eligible to purchase an Office 365 University subscription.

Microsoft Office 365 University is built on the company’s philosophy of empowering youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship by:

1.helping them strengthen education and expand digital inclusion them inspiration and tools to imagine new opportunities; and

3.helping youth realize new opportunities of employability and entrepreneurship

About Office 365 University

Office 365 University will be offered online and at retail locations in 52 markets worldwide. Features include:

— The latest and most complete set of Office applications – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access

— Office on Demand

— Additional 20 GB Premium SkyDrive Storage and default save to SkyDrive

— Install Office on up to two PCs or Macs, for use by a single person

To know more about Office 365 University, click here.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, USA. It has had a presence in India since 1990 and currently has offices in nine cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.

Tushar Makkar, Microsoft,
Sayan Banerjee, IPAN Hill+Knowlton Strategies, +91 9717085553,
Akanksha Mathur, IPAN Hill+Knowlton Strategies, +91 9560069397,


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