Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it will add another 21 higher education institutions across India offering cloud computing curriculum as part of their undergraduate and postgraduate programs starting in the 2021-22 academic year.
This was done after successfully integrating the cloud computing curriculum in programs of study at seven education institutions in 2020.
“We know that technology is redefining India’s workforce and the skills needed to remain competitive. AWS is committed to building the future technology workforce in India by introducing students to cloud computing skills early in their learning path. With AWS training and learning resources, students benefit from the practical skills they gain to immediately add value in high-value technology roles and accelerate their careers,” said Sunil PP, Lead – Education, Space and Non-Profits AISPL, AWS India and South Asia. He further added, “We are delighted to see more higher education institutions take the initiative to integrate cloud computing curriculum in their education programs to develop the next generation of cloud computing professionals.”
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The cloud computing curriculum will be included in engineering programs for computer science and information technology, degree programs such as Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Computer Applications, and post-graduate degree programs in technology and management offered by these institutions in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu.
Students in these institutions will learn about cloud architecture, data analytics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). In addition to AWS training and learning resources, students will have access to the AWS Management Console, a simple web interface that provides them real-world, hands-on experience in using and experimenting with AWS cloud services and building applications. To ensure that students have access to trained educators, more than 100 faculty members at the institutions have been trained by AWS on delivering the cloud computing curriculum to students.
This new approach by education institutions aligns with India’s National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) recommendations and highlights the importance of advancing technical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, enhancing institutional capabilities in technology and providing students enhanced experiential learning opportunities.