Indore: Software giant Microsoft has reportedly expressed its anguish over use of pirated applications by the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya ( DAAV). It has suggested the university to obtain licensed version of its software. According to sources, the Microsoft India recently told the DAVV that it had received complaint regarding use of pirated software by the university in its computers.

It asked the university to allow its technical team to carry out an internal audit to verify the compliant. After the information, the IT Application Centre of the university swung into action and examined the computers functioning in its teaching departments only to find the information given by the Microsoft true.

It was established that hundreds of computers are running counterfeit applications. Moved by the revelation, the university is now reportedly are gearing up to take licensed version of software. When contacted over mobile phone, IT Application Centre in- charge Vrinda Tokekar aborted phone call after listening to the issue.

She was called up again but the phone was not taken. DAVV media in- charge Maan Singh Parmar denied having any information regarding the issue. Meanwhile, an officer wishing anonymity admitted that the Microsoft had expressed its annoyance over use of counterfeit applications by the university and that a survey conducted by the university found apprehension of the software giant true.

He said that the university was gearing up to purchase licensed version of the software. “ The university would have to shell out about Rs 50 lakh on the purchase of original and licensed version of software,” he added.

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