India’s premier institute, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) will soon introduce online course on blockchain technology. Seven IITs from across the country, namely, Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee will offer this course.
The institute will be collaborating with the technology giant and offering the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), which is an initiative of IITs and IISc-Bangalore to offer online courses and certification in various topics.
According to a report in The Business Standard, the course will be available on the NPTEL website from July 2018. The course will prepare students for the demand for blockchain skills by covering both conceptual and application aspects of blockchain technology such as consensus, crypto primitives, permissioned blockchain and use cases as well as research aspects.
IIT-Madras NPTEL coordinator Prof Andrew Thangaraj told the daily, “Content contribution by technology leaders to a course in cutting edge technology areas provides learners a better insight into its practical implementation. The blockchain course with IBM is the first in this genre and will encourage more companies to come forward to do the same.”
In recent times, a handful of universities in India have jumped on the blockchain bandwagon. Currently, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala also has a blockchain institute wherein students are trained on the use of blockchain technology with the special focus of Banking and Healthcare sectors.
A few weeks ago, Ripple announced that it was donating $50 million to universities such as Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad.
Divya, the Project Associate at NPTEL told Crypto-News India, “It is open to people from all over India. If the person is interested in appearing for the examination and getting a certificate for completing the course, then they would have to pay Rs 1,100.”
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