Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MSRPTU) Helps Students Get Future-Ready with Cloud Computing Skills
MoU signed to adopt AWS Educate program and to provide advanced cloud technology training…
CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 31 (PunjabUpdate.Com)-Punjab Government established premier Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) and Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop cloud-ready job skills by providing access to the AWS Educate program. The MoU was signed in the presence of the Honorable Punjab Cabinet Minister, Technical Education and Industrial Training, Employment Generation, Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi.
The impressive event was attended by Mr. Rahul Sharma, President – Public Sector, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, Mr. D.K. Tiwari, Secretary, Technical Education and Industrial training, Prof (Dr.) Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, Vice Chancellor, MRSPTU, Punjab Technical Education and Industrial Training , Director, Mr. Parveen Kumar Thind, Punjab Skill Development, Advisor, Mr. Sandeep SINGH Kaura, Deans, Directors of the University, Chairman and presidents of affiliated colleges and other distinguished guests.
Under the terms of the MoU, MRSPTU gains access to the resources in AWS Educate program and curriculum designed for higher education institutions to incorporate in their courses. This collaboration will help accelerate cloud-related technical expertise for students, and boost their readiness as they prepare to undertake the industry-recognized AWS Certification.
AWS Educate is a global program that provides a robust set of learning content, resources, and AWS Promotional Credits for students and educators to gain hands-on experience with AWS Cloud services. Students and educators gain access to instructor-led classes, on-demand training, self-paced labs, as well as ongoing technical assistance and support. Additionally, AWS Educate provides a Cloud Career Pathway framework that enables students to apply their cloud knowledge in practical use, with nearly 30 self-paced pathways across four overarching job families: Software Developer, Cloud Architect, Analytics and Big Data, and Operations Support Engineer.
“Amazon has collaborated with MRSPTU to enable its students to develop cloud computing skills, and practical expertise in new technologies that will empower the students and faculty, and benefit our future workforce,” said Mr. Channi, Honorable Punjab Cabinet Minister, Technical Education and Industrial Training.
“This MoU helps our students develop technical proficiency in AWS Cloud skills and on advancedtechnologies before they graduate. In addition, students will also get information about jobs across the globe and can apply for the same,” said MRSPTU, Vice Chancellor, Professor (Dr.) Mohan Paul Singh Ishar. Dr. Ishar said, “MRSPTU , the first Technical University in Punjab to be registered under 12 B of the UGC Act 1956 making the Institute eligible for the central assistance on skill development, research and teachers’ training, which proved a big boost to the technical education .”
“With the resources and tools provided by the global AWS Educate program, the educators and students in Punjab gain access to the latest and most innovative AWS Cloud services, along with open course content contributed by other top education institutions around the world. Students in India need to be at the forefront of technologies that are changing the way information technology and business impact is delivered, and their enablement is a critical cornerstone to India’s economic development. We are pleased to work with Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University to support this,” said Rahul Sharma, President – Public Sector, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited.
Dr. Ashish Baldi and Dr. Anju Sharma conducted the stage and briefed about the benefits of the MoU.
Punjab Technical Education and Industrial Training , Director, Mr. Parveen Kumar Thind, Punjab Skill Development, , Advisor, Mr. Sandeep SINGH Kaura, Technical education, deputy Director, Dr. Damandeep Kaur, MRSPTU, Registrar, Dr. Jasbir Singh Hundal, PUTIA, CHAIRMAN, Mr. Devinder Singh, Mr. Nirmal SINGH Rayat, Mr Gurmit SINGH Dhaliwal, Mr. Lakhbir SINGH Gill, University senior faculty members, Dr. Ashok Kumar Goyal, Dr. R.K. Bansal, Dr. Savina Bandal, Dr. Balwinder Singh Sidhu, Dr. Ashish Baldi, Dr. Kamaljit Sandhu, Dr. Sanjay Bhatnagar, Ar. Ripudaman Singh, Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal, Dr. Sandeep Kansal, Dr. Manjeet Bansal, Mr. Subash Bansal, Dr. Jasbir Singh Tiwana, Mr Bhupinder Pal SINGH, MRSPTU. Sarbjit Kaur Bath, Mr Rajesh Gupta, Ar. Jatinder Kaur and Director, Public Relations, Harjinder Sidhu were also present on the occasion.