Cloud technology has been the vanguard of technological advancement since the past few years. That millions are using cloud technology to work remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic also justifies how cloud has made IT resources even more accessible than ever. The ongoing research and development in cloud technology will pave the path of future through advanced applications.
An annual study by LinkedIn conducted since 2015 states that Cloud computing is one among the top workforce skills sought by companies. Along with the increasing demand of professionals skilled in Cloud computing, the challenge to close the skill gap is also rising. AWS Educate initiative by Amazon Web Services (AWS) is working in the direction to help develop the next generation of cloud professionals.
Recently, AWS announced that seven higher education institutions in India will adopt cloud computing curriculum from its AWS Educate initiative. The education institutions that will offer 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 -NCR), Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology (Uttar Pradesh), Sharda University (Delhi-NCR), and SRM Institute of Technology (Tamil Nadu). Apart from the Bachelor’s programs, the ASM Group of Institutes will offer syllabus combined with AWS Educate for Post-Graduate Diploma in Management-Emerging Technology.
Dr. Sibaram Khara, vice-chancellor at Sharda University, said, “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,”. He also 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.”
With this, the institutions are aiming for a cloud curriculum from AWS Educate. This has the potential to provide a practical learning experience for students, something that is dearly needed for today’s job market. Under the AWS Educate global initiative, the cloud giant has designed college degree programs with cloud computing curriculum to provided students and educators with resources required to speed up cloud-related learning.
The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) and ICT Academy have also supported this AWS initiative. NASSCOM will facilitate greater industry participation, whereas ICT Academy will extend support for faculty development and curriculum alignment.
The cloud computing curriculum will be included as undergraduate degree and postgraduate diploma programs commencing in September 2020.