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Cardano’a Commercial Arm, EMURGO Academy Launches Blockchain Institute in India

February 22, 2019 11:22
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EMURGO Academy, a global educational institute and the official commercial arm of Cardano, the third generation blockchain has announced its formal entry into the Indian market.

The institute along with support from government and enterprises will train developers to create blockchain experts. The institute’s initial plan is to train 2,500 blockchain developers a year and looks to set up its offices around Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Pune by 2020, with headquarter in Bengaluru. The institute has also planned to tie-up with 200 institutes by the end of this year, to give a further boost to its blockchain programmes.

The training program will start in April this year and the full-time programme duration will be 175 hours. The institute will focus on training fresh as well as working professionals through a mix of both online and offline classes. The working professionals need to take a self-assessment test to evaluate their eligibility for the program, while IT professionals would need at least 2 years of work experience with strong knowledge in Javascript/Python/C or C++.

E Venkatesan, Chief Executive Officer, EMURGO Academy, commented on the development:

“Blockchain is gradually becoming a vital social infrastructure, similar to the Internet, and enables a more connected and equitable world. At EMURGO Academy, our vision is to empower all organisations and developers to build global solutions embracing blockchain technology towards a better future. We believe that education is the first step towards fulfilling that vision.  We are sure that at least 2,500 graduates of EMURGO Academy’s blockchain courses will go on to be hired in the first year by some of the country’s largest and most innovative organisations, thus serving to meet the gap in demand for quality blockchain developers.”  

The Blockchain technology and the ecosystem around it have evolved very rapidly with many banks and large corporates are evaluating multiple use cases. This has caused a large gap in the talent pool with requisite skill. As the demand for blockchain expert is growing each passing day, the situation will only worsen.

EMURGO, through its programme, is initially looking towards to fill the gap in SME and startup sector, which will further help to drive the development of blockchain ecosystem in India.

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