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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is soon going to adopt the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate programme to help all its students, irrespective of study field, to gain cloud computing skills, including hands-on experience in artificial intelligence (AI), a top official of the institute informed.

Why are students being trained in cloud computing and AI?

Students are now being prepared for the jobs of tomorrow, most of which do not exist yet. So, it is highly important to skill them in new age technology which will be the tools of the future.

We are happy to introduce AWS Educate programme to provide AWS Cloud Computing experience and AI-enablement for all our students, irrespective of their branch of study. We look forward to some really innovative solution ideas coming out of this,” IIT Kharagpur Director PP Chakrabarti said Friday.

However, acquiring these skills is still a challenge for most as they are still very new and need specialised software which could be expensive.

“AWS Educate is designed to impart skill to students with the latest advancements in cloud computing technology and provide them with an environment to experiment on AWS Cloud, without making them worried about cost or access challenges,” the statement quoted Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, president, Rahul Sharma as saying.

“We are pleased to work with IIT Kharagpur in their journey of higher learning, and to help them nurture new talent for a cloud-ready workforce,” he was quoted in the statement.

More about the AWS Educate programme at IIT Kharagpur

1. The AWS Educate programme is Amazons global initiative to provide students and educators with resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning and to help power the workforce of tomorrow.

2. The programme offers a robust set of no-cost tools, resources and AWS Promotional Credits for students and educators to boost their cloud skills and experience, an IIT KGP statement said.

3. As part of AWS Educate, the students will gain access to 12 Cloud Career Pathways covering topics that are in demand by employers, such as machine learning, cyber security, and software development, each with over 30 hours of content.

4. Upon completion, learners are eligible to receive an AWS Educate Certificate of Completion or an AWS Educate Badge.

This initiative by IIT Kharagpur to offer its students the chance to learn cloud computing and AI skills so easily through the AWS Educate programme will prepare them for the jobs of the future.

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