The Cloud Research Lab will provide students with opportunities to use AWS cloud technology to pursue research initiatives that focus on AI and ML innovation in India.
Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) and Amazon Internet Services have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop cloud-ready job skills by providing access to the AWS Educate programme and to help establish a Cloud Research Lab on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
The Cloud Research Lab will provide students with opportunities to use AWS cloud technology to pursue research initiatives that focus on AI and ML innovation for India.
Under the MoU agreement, IIT-BHU will gain access to the resources in the AWS Educate programme 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-recognised certification.
AWS Educate is a global programme that provides robust learning content, resources, and AWS promotional credits to students and educators, enabling them 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.
Professor Rajeev Sangal, director, IIT-BHU, says, “This MoU agreement helps our students develop technical proficiency with AWS cloud skills and its advanced technologies in artificial intelligence and machine learning, before they graduate.”