Monday, December 19, 2011

How to become a Microsof Student Partner (MSP)

Program Overview:

The Microsoft Student Partner Program recognizes top young minds from around the world that are passionate about technology. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop real-world skills to help you succeed in your future career, to help others learn about the technology of today and tomorrow, and to connect with other like-minded students, all whilst having a ton of fun along the way. The tenure is for 1 academic year and can be renewed by the MSP India Team if the MSP has acceptable performance and continues to meet the eligibility criteria.

What is a Microsoft Student Partner?

The ‘ideal candidate’ would be a passionate and enthusiast individual who wants to learn about new tools and technologies. You would need to have a whole range of skills including excellent time management, organization and communication skills to ensure that you could host successful campus events. An MSP should be comfortable and confident presenting in front of large audiences of both students and faculty members. General marketing skills come in very handy in order to allow you to articulate your ideas effectively when presenting. MSPs are social, friendly and approachable individuals who like to meet new people. You will require the ability work as a team as well as use your own initiative. In summary, MSPs are innovative and creative students who are extremely passionate about technology and who like to help others.

How to apply?

Applications for the 2011-2012 Academic Year are currently being accepted by filling the registration form at This is only to express your intent of taking part in the selection process. NO confirmation emails will be sent.

The selection process will span across multiple months. Visit this page at least once every month for updates. Some indicative parts of the selection process are listed below:

Part 1: You will need to create a video of yourself speaking about a Microsoft technology. We will provide further details on this page before 3rd June 2011.
Part 2: You will need to create an innovative Windows Phone 7 App using the free development tool and emulator. We will provide further details on this page before 29th July 2011.
Part 3: You will need to compete in the IT Challenge quiz within Imagine Cup 2012. Signup at Imagine Cup. We will provide further details on this page before 26th August 2011.


This is a voluntary program for students and does not involve any fees. It is neither a course nor an internship.


To consider applying for the MSP Program, you must be:
Over 17 years of age.
Currently studying a full-time Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or Design (STEMD) course at an officially recognized University/College in India.
Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree student who will complete the course during or after May 2012.


As an MSP, a host of benefits are available:

Welcome letter
Special MSP events conducted by Microsoft
MSDN subscription after successful completion of probation period
Rewards & Recognition for top performers
Networking opportunities
Technical training & resources
Specific Microsoft events
Interactions with MVPs & Microsoft Employees
Internship & Recruitment announcements for top-performers

Contact Details:

For queries regarding the MSP Selection process for 2011-2012 in India, post these on
For other questions regarding the MSP India program, email

For more details, visit - MSP India Portal

Important links – Official Website | Facebook Page

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Imagine Cup

The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. It provides an opportunity for students to use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to help solve global challenges and make a difference in the world. While competing for cash and prizes, students gain real-life experiences, make new friends, and change the world.

Signup now on Imagine Cup

Which Path Would You Take For A Career In Microsoft Technology?

Here is a Microsoft ICT Curriculum Roadmap that shows the routes to the qualifications that any student can attain. The Microsoft IT Academy Program is all about curriculum development and helping students to gain commercially valuable qualifications.