Bengaluru: To help the next generation of cloud professionals, seven higher education institutions in India are planning to introduce cloud computing curricula from Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate global initiative in their mainstream college syllabus.
The cloud computing programme will be offered as part of undergraduate and post-graduate diploma courses, starting in September 2020.
As per Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing curricula will help address the growing requirement for cloud skills in India.
The programme will equip students with the knowledge and competency-based credentials in cloud architecture, data analytics, cyber security, machine learning and software development.
While addressing a media conference on Friday, Rahul Sharma, President of India and South Asia Public Sector, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, said, “Building a cloud-ready workforce is key to enabling technology-led growth in India that will drive innovation at speed and create impact at scale.”
“Integrating cloud curricula as part of mainstream college education represents a shift in the way the industry and academia can come together to build the next-generation of highly-skilled cloud professionals. We are honoured to work with accredited education institutions in India to drive this change,” he added.
The higher education institutions offering the newly-designed Bachelor of Technology degree programmes in Information Technology and Computer Science include Chitkara University, Punjab; Galgotias University, Uttar Pradesh; Manav Rachna University, Delhi and NCR; Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Uttar Pradesh; Sharda University, Delhi and NCR; and SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu.
The ASM Institute of Management and Computer Studies in Maharashtra will offer syllabus combined with the AWS Educate cloud curricula for its Post-Graduate Diploma in Management – Emerging Technology.
All students pursuing degree and diploma programmes will be enrolled in AWS Educate, Amazon’s global initiative to provide them comprehensive resources for building skills in the cloud, and provided with AWS Promotional Credits to gain real-world, hands-on experience using AWS cloud technology.