Post-Graduation Diploma (PGD) With Specialization in Cloud Technology (CT) Program Year 2018-19

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Eligibility : - Applicants must satisfy one of the following minimum entry criteria: Pass in BE/B.Tech CSE with a minimum of 60% marks (55% in case of SC/ST).


Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services like servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more over the Internet, “The Cloud”. Due to exorbitant rise of Internet, many companies are finding it beneficial to buy computer services than managing it on their own.

The advantages seen by the companies in using cloud computing are

  • Elastic resources - Scale up or down quickly and easily, to meet the demand
  • Metered service - Pay for only what we use
  • Self-Provisioned - All the IT resources we need with self-service access

Companies offering these computing services are called cloud providers and typically charge for cloud computing services based on usage, similar to how you are billed for water or electricity at home. Some of the major service providers are Amazon, Microsoft, Google and The primary business service models being deployed (such as software, platform, and infrastructure as a service) and common deployment models employed by service providers and users to use and maintain the cloud services (such as the private, public, community, and hybrid clouds) needs to be understood by the professionals who are trying to launch a career in cloud.

Pioneers/ Leaders providing similar course/s

The study of cloud computing as a stand-alone Post-Graduation Diploma (PGD) is relatively new and there are universities focusing exclusively on the study of cloud computing concepts. There are many programs integrating cloud computing as an emphasis and incorporating comprehensive study of cloud computing technologies into standard IT programs. Some of the top universities who provide degree program on Cloud Technology and Virtualization are San Jose State University, Carleton University etc.


  • The Program

    Program Objectives:

    Post-Graduation Diploma (PGD) program in Cloud technology prepares students to obtain knowledge for new age career opportunities in fast growing technology sectors of Cloud Technology. In addition to all the mandatory subjects of a traditional engineering program, this specialized program offers in-depth practical know-how of the current trend Technology – Cloud. These sectors have the potential to grow exponentially and they provide challenging job opportunities for young professionals with the right skill sets.

    On the Cloud Technology front, the program will provide students with the fundamental knowledge of all aspects of Cloud Technology. The program focuses on Network administration, Server administration, Datacenters, Virtualization Technology, and Cloud Technology

    Students after completing this program will be able to

    • Appreciate the importance of Cloud Computing and assess the need of resources for a given scenario.
    • Implement the Security features which needs to be part of cloud offered by various cloud providers.
    • Demonstrate the various administrative features to be carried on Servers running on different platforms including Virtualization.
    • Understand and manage various infrastructure services of cloud like data center and storage.
    • Learn about various Cloud Architectural Patterns which will help in providing solutions for various cloud platform related scenarios.

    Prerequisite for Cloud Technology Program

    • Strong IT Fundamentals
    • Basic knowledge of Computer Networks
    • Coding Skills (Java Script/Python/C/C++)
    • Understanding Architecture, administration of different OS(Windows, Linux and MAC)
    • Basic Knowledge of Database Management System.

    Program Outline

    This value adding Post-Graduation Diploma program on Cloud technology integrates learning of fundamental concepts and advanced technical aspects in technologies, provides a platform to understand the application of concepts through practical experiments and aims to place career in Cloud on a higher growth pedestal.

    This program includes the following subject matters as core subjects along with relevant choices of subjects.

    Introduction to IT Infrastructure;Computer Networks and Administration;Python Programming Desktop Configuration and Administration;Server Administration;Linux Administration Datacenter Virtualization;Storage Fundamentals;Introduction to Cloud computing;Cloud Architecture and Deployment;Cloud Web Services;Cloud infrastructure Solutions;Infrastructure Automation

    Infrastructural & Manpower Requirements:

    Proposed no. of student intake 60
    Classroom required One (to accommodate proposed students)
    Lab required One - Internet equipped Online Lab (to accommodate proposed students in line with lab hours)
    IT Hardware and Software Related IT Hardware and Software in line with the program curriculum


    Getting the students employment-ready and providing them with a jump start platform to launch their careers and/ or entrepreneurial ventures on Cloud Technology are the driving force behind the design of this niche new age educational Post-Graduation Diploma program.

  • Cloud Technology: Growth and Digital Frontier

    Global Scenario

    The development of cloud computing will promote economic growth, increase productivity and shift the type of jobs and skills required by businesses, according to a study by the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    The development of cloud computing will promote economic growth, increase productivity and shift the type of jobs and skills required by businesses, according to a study by the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    By 2020, a Corporate "No-Cloud" Policy Will Be as Rare as a "No-Internet" Policy Is Today.- Gartner

    Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. -Forbes

    By 2020, 67% of enterprise IT infrastructure and software will be for cloud-based offerings. - Gartner

    Cloud computing is projected to increase from $67B in 2015 to $162B in 2020 attaining a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19%. Gartner predicts the worldwide public cloud services market will grow 18% in 2017 to $246.8B, up from $209.2B in 2016. 74% of Tech Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) say cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their business in 2017. It’s predicted that by 2020, more than a quarter of all applications will be available only through cloud. There are 3.9M jobs in the U.S. affiliated with cloud computing today with 384,478 in IT alone.

    Growth and Forecast

    Analysts project that from 2013 to 2018, the cloud computing market in Japan will grow nearly 10% annually -

    The IaaS computing market has been growing more than 40 percent in revenue per year since 2011 and is projected to continue to grow more than 25 percent per year through 2019 - International trade administration

    Worldwide spending on public IT cloud services will be more than $40 billion in 2014. Expected to approach $100 billion in 2016. Over the 2012–2016 forecast period, public IT cloud services will enjoy a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.4%, five times that of the IT industry overall - IDC research

    By 2020, 92 % of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers; 8 percent will be processed by traditional data centers - Cisco

    Indian Scenario

    Market Size – India

    Public cloud services market in India is projected to grow 38 percent in 2017 to total $1.81 billion - Gartner

    U.S. cloud providers are clearly enthusiastic about the opportunities in India. Firms like IBM and Microsoft have committed to having or already have launched local data centers. Amazon recently announced that it will build data centers in India by the end of 2016, saying that it expects India to grow to become a top market for Amazon Web Services. - 2016 ITA Cloud Computing Top Markets Report

    The highest growth will continue to be driven by infrastructure as a service (IaaS) which is projected to grow at 49.2 percent in 2017, followed by 33 percent in software as a service (SaaS) and 32.1 percent in platform as a service (PaaS). The increase of SaaS and PaaS are indicators that the migration of application and workloads from on premises data centers to the cloud, as well as the development of cloud ready and cloud native applications, are fueling the growth in the cloud space.

    Sid Nag research director at Gartner says, "This has been predicted for a while, and the momentum continues to sustain in 2017 eventually plateauing through 2020 as the market further matures."

    India Public Cloud Services Forecast (Millions of U.S. Dollars)

    Cloud Services 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Cloud Application Services (SaaS) 527 675 824 1006
    Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (PaaS) 141 182 230 287
    Cloud System Infrastructure Services (IaaS) 725 1051 1473 2028
    Cloud Management and Security Services 152 190 234 281
    Cloud Advertising 158 189 223 266
    Total 1,817 2,432 3,169 4,104

    Source: Gartner (January 2017)

  • Careers

    India will create over 2 million jobs in Cloud sector, predicts a study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC).

    Career Progression Path

    Industry Entry level
    (0-2 year’s exp.)
    (3-5 year’s exp.)
    Advanced level
    (5 years plus exp.))
    Job Role
    • Cloud administrator
    • Linux administrator
    • Cloud Network Engineer
    • Cloud Software Engineer
    • Cloud Developer
    • Cloud Systems Administrator (Level 1)
    • Cloud Security Specialist
    • System administrator in DevOps
    • Sr. Cloud Engineer
    • Manager in Cloud Technology
    • Cloud Provisioning Engineer
    • Cloud Systems Administrator (Level 2)
    • Integration specialist
    • DevOps engineer
    • Release manager
    • Integration Specialist
    • Cloud Architect
    • Cloud Consultant
    • Manager Cloud Technology
    • Datacenter Manager
    • Cloud Systems Administrator (Level 3)
    • Manager Cloud Security
    • Automation architect
    • DevOps architect