9 Oct, 2019

IIM Calcutta to Introduce Advanced Course in Blockchain

The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM, Calcutta) will kickstart an advanced programme in FinTech and financial blockchain for management and financial professionals. The institute will join hands with TalentSprint, a digital platform which provides certificate courses in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, among others.

Indranil Bose, a programme director at IIM, Calcutta, told news portal Asian Age, “A vast majority of firms in the banking and financial sector believe that the lack of adequate FinTech talent is an existential threat to their future. Our FinTech programme, designed with today’s management and finance professionals in mind, will leverage the deep research and consulting expertise of IIM Calcutta faculty and our state-of-art Finance Lab. We plan to equip and enable 2000 FinTech professionals in the next few years.”Ad

The programme will be offered both-on the premises of IIM Calcutta as well as via online sessions through the TalentSprint digital platform.

This is not the first time, Indian institutes have come up with blockchain programmes. Last year, Crypto-News India had reported that the government think tank Niti Aayog in collaboration with government-based blockchain initiative IndiaChain will implement this practice at premier Indian institutes such as Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and colleges that fall under the aegis of Delhi University.

At the time, a source familiar with the developments had said, “The pilot trials will begin soon and once that is successfully completed, the full-scale implementation will start. The plan is to start issuing digital certificates on the blockchain (IndiaChain) from the 2019 batch onwards.”

In June last year, India’s premier institute, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) had announced that it would soon introduce online course on blockchain technology. Seven IITs from across the country, namely, Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee would be offering this course.