Microsoft launches Office 365 University

7th August 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

New Delhi, India, August 7, 2013: Microsoft announced the availability of Office 365 University for full-time and part-time students studying in accredited colleges and universities in India. Students can now subscribe to Office 365 University which includes the latest and most complete set of Office applications and works across 2 PCs or Macs, comes with Office on Demand and an additional 20 GB Premium SkyDrive Storage – all for Rs. 4,199 for a 4-year subscription. Office 365 University will empower students to study better resulting in future jobs and provide them a winning edge in the young and competitive Indian job market.

Ramkumar Pichai, GM – Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft India, said, “Office 365 University is in a class by itself and university students will love the capabilities of new Office. Office 365 University will be a trusted and integral part of students’ everyday always-on, always-connected life, taking full advantage of the cloud and touch capabilities, all at the best price. The special pricing for students will help provide them with opportunities and empower them to develop the necessary skills to be successful in the fast-paced campus environment, making them future ready as they join the workforce of tomorrow.”

Eligibility and Verification Process

Apart from full-time and part-time enrolled university and college students, faculty and staff in accredited institutions are also eligible to purchase an Office 365 University subscription.

Microsoft Office 365 University is built on the company’s philosophy of empowering youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship by:

1.helping them strengthen education and expand digital inclusion them inspiration and tools to imagine new opportunities; and

3.helping youth realize new opportunities of employability and entrepreneurship

Purchase Process

Students need to go online at to verify their eligibility in order to activate Office. During the verification process, students will need to fill out their university credentials, or international student identity card (ISIC) details. Alternatively, they can submit documentation through the manual verification process. The academic verification process is completed online; post which students can purchase Office 365 University from the online Microsoft store.


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