lets see how AWS will play a major role in India’s Education Policy
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the largest cloud infrastructure provider in the world, is betting a lot on India’s new national education policy (NEP 2020), which puts technology at the forefront of education. In exchange for assisting the government in the early stages of its school-digitization strategy, the Amazon subsidiary hopes to earn some brownie points in addition to generating a new revenue stream.
The National Education Policy Accelerator Program (NEPAP) was launched by Apeejay Education, an Indian educational institution, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company.
India’s educational establishments will be able to meet the technology requirements outlined in the government’s National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) thanks to NEPAP. According to the National Education Policy 2020, this is the first program in India to support the technology transformation of educational institutions.
The accelerator program will provide educational institutions with guidance on numerous National Education Policy 2020 aspects. Digital innovation workshops that focus on identifying and prioritizing educational institutions’ unique challenges, as well as co-creating solutions or proofs-of-concept (POCs) using technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), will assist academic institutions.
Based on the Amazon Working Backwards innovation methodology, AWS will run these workshops. Prototypes are created using design thinking to define a customer-focused issue or opportunity. AWS and Apeejay Education intend to provide academic institutions with AWS credits and capacity-building workshops as part of the accelerator program in order to assist them in developing and putting the POCs into action. Apeejay Education will provide support for testing the solutions and expertise on the use cases of digital solutions in education in order to expand the program’s reach to additional Indian institutions.
India’s National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) is a ground-breaking initiative that will fundamentally alter education there. National Education Policy 2020, a major overhaul of Indian education policy and systems, places a strong emphasis on student-centered learning, technology-led teaching and research, institutional interconnection and regulatory reform that fosters ecosystem innovation. It necessitates fundamental adjustments in educational establishments’ content, method, and organizational structure within the ecosystem. Moving Governance, Administration, and Academic Systems Since 2010, Apeejay Stya University has stored its data, file servers, and student information on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The National Education Policy relies heavily on technology to accomplish this dramatic transformation, with institutions rethinking their education delivery as well as their internal and external systems and processes. In order to facilitate easy access to online courses and examinations and accommodate a growing number of virtual students, the university made the decision to expand its AWS infrastructure. It decided to move its Moodle LMS to AWS, utilizing Amazon CloudFront’s content delivery network and AWS Auto Scaling to accommodate student demand.
AWS was also used to migrate Apeejay Stya University’s admissions system and fee and billing system, which manages student fees across multiple institutions. The systems use Amazon Aurora as their relational database and AWS Elastic Beanstalk to automate deployment. The university also uses Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for its credit management system and business process management solution. The latter uses AWS Lambda and API connectors as a serverless solution to quickly adopt and implement changing educational system regulations.
In addition, the university utilizes micro service-based business process management systems that permit it to respond quickly to changes in regulations. According to Berlin, “We can trust AWS to provide agility, scalability, and cost savings.” As a result, we are all in on AWS.
Implementing Changing Educational Regulations in Days Apeejay Stya University can quickly adapt to NEP policy changes as they occur by running its critical governance, administration, and academic systems on AWS. Because of the agility that AWS provides, we are able to adopt and implement changes in days rather than weeks or months,” states Berlia.
Additionally, the university’s IT team is able to effortlessly meet changing NEP financial requirements because the university’s fee, billing, and credit management systems make use of microservices.
Providing Global Students with a Reliable and Secure Experience the University is able to guarantee high availability and reliability for Moodle and other systems by utilizing Availability Zones and Amazon CloudFront. This ensures that students can access learning materials from any location. Numerous virtual students use a variety of devices. Berlia says, “We are able to offer a consistent speed and strong performance using AWS because we have localization with the Availability Zones.” All students have the same dependable experience, whether they are downloading assignments or participating in a video conference.
Running on AWS also enhances security. Berlia says, “As an educational institution, we frequently encounter potential cyberattacks.” A server less AWS environment is much simpler to maintain a lower
attack footprint than one with more exposed servers. On AWS, everything is centralized and we have a clear view of our systems, making security management simpler.
In addition, the university intends to set up a data lake on AWS in order to extract new information from the data that is stored on its systems. As part of our ongoing digital transformation, we want to increase our data analysis and reporting, says Berlia. We are aware that the cloud will be crucial to India’s transformation. There is a lot that needs to be done in this area, and we are eager to see how far our teams can go. The only way NEP can be implemented on a large scale and at a reasonable cost for India as a whole is by fully adopting the cloud.