AWS announces the expansion of cloud computing curricula to seven institutions in India
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that seven higher education institutions in India will adopt cloud computing curricula from its AWS Educate initiative to help develop the next generation of cloud professionals. The cloud computing content will be offered as part of undergraduate degree and postgraduate diploma programs starting in September 2020.
The education institutions offering the newly designed bachelor of technology degree programs in information technology (IT) and computer science are: 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 Group of Institutes in Maharashtra will offer syllabus combined with the AWS Educate cloud curricula for its post-graduate diploma in management-emerging technology.
Cloud computing is a top workforce skill sought by companies as reported by an annual LinkedIn study. This new effort to integrate cloud computing curricula into mainstream college education will help address the growing need for cloud skills in India by providing students with knowledge and competency-based credentials in skills such as cloud architecture, data analytics, cybersecurity, machine learning, and software development.
“I am keen to develop an education system that is self-sustaining and futuristic in its approach. Computer science enables solutions to distinct global problems, and cloud technology is the need of the hour,” said Dr. Sibaram Khara, vice-chancellor, Sharda University. He added, “I believe AWS Educate’s cloud curriculum will be one of the best ways for experiential learning, enhancing global collaboration, and meeting the future requirements of our students. Our computer science graduates will be empowered with the latest skill sets to meet industry needs.”
The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) and ICT Academy will be lending their support to the effort. NASSCOM will help facilitate greater industry participation. ICT Academy will assist with faculty development and curriculum alignment.
“The collaboration between India and AWS Educate will help make certain that education is available to create a cloud-ready workforce,” said Ken Eisner, director of worldwide education programs for AWS and head of AWS Educate. “The curricula from AWS Educate maps learning objectives and content to the most in-demand cloud jobs. We’re thrilled with this collaboration across these seven institutions in India, as well as with NASSCOM and ICT Academy.”