IIT Kharagpur Invites Applications for Free Online Course on Cloud Computing, Check Important Details

IIT Kharagpur has invited applications from students and working professionals for a free online course on cloud computing being offered on NPTEL platform

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IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course

IIT Kharagpur has started accepting online registrations for a free online course on cloud computing, which can be beneficial for undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing their computer science, electronics and communication and electrical engineering. The AICTE approved FDP course will take approximately 8 weeks to complete. The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has offered this course previously as well on SWAYAM.


The course will be conducted by Prof. Soumya K Ghosh who has received the PhD and MTech degrees from the department of computer science and engineering, IIT Kharagpur. Presently, he is a professor with the department of computer science and engineering at the institute. The professor has also earlier worked at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in the area of satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems.

What the IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course on Cloud Computing Will Cover?

The course will introduce various aspects of cloud computing, including fundamentals, management issues, security challenges and future research trends, and help students and researchers to use and explore the cloud computing platforms through the following topics:

  • Introduction to cloud computing.
  • Cloud computing architecture.
  • Service management in cloud computing.
  • Data management in cloud computing.
  • Resource management in the cloud.
  • Cloud security.
  • Open source and commercial clouds, cloud simulator.
  • Research trend in cloud computing, and fog computing.

How to Apply for IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course on Cloud Computing?

Interested participants will have to apply on the NPTEL platform by logging into SWAYAM using their Facebook, Google, Microsoft or SWAYAM account. To create a SWAYAM account users will have to take the following steps:

  • Click on the Join button given on the course page.
  • Click on the sign-in option if users already have Facebook, Google, Microsoft or SWAYAM accounts, or use the Sign Up Now option to create an account with SWAYAM.
  • To create a SWAYAM account, learners will have to enter a username, password, email address and click on the Send verification code option.
  • The email address will then have to be verified using the verification code that is sent by SWAYAM to create their account.

Important Dates and Certificates

The course will begin from 23 August 2021 onwards, and the last date for learners to register is 23 August 2021. While taking the course is free, learners will have to pay Rs 1000 to take an examination and obtain certificates with logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. The course ends on 15 October 2021, and the exam will be conducted on 23 October. Those who wish to enroll can visit the official website for more information: