IIIT Hyderabad launches certificate programme on Blockchain

International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad. (File photo)

Hyderabad: With industry studies indicating a 700 per cent increase in demand for Blockchain professionals globally, the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad has on Wednesday launched an Advanced Certificate Programme on Blockchain Technologies in association with TalentSprint, a new age digital platform.

The programme will be offered at the IIIT-H Blockchain Centre of Excellence, according to IIIT-H Director PJ Narayanan, who said the institute was selected as one of the university partners for the Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) initiative along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania and other renowned universities.

“Our Blockchain Center of Excellence will focus on advanced research. This deeper understanding is the basis for the executive education programme. The institute is using its UBRI grant to expand its Blockchain Center of Excellence, which is focused on academic research, technical development, innovation and executive education,” he said.

The Advanced Certificate Programme will enable deeper understanding of Blockchain technologies and how to leverage the same for building complex solutions for distributed multi-entity applications, integrated financial systems, supply chain and other industry applications, he said, adding that the three-month programme would be delivered by faculty from the Blockchain Research CoE and practitioners from TalentSprint, with extensive hands-on assignments and capstone project.

Santanu Paul, MD and CEO of TalentSprint, said Blockchain was a ‘technology whose time has come’.

“For some Blockchain is the internet of money, for others it is the automation of trust”, he said, adding that the programme could make India a major hub of expertise for Blockchain technologies and solutions.

“It will be an immersive programme delivered by a joint team of leading academics and practitioners,” he said.