IIT Patna offers a free online course on cloud computing on the NPTEL platform, which aims to provide learners with in-depth knowledge of the internals of cloud computing and how the concepts of distributed systems in clouds work. The course, like all other online courses offered on NPTEL, can be attended by anyone interested in learning the subject. However, in order to receive certificates with IIT Patna and NPTEL logos, participants must pay Rs 1000 and pass an exam.
The course is taught by Dr. Rajiv Misra, who is a professor at the Institute of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Patna. He received his PhD from IIT Kharagpur, an MTech degree in computer science and engineering from IIT Bombay, and a Bachelor of Engineering in computer science from MNIT Allahabad. He has supervised various online courses on cloud computing, advanced graph theory and distributed systems on NPTEL.