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Certificate perk for cultural unit

Shillong, July 4: The computer-training unit of the Ramakrishna Mission here has been selected for Microsoft Certification.

With this, students of the state for the first time can avail of direct certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access from Microsoft headquarters, USA, at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Shillong.

Ramakrishna Mission secretary Swami Achyuteshananda, said as the computer training unit of the Ramakrishna Mission, Vivekananda Cultural Centre, here had so far trained 25,000 students of the region during the last 12 years, Microsoft authorities from America approached the institute for Microsoft certification through online examination.

Recently, the computer-training unit conducted its 57th convocation ceremony for computer trainees.

Meghalaya IT commissioner D.P. Wahlang said the government would take up various initiatives proposed by the Ramakrishna Mission regarding subsidy on fees of economically weak students.

He said the Meghalaya government would sponsor 50 per cent of the examination fees for Microsoft certification.

Six meritorious students were awarded with computers and nearly 1,500 others were given certificates on the occasion.