Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Nepal takes great pleasure in working and growing together with students from various academic institutions across Nepal however focused most often in Kathmandu.
For the past 5 years now, MIC Nepal has in a number of ways been able to engage IT and engineering students, faculty members, customers and other stake holders in its various awareness and skill building programs, campaigns and projects. These programs ranges from Microsoft DreamSpark Premium --- a global program that ensures free and friction free access to hundreds of Microsoft software products and development tools including Windows 8, Windows 7, Visual Studio 2012 etc. to STEM-D University going students to life changing programs such as Microsoft BizSpark that helps young student entrepreneurs to incubate their genuine business ideas, monetize them and eventually realize their dreams. In this process, Microsoft Student Partners, who are our ambassadors in various colleges have been the real driving force since inception as they are the technology rock stars who learn about various cutting edge Microsoft technologies and share the knowledge back with their student community in their colleges thru blogs, technical forms and community events.
However, this ad hoc relationship with students always lacked proper communication with faculty members and college administrators to be able to provide Microsoft benefits to them. As MIC Nepal’s students and college outreach is ever increasing, it’s becoming even more challenging for MIC Nepal to cater technology services to larger mass and this has definitely added larger responsibilities in MIC Nepal’s shoulder too.
The current bottleneck scenario has now given birth to a newer concept of establishing a formal relationship with STEM-D university affiliated academic institutions across Nepal in a vision to provide better services to all of its stakeholders.
MIC Nepal is proposing that we sign a with each of the academic institutions for the Fiscal Year of 2014 and create a Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal Innovation Cell (MICNIC) in each college to be able to roll out the events, trainings and initiatives as part of the college itself supported by MIC Nepal.
The list of the best colleges of Nepal that MIC Nepal has a formal relationship with is listed in the academic list in this site.