New Delhi, INDIA – May 23, 2015:  Certiport (www.certiport.com), a Pearson VUE business, a Pearson VUE business, today announces the 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) India Champions in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint, culminating the popular technology skills competition in New Delhi, India. Thousands of entries were received and 125 finalists competed in the final round by taking a unique competition exam in their track. Representatives from Microsoft, Pearson VUE and local dignitaries attended the awards ceremony and congratulated winners.

The 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist India Champions are:

  • Shashank Batra, Word 2010
  • Rohan Sethi, Excel 2010
  • Vibhor Vij, PowerPoint 2010
  • Kedar Joshi, Word 2013
  • Nishita Dahisaria, Excel 2013
  • Kunal Garg, PowerPoint 2013

“We congratulate the top winners and also commend every competitor who has now earned MOS certification and has a valuable industry-recognized credential to help them progress in college and their careers,” said Neeraj Gill, general manager, public sector, Microsoft India.

“The MOS India Championship was a great success with students participating from all over India, furthering our goal to equip more students with in-demand technical skills,” said Fiona Collins, vice president of market development for Pearson VUE. “We hope the India Champions will do just as well as they did last year at the MOS World Championship.”

The six first place champions each won an invitation and all-expenses-paid trip to compete in Certiport’s 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship from 9-12 August 2015 in Dallas, Texas, USA. In 2014 the Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 World Champion was Arjit Kansal from New Delhi, India. Shashank Batra, also from New Delhi, won second place in the Microsoft Excel 2007 category.

The MOS India Championship is the only Microsoft Office Skills competition endorsed by Microsoft, providing a platform for students to showcase their expert skills using Microsoft Office tools and gain the upper hand in today’s competitive academic and professional marketplace. For more information visit www.MOSchampionship.com/INDIA.

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