Amazon Web Services Helps Bring Cloud Engineering Courses to 7 Engineering Colleges in India

By Avi Ben Ezra Friday, July 17, 2020

Amazon Web Services is helping higher institutions in India incorporate cloud engineering courses into their existing syllabi. 

Seven engineering colleges across the country aim to provide the courses as a part of their undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs starting in the next semester.

Which Institutions Are Implementing the New Syllabus?

Only seven institutions so far will offer the new cloud engineering-integrated curriculum into their programs, including:

  • ASM Group of Institutes in Maharashtra
  • Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Galgotias University, Uttar Pradesh
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology, Uttar Pradesh
  • Manav Rachna University, Delhi and NCR, Noida
  • Sharda University, Delhi and NCR
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu

By offering this curriculum to students, these institutions can provide them better future work opportunities. People who work in cloud engineering are given the responsibility for evaluating the existing infrastructure of a business, as well as being in charge of finding solutions for moving database storage to a cloud-based system. In other words, cloud engineers can smoothly run your websites, social media apps, and databases while assessing your existing infrastructure.

According to TechRepublic, cloud engineering is one of the strongest career choices in 2020. An estimated 83% of enterprises will use cloud engineering services this year. IT company Gartner predicts that the cloud services market will hit $331.2 billion by 2022.

What Is the Salary for Cloud Engineering in India?

Because of a 17% increase in India's cloud engineering services, you can expect a salary anywhere between $140,000 to $250,000. In 2018, the average expected salary was $146,530.

Since cloud engineering is now in high demand for jobs, it is becoming clear that the salary will rise over the next few years. Everything is becoming digital, and many companies are now depending on cloud engineers to back up their work on cloud system databases and resolve internal solutions. The general skills needed in cloud engineering are programming and database, computing, and operational knowledge management.

Studying at one of the institutions mentioned above could provide students with better opportunities in India and around the world.  Glassdoor reports that the average wage for cloud engineers in the US is $127,615 a year. On the other hand, according to anonymous submissions to Indeed in the United Kingdom (UK), the average salary for a cloud engineer is £26,393 ($33,039) a year, which is 26% below the national average.

What is Amazon Web Services?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a secure cloud services platform that offers computing power, content delivery, database storage, and other services that promote business growth. AWS doesn’t just provide services for companies but also provides domain websites for government pages. 

As of 2019, AWS has a revenue of $35.03 billion and, in 2017, the company owned 34% of all cloud storage. However, according to Akraya, 76% of the public cloud market share is currently owned by Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.

Looking to the Future

On average, there are 4,208,571,287 internet users online globally. Asia alone provides 49% of global internet users, with Europe in second place and Africa in third. AWS’s introduction of this new syllabus shows a shift in the job sector and shows that more people are focusing on careers that involve cloud engineering. 

The company is focusing on a targeted demographic with high usage and understanding of how online systems work, how digital engineering works, and how to develop computing skills. This provides an overall positive outlook for students in India who want to branch out to different job opportunities and have attractive salary packages globally.

About the Author


Avi Ben Ezra

Avi Ben Ezra is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Cofounder of SnatchBot and SnatchApp (Snatch Group Limited). He leads the Group’s long-term technology vision and is responsible for running all facets of the tech business which includes being the architect of the platforms and UI interfaces.

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