Seven higher education institutions in four states will adopt cloud computing curriculum from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The curriculum from the AWS Educate global initiative will we incorporated into the mainstream college syllabus of the undergraduate degree and postgraduate diploma programmes starting from September 2020, according to a statement.
The institutions that will adopt the new curriculum in Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology (IT) and computer science courses include Galgotias University and Noida Institute of Technology from Uttar Pradesh; Chitkara University from Punjab; Manav Rachna University and Sharda University from Delhi NCR and the SRM Institute of Science and Technology in Tamil Nadu.
The ASM Institute of Management and Computer Studies in Maharashtra will offer syllabus for its Post Graduate Diploma in Management course.
AWS Educate is the Seattle, Washington based cloud giant’s initiative to provide educators with resources for building skills in cloud technology. The company said that AWS Educate is currently in use in 3,500 institutions and 200 countries globally.
“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 at Amazon Internet Services said.
The effort will see students being educated in skills pertaining to data analytics, cloud architecture, software development, cybersecurity and machine learning.
The students will be provided with AWS promotional credits which can be used to gain skills in AWS cloud technology.
AWS also said that it has the support of the trade body national association of software and service companies (NASSCOM).
Additionally, not for profit company ICT academy will assist the educational institutions with faculty development and curriculum alignment.