Microsoft: No Plans to Set up Bangalore University

Microsoft has no plans of setting up a university in India, the company said in a statement in response to a report in the Times of India newspaper picked up by Campus Technology.

Starting universities is not the company’s area of expertise, Microsoft said. However, the firm is “sensitive to the need of the Indian industry and the governments initiatives to bridge the talent gap that it is currently facing. We are and we will continue to collaborate with the government, academia and the industry to address the issue.”

The Times of India had reported that India had produced only 26 PhDs in computer science, versus 1,007 in US and 2,000 in China.

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Paul McCloskey is contributing editor of Syllabus.

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