Master of Technology in Cloud Computing is a two-year postgraduate course, divided into four semesters of six months each. The course basically deals with the delivery of computing services like, servers, storage, databases, networking, software, and more—over the Internet, using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet.
The basic eligibility for the pursuance of the course is to have a graduation degree in B. Tech. / B. E. / M. Sc. / MCA completed from a recognized University. After completing the course, one can expect an initial monthly salary ranging between INR 30K and 1 Lac, depending upon the type of organization and candidate’s expertise in the field.
The average fee for pursuing the course in India, ranges anywhere between INR 1 and 4 Lac, varying across institutes and admission to eligible candidates is generally provided based on their accomplishment in an entrance exam and a subsequent round of counseling.
Some of the major entrance examinations conducted in the country for admission to M.Tech are GATE, IIIT Delhi PG Entrance Exam, BITS HD Entrance Exam, JNUEE. Some top institutes in India that offers this course are IITs, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, NIT Rourkela etc.
After successfully completing the course, one can find a job in various private, public and government organizations, and in sectors such as:
Classified below are some of the important highlights of the course.
|Basic Eligibility Criteria||A graduation degree in B. Tech/B.E./ M. Sc.|
|Admission Process||Counselling after taking Entrance Exam|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Major Entrance Test||GATE, IIIT D, IIIT-B, JNU EE, DTU Entrance Test, BITS HD, NSIT M. Tech Entrance Exam, etc.|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Banking, Business, Forensic, Police, Agriculture, Stock Market, Government Departments, Research Institutes, Education Sector, etc.|
|Top Recruiters||CipherCloud, Clearlogy Solution Pvt. Ltd., JamBuster Technologies Pvt. Ltd., iNube Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Amazon, Kampron, etc.|
|Average Initial Salary||INR 3 Lac to 12 Lac|
|Total Course Fee||INR 2 Lac to 4 Lac|
Cloud Computing is a type of internet based computing and the program has been designed to offer aspiring candidates a specialization in the wide range of applications , methods and techniques used to deliver different services such as, servers, storage and applications to an organization's computers and devices via Internet.
Such postgraduates interested in attaining a deeper knowledge in the field and go in the R&D sector can later pursue higher degree courses like, Ph. D., M. Phil., etc.
The program provides students with an in-depth knowledge about various aspects of Cloud Computing that covers specialized areas in the field of IT industry and research. The program focuses on technologies that manages huge traditional and non-traditional data including temporal, spatial and multi-dimensional data.
One of the major objectives of the course is to train highly efficient professionals for successfully operating in and contributing to the modern world of computing, as also for pursuing advanced research in the discipline. It focuses on cloud computing concepts that typically involve construction and experimentation with software prototypes.
In India, many colleges and universities offers a Master’s degree in Cloud Computing, as it is a highly emerging field. Some colleges and institutes are mentioned below along with their corresponding location (city) and fee charged by each annually.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||ANNUAL FEE|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)||Mumbai||INR 50,000 (course)|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)||Delhi||INR 59,150 (course)|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)||Guwahati||INR 51,700 (course)|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)||Kanpur||INR 33,184 (course)|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)||Chennai||INR 50,000 (course)|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)||Roorkee||INR 59,200 (course)|
|Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS)||Pilani||INR 2,50,000 (course)|
|Indian Institute of Science (IISc)||Bangalore||INR 21,500 (course)|
|NRI Institute of Technology||Guntur||INR 28,000 (course)|
|Adarsh College of Engineering||Orissa||INR 28,000 (course)|
|Aravali Institute of Technical Studies||Rajasthan||INR 70,000 (course)|
|Babu Banarasidas National Institute of Technology and Management – NITM||Lucknow||INR 1,40,000 (course)|
|Bharath University||Tamil Nadu||INR 1,00,000 (course)|
|College of Engineering||Pune||INR 85,000 (course)|
|GD Goenka University||Delhi NCR||INR 1,50,000 (course)|
|Government College of Engineering||Maharashtra||INR 80,000 (course)|
|ITM University||Gurgoan||INR 1,00,000 (course)|
|National Institute of Technology - NIT Rourkela||Orissa||INR 91,000 (course)|
Candidates interested in pursuing a career in the field of Cloud Computing are required to fulfill the following mentioned criteria, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.
A minimum aggregate score of 60% or equivalent CGPA at the level of graduation in B. Tech/B.E. /M. Sc. / MCA completed from a well-recognized university or AMIE or any other qualification recognized as equivalent there to. All SC/ST candidates are given a relaxation of 5% in the minimum aggregate criteria.
B. Tech/B.E. degree should be completed in anyone of the following streams:
Students having a M. Sc. degree in Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Information Science/ Information Technology are eligible to apply. Although it is advisable to students to have a minimum one-year work experience, as many reputed institutes of the country prefer students with professional knowledge and skills.
Generally, admission to the course is provided to eligible candidates on the basis of their score in a relevant entrance examination, conducted at State or National Level or at Institutional level, which is followed by a round of counseling. Most of the institutes consider GATE score for admission.
A cut-off (minimum marks required to pass) is set for the exam and students clearing it are eligible for the counselling procedure, which further consists of two additional rounds of group discussion and personal interview, wherein their general aptitude and knowledge for the course is examined, by highly qualified and experienced faculty.
Students whose final year examination’s result is pending, due to some reason are also welcomed to apply, but admission to such candidates will be provided on a provisional basis, until they satisfy all the mentioned eligibility criteria.
Some of the major entrance examinations conducted in the country for admission to the course are listed below, for which application forms can be filled online, before the last date.
A semester-wise division of the course’s syllabus is given below.
|FIRST SEMESTER||SECOND SEMESTER|
|Data Warehouse and Data Mining||Cloud Architectures|
|Advanced Design and Analysis of Algorithms||Machine Learning and Applications|
|Virtualization and Cloud Computing||Parallel Algorithms|
|Soft Core Elective 1||Cloud Security|
|Soft Core Elective 2||Soft Core Elective 3|
|Seminar 1||Seminar 2|
|THIRD SEMESTER||FOURTH SEMETSER|
|Mobile Cloud||Enterprise Devices and Network|
|Datacenter Virtualization||Enterprise Storage Systems|
|Soft Core Elective 4||Cloud Computing|
|Seminar 3||Web Application development|
|Minor Project/Internship||Major Project and Dissertation|
|SOFT CORE ELECTIVE 1||SOFT CORE ELECTIVE 2|
|Data Analysis||Service Oriented Architecture|
|Data Mining||Application Developments Framework|
|Distributed Systems||Web Semantics|
|Big Data Analytics||Network Security|
|SOFT CORE ELECTIVE 3||SOFT CORE ELECTIVE 4|
|Natural Language Processing||Object Oriented Software Engineering|
|Cloud Applications Architectures||Map Reduce Design Patterns|
|Cloud Strategy Planning and Management||Open Source Cloud Computing and Testing|
|Scripting for System Administrators||Advances in Computing|
Aspiring eligible candidates, having a genuine interest in Cloud Computing and in managing huge traditional and non-traditional data, are ideally suited for the course. The course requires candidates to be highly skilled in managing a team and be sharp, intelligent and hardworking.
One should have the ability to solve problems and apply his/her knowledge in dealing with any kind of situation. They should have a good eyesight and great communication and interpersonal skills as the line of work requires them to be on computer a lot, and also to deal with various clients.
A great command over various software languages, like JAVA, ADV. JAVA, LINUX, HTML, etc. will only act as a feather in the cap. Apart from this, students interested in going for further higher studies are also a good match for the course, as it sets a good base.
Cloud Computing graduates have numerous chances of making a lucrative career benefitting them with the exploration of the IT sector, due to the increasing awareness and need for cloud computing in every industry. Today, more than 85% of software developed are cloud enabled.
Many job opportunities are waiting for aspiring cloud computing engineers in private, public and governmental organizations and in sectors like, Banking, Business, Forensic, Police, Agriculture, Stock Market, Government Departments, Research Institutes, Education Sector, etc. where they can expect an initial salary ranging between INR 30K and 80K in government organizations and INR 30K and 1 Lac in private organizations and industries.
Such postgraduates are payed well as career options for them has huge prospect in many departments of the working sector, and like most other careers, salary is expected to grow with increasing experience, time and expertise in the field. According to a recent survey and research, every industry will be cloud enabled in the coming five years
One can also opt for further higher degree courses, like Ph. D (Doctorate of Philosophy), M. Phil. (Master of Philosophy), and other research related studies, for deeper knowledge and even better salary packages.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are mentioned below, along with their corresponding salary and job responsibilities associated to each one of them.
|JOB PROFILE||JOB DESCRIPTION||SALARY (Tentative)|
|Cloud Architect||A Cloud Architect is an IT professional who oversees and manages a company's cloud computing strategy. They act as consultants to their respective organization and are required to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and issues.||INR 3 Lac to 10 Lac|
|Cloud Administrator||A Cloud Administrator configures the Cloud Management service and their responsibilities include to configure and fine tune cloud infrastructure systems, support cloud servers including security configurations, patching, and troubleshooting, monitor automated systems recovery solutions, and such.||INR 3 Lac to 7 Lac|
|Professor||A Professor teaches at graduate level in Colleges and Universities, in areas allocated by the Head of Department, supervises or assists undergraduate, taught graduate (Masters) or research graduate (MPhil/PhD) students and inspires and motivates personal development in students.||INR 3 Lac to 8 Lac|
|Software Developer||A Software Developer has a key role in the design, installation, testing and maintenance of various software systems. They create programs to help businesses be more efficient and provide a better service.||INR 3 Lac to 8 Lac|
|Programmer Analyst||A Programme Analyst anticipates software requirements by developing and maintaining various databases and applications.||INR 3 Lac to 9 Lac|