AICTE has revised its earlier diktat reg. usage of MS Office365. The revised version of the earlier order, does NOT include the lines “Though there are benefits that may accrue from the project, it may also be noted that the program is mandatory.” So, there is no more pressure to use Office 365, although the pimping for MS has still not stopped. You are free, not to use Office365 or other MS products.
Notce that neither this order nor the earlier one have any date or reference number, violating all norms of official decorum and practice.