Become IIT Certified Cloud Architect

PG Certificate Programme inCloud Computing

IIT Palakkad

Batch 01

Duration : 12 Months
Mode : Online Live Sessions
Fee : INR 1,10,000/- + GST
(EMI starts at INR 6221/- pm*)

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Programme Overview

Big Data and Cloud Computing have been quite a breakthrough in recent times. Entering a facet of Big Data is being integrated with information systems and making it possible for companies across the country to take advantage of the large-scale computing facilities offering up resources to these organisations for small startup costs. Microsoft Azure, Amazon Elastic Cloud, Google App Engine among others are emerging as leading providers of these solutions and can be used in many different industries.

IIT Palakkad– PG Certificate Programme in Cloud Computing is one of the most affordable programmes of quality and calibre. This cloud programme offers you the opportunity to push yourself forward into your career in the cloud tech field like never before. Participants who want to take part in the technology shift and understand its implications; teaching both the fundamental concepts of how and why Cloud systems work.

Delve into core fundamental concepts of how and why Cloud systems work, Cloud technologies that manifest these concepts, such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and OpenStack. Learn distributed systems concepts like virtualization, data parallelism, CAP theorem, and performance analysis at scale. Get in-depth insight into “Big Data” programming patterns such as Map-Reduce, Continuous Dataflows, and NoSQL storage systems to build Cloud applications. Additionally, get exposure to hands-on projects and practices to understand the infrastructure.

Key Highlights


Achieving your Alumni status from IIT PKD


PG Certificate from IIT PKD


Top-tier faculty from IIT and world-class industry experts


Industry-relevant projects and practical sessions


Live Discussion and Doubt Clearing Sessions


Highly Interdisciplinary Curriculum


Hands-on Capstone Projects


Vibrant PKD alumni community and network

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain detailed knowledge of the cloud computing paradigm, the challenges, advantages, and services.
  • Understand the underlying infrastructure and know-how to manage computing clusters from different performance metrics. Describe the system, network, and virtualization and outline their contribution to enabling the cloud computing system model.
  • Know how to deploy cloud applications for different environments.
  • Illustrate the concepts of Big Data storage and analytics frameworks in the context of cloud infrastructure.

Industry-relevant topics covered

  • Python Programming
  • Android Application Development
  • Software Testing
  • Data Analysis using R
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Data warehouse and Data Mining


Online MBA Programme is delivered by Practice Gurus, International faculty members and Industry stalwarts who have built and scaled some of the world’s most loved businesses and delivery via a virtual classroom, online mode, and through our interactive platform.

Our curriculum mainly covers Business Management, associated leadership, entrepreneurial approach, and general management concepts required to build and scale businesses. It is augmented by Harvard Business Review case studies and research articles As a part of the study, participants get hands-on solving real challenges and building solutions for real-world problems.

Programme Details

Total Fees
INR 1,10,000/-  + GST
1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment
INR 60000/- + GST
7 days from the date of the offer
INR 40000/- + GST INR 10000/- + GST

12 Months

Online Live Sessions

  • Application Closure Date – July, 2022
  • Program End Date – July 2023
  • No. of sessions – 45
  • Timings: Saturdays 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Minimum 40% marks in the final exam

  • Minimum of 85% attendance (75% of minimum physical attendance).
  • Students can opt for solving assignments to earn a maximum of 10% attendance


  • Bachelor degree with knowledge in computer programming with C/Java/C++
  • Practitioners up to 4 years of work experience

Tools & Techniques covered


Tools & Techniques covered

Tools & Techniques

Program Content

  • Fundamental concepts of cloud computing.
  • Concepts of operating systems and virtualization
  • Cloud service models
  • SLAs and SLOs
  • Cloud Security
  • Parallel and distributed programming models
  • Hadoop MapReduce
  • Spark
  • Microservices architecture
  • Production-ready microservices using  Spring, SpringBoot, and Spring Cloud
  • Cluster setup
  • Programming in Hadoop MapReduce and HDFS
  • Programming in Spark using Scala
  • Data protection, identity, and access management (IAM),
  • OS configuration
  • Network security and encryption
  • Virtualization and the cloud
  • Software-defined networking
  • Software-defined storage
  • Serverless computing  
  • Approaches for microservices
  • Deploying the latest OpenStack release
  • Services and architecture of OpenStack

All the previous modules will have hands-on sessions with case studies

One capstone project will be assigned to the participants in the end


IITPKD Cloud Computing Certificate

Course Modules

  • Cloud Foundations
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Microservices
  • Big Data Management and Analytics
  • Cloud Security and Migration
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud & Databases, Cloud Simulator
  • Serverless Development and Deployment of Cloud-Native Applications
  • OpenStack Essentials
  • Case Studies and recent advancement
  • Capstone Project




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IIT Palakkad or Jaro Education do not guarantee or promise you a job or advancement in your existing position. Career Services is simply provided as a service to help you manage your career in a proactive manner. Jaro Education provides the Career Services described here. IIT Palakkad is not involved in any way with the Career Services described above and offer no commitments.

Programme Chair

Dr. Satyajit Das

Dr. Satyajit Das

Assistant Professor - Computer Science And Engineering

Satyajit Das is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Palakkad. He received his joint Ph.D. degree from University of South Brittany (UBS), France, and University of Bologna (UniBo), Italy. Prior to joining IIT Palakkad, he was a postdoctoral fellow at LabSTICC, UBS.
Modern-day industries are experiencing a holistic digital transformation with cloud computing. Today, all the companies and government bodies depend on the cloud for various application development and hosting. This course is carefully designed to produce a large talent pool to lead this rapid migration to the cloud infrastructure and meet the constant demand rise of professionals. Key skills like cloud application deployment, Big Data infrastructure management, and system modelling are the core features of this course. Welcome to the course and thrive be a part of the new generation cloud computing specialist.


Dr. Sandeep Chandran

Dr. Sandeep Chandran

Assistant Professor - Computer Science And Engineering

Sandeep Chandran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Palakkad. He received his PhD from IIT Delhi where he received the IIT Delhi FITT award for Best Industry Relevant PhD. Prior to joining the Institute, he was a Senior Design Engineer at AMD where he was part of the performance modelling team that designed the Zen microarchitecture. He was also a Research Intern in the Silicon Bring-up Team at Freescale Semiconductors (now NXP semiconductors). His research interests are in areas of design and verification of high-performance systems.

Online MBA Course Guest Faculty


Yes, after completing the PG Certificate Programme in Cloud Computing, you will be awarded a prestigious alumnus tag from India’s most reputable institute, IIT Palakkad.

This interdisciplinary cloud computing programme will be delivered in Live Online learning mode with rigorous IIT-PKD faculty and programme chair.

The PG Certificate Programme in Cloud Computing from IIT Palakkad has a duration of 12 months.

This interactive programme in Cloud Computing has the following eligibility criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a keen insight into new-age programming techniques such as C, Java, C++, etc.
  • A prior work experience of up to 4 years would be essential.

Here are the career prospect for cloud practitioners:

  • Cloud security analyst 
  • Cloud network engineer 
  • Cloud automation engineer
  • Cloud consultant
  • Cloud software engineer
  • Cloud engineer
  • Cloud architect

About IIT Palakkad

The Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad (est. 2015) is dedicated to creating an environment that enables students and faculty to engage in the pursuit of knowledge, to dream, think and innovate thereby becoming change agents for a better world. IIT Palakkad aims to become a multi-disciplinary institution with 5000 students by its 10th year. The Institute recognizes collective growth, in collaboration with industry and other academic institutions, as the need of the time and emphasises blue-sky research and directed research as two essential pillars of technology development. It embraces a vision to be a leader in cross-disciplinary inquiries, and to contribute to the potential that India’s demographic dividend represents for the country and the world, which is embodied in the motto of the institute “Nurturing minds for a better world.”

IIT Palakkad

IIT PKD Advantage -

  • The Centre for Industry Collaboration and Sponsored Research (IC&SR) at IIT Palakkad represents an attempt to institutionalise such outward accountability in the education imparted here.
  • Established a Technology Innovation Hub on Intelligent Collaborative System (TIH-ICS) as a part of the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS)
  • Recognized as a Nodal Centre for Training in High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) by the National Supercomputing Mission, an initiative of the Government of India, in 2020.

Program Counsellor

Program Counsellor Program Counsellor Email Id Program Counsellor Number
Mr. Anand K 9043001261

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