Hyderabad: IIIT Hyderabad in association with Talent Sprint has announced the launch of an Advanced Certificate Program on Blockchain Technologies and Solutions. This closely follows their earlier executive education program on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, which has attracted over 800 participants within six months of its launch.
IIIT-H to launch advanced certificate programme
Gartner has identified Blockchain as one of the top disruptive technologies of 2018. World Economic Forum survey suggests that 10 percent of global GDP will be stored on Blockchain by 2027. According to an industry study, there is a 700% increase in demand for Blockchain professionals globally. NASSCOM estimates that Blockchain has the potential to create value of up to $5 Billion in India in the next 5 years. Even central policy making organizations such as NITI Aayog have identified Blockchain as a key enabler of national infrastructure.
According to P J Narayanan, Director, IIIT Hyderabad, “We have been selected as one of the university partners for Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) initiative, along with Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), and University of California, Berkeley. Our Blockchain Center of Excellence will focus on advanced research. This deeper understanding is the basis for the executive education program in association with TalentSprint.”