Staffordshire University delivers Cloud Computing course to Indian students

"The progression route we designed together will offer the best of both Indian and British studies and provide a template that can be applied to other courses."

Nico Decourt, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems Studies

Staffordshire University has teamed up with a higher education provider in India to deliver a new masters programme in Cloud Computing.

Through the partnership, students will complete their first semester at Rathinavel Subramaniam (RVS) Educational Trust in Coimbatore before progressing on to Staffordshire University's MSc in Cloud Computing programme. They will graduate with a Staffordshire University degree.

Nico Decourt, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems Studies at the School of Computing of Staffordshire University, recently visited India where he met Senthil Ganesh, Managing Trustee of the RVS Educational Trust, for the signing of a Memorandum of Articulation (MoA). To celebrate the partnership, Nico delivered lectures on Big Data and Cloud Computing.

Nico said: “This is a truly exciting agreement which will hopefully see the start of a long-lasting collaboration between RVS and Staffordshire University. The progression route we designed together will offer the best of both Indian and British studies and provide a template that can be applied to other courses.”

Cloud computing, which enables storage and access to data and programs over the internet, is a rapidly growing sector. Staffordshire University's MSc Cloud Computing programme focuses on research-informed teaching that has direct value to industry, commerce and to the students. Owing to the School of Computing's close links with Cisco, students pursuing the programme have an opportunity to gain Cisco certification to CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) standard.

There will also be an exchange programme for faculty staff for to share knowledge and best practice with the two institutions collaborating on research and development, including the exchange of publications and reports.

Mr Ganesh, added: “RVS Trust is investing in SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) technologies by creating the right partnerships, with industry and academia for training the trainers. This MoA with Staffordshire University for Cloud Computing is a strategic initiative and we are very optimistic that it adds value for students, staff and all RVS stake holders.”

Find out more about courses offered by Staffordshire University's School of Computing here.

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