Amazon Web Services (AWS) will add another 21 higher education institutions across India offering cloud computing curriculum as part of their undergraduate and post-graduate programs starting in the 2021-22 academic year. The offering launched last year, has now 27 HEIs member subscribers in India.
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 post-graduate levels, enhancing institutional capabilities in technology and providing students enhanced experiential learning opportunities.
The report ‘Unlocking APAC’s Digital Potential: Changing Digital Skill Needs and Policy Approaches’ prepared by AlphaBeta and commissioned by AWS found that India will need nine times as many digital skilled workers by 2025. The study found that 76% of India’s digital workers – defined as individuals who have the ability to apply digital technologies on work-related tasks – are not applying cloud computing skills today, but believe it will be a requirement to perform their jobs by 2025. Cloud architecture design, software operations support, website and game software development, large-scale data modelling, and cybersecurity skills are cited as the top five in-demand digital skills in India.
LIST OF PROGRAMS OFFERED BY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
|No.||College Name||State||Program of study|
|1||K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology||Tamil Nadu||Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering|
|2||Mahendra Engineering College||Tamil Nadu||Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering|
|3||Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies||Tamil Nadu||Bachelor of Computer Applications(Hons)|
|Master of Computer Applications|
|4||JECRC University||Rajasthan||B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering|
|Bachelor of Computer Applications|
|Master of Computer Applications-Cloud Computing|
|5||Sona College of Technology||Tamil Nadu||Bachelor of Technology – CS Bachelor of Technology – IT|
|6||Muthayammal Engineering College||Tamil Nadu||Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering|
|7||KLE Society’s College of BCA RLSI (Autonomous)||Karnataka||Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)|
|8||Centurion University of Technology and Management||Orissa||Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering|
|9||Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology||Andhra Pradesh||B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering|
|10||Symbiosis Institute of Digital & Telecom Management (SIDTM)||Maharashtra||Masters of Business Administration(Digital and Telecom Management)|
|11||K J Somaiya College of Engineering, Somaiya Vidyavihar University||Maharashtra||B. Tech. in Information Technology|
|12||MIT ADT University||Maharashtra||B. Tech. in Computer Science Engineering|
|13||Karnavati University||Gujarat||B.Sc. (Hons.) Computer Science with specialization in Cloud Computing and Virtualization|
|14||Shoolini University||Himachal Pradesh||B. Tech. in Cloud Computing|
|15||Manipal Academy of Higher Education||Karnataka||Master of Engineering (Cloud Computing)|
|16||Manipal Jaipur University||Rajasthan||Bachelor of Technology in Computer and Communication Engineering|
|B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering|
|B. Tech. in Information Technology|
|17||Jain University||Karnataka||Bachelor of Technology in CSE – Cloud Technology and Information Security(CTIS) Bachelor of Technology in CSE – Cloud Technology and Mobile application(CTMA)|
|18||Christ University||Karnataka||B.Sc. Data Science, MSc. Data Science|
|19||Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women||Tamil Nadu||Bachelor of Engineering in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science|
|20||Lovely Professional University||Punjab||B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering with specialization in Cloud Computing|
|21||Sri Sri University||Odisha||B.Sc. (Data Science); M. Tech. (Cyber Security); B. Tech. (CSE- Cyber Security and Cyber Defence)|