Microsoft Computer varsity at Bangalore: A Myth
In a recent Times of India report, it was "disclosed" that Microsoft will be setting up a university in Bangalore and that negotiations are already on with the state IT ministry.
On checking with MS folks here, it appears that this report is false. There are no such plans from Microsoft. There seems to be a misunderstanding by the journalist and a clarification has already been made to the Times of India.
On the very next day, 13th July '07 TOI Bangalore edition carried out the clarification, available on Pg.19, Times Business section.
It says : " No varsity plans, says Microsoft "
Microsoft Corporation says it has no plans to set up a university in B'lore. "It is not our area of expertise," said an official release from the company.
The MS release mentions the company's commitment to the cause of education and the higher learning in IT. "We're sensitive to the need of the Indian industry and the government's initiative to bridge the talent gap that it is currently facing. We are and will continue to collaborate with the government, academia and the industry to address the issue," it said.
All's well that ends well..