Seven higher education institutions in India will adopt cloud computing curricula from Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate global initiative into their mainstream college syllabus to help develop the next generation of cloud professionals.
The cloud computing content will be offered as part of undergraduate degree and postgraduate diploma programmes starting in September 2020. Students participating in the degree and diploma programs will be enrolled in AWS Educate, which provides resources to students for building skills in the cloud, and provided with Amazon Promotional Credits.
“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.” - Rahul Sharma, President, India and South Asia Public Sector Amazon Internet Services Private Limited.
The institutions offering the newly-designed B.Tech programmes in Information Technology and Computer Science are:
1. Chitkara University, Punjab
2. Galgotias University, Uttar Pradesh
3. Manav Rachna University, Delhi and NCR
4. Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Uttar Pradesh
5. Sharda University, Delhi and NCR
6. SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu
7. The ASM Institute of Management and Computer Studies in Maharashtra
AWS being introduced in higher education is just one way in which technical education is changing in India. Many universities have also introduced programs in Robotics, Data Sciences and Artificial Intellgence. Google launched the ‘Build for Digital India’ programme last year offering a platform to engineering students to develop market-ready, technology-based solutions that address key social problems, in which it offered mentorship sessions in product design, strategy and technology to the most promising products.