IIT Madras, edtech firm launch new program in next-gen tech


Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) and ed-tech company Great Learning Monday launched a new program that aims at making technology professionals advance their careers by learning software engineering technologies using cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain.

This nine-month Advanced Certification Program offers 300 hours of online video learning sessions, live learning sessions, and a series of practical projects in cloud computing, blockchain and IoT.

The program focuses on making current and aspiring software developers job-ready and future-proof by teaching them cutting-edge technologies.

It is designed to bridge the talent shortage faced by the industry in the areas of cloud computing, blockchain and IoT.

“We are delighted to collaborate with IIT Madras to offer this program and further our mutual objective of making high-quality education more accessible through online program,” Mohan Lakhamraju, founder and CEO, Great Learning, said in a statement.

According to the company, this program aims to help learners develop the required skills for roles like software development engineers, software or technical architects, solution architects, cloud engineers, etc.

“We at IIT Madras are happy to offer this Advanced Software Engineering program in collaboration with Great Learning,” said Dr Janakiraman, professor, department of computer science and engineering, IIT Madras.

This program begins with a foundational knowledge of software engineering such as data structures, software architecture and algorithm design.

Then dives deeper into IoT data sources, networking, implementation of IoT on the cloud, big data and analytics, containers & microservices, cloud deployment & DevOps.

It will also provide an in-depth understanding of Blockchain fundamentals and creating blockchain applications, the company said.