IBM is offering a free blockchain course for students in India


IBM is providing a free certificate course on blockchain know-how for college students in India.

The know-how big has partnered with Indian elearning platform Nationwide Programme on Know-how Enhanced Studying (NPTEL) to supply a 12-week on-line course titled “Blockchain Structure Design and Use Instances.”

The enrolment for the course is presently open, however the coursework is not going to be out there till July 30. College students shall be required to submit weekly assignments and go a last examination on the finish of the course to efficiently obtain their certificates which shall be co-signed by IBM.

Whereas anybody the world over can signup for the course and be taught — the ultimate examination will solely be carried out offline in choose Indian cities.

The course shall be taught by Praveen Jayachandran, Blockchain and Good Contracts researcher at IBM India, and Sandip Chakraborty, a professor at IIT Guwahati.

NPTEL is a joint initiative of among the most reputed engineering schools in India (IITs and IISc). The programme is funded by India’s training ministry.

Jayachandran instructed native publication The Hindu concerning the involvement of IBM within the course:

The recognition of blockchain has moved from cryptocurrency to enterprise functions throughout many industries similar to insurance coverage, finance, provide chain logistics, digital id, healthcare and public sector. IBM’s collaboration with India’s main educational minds to create a blockchain curriculum is a mirrored image of our dedication to enabling the know-how to appreciate its full potential, whereas additionally addressing the elevated demand for enough expertise for college students and builders.

If the coursework supplied on the web site is to go by, the course will discover each cryptocurrencies (particularly Bitcoin and Etheruem) and blockchain in particulars and the know-how’s utility in sectors similar to provide chain and digital id.

The recommended studying checklist for the course contains books by Bitcoin proponent Andreas Antonopoulos and Institute of Blockchain Research’ Melanie Swan — other than IBM’s personal revealed work on the know-how.

There was an increase within the curiosity in blockchain know-how amongst college students. A similar course put up by College of California Berkeley has seen almost eight,000 college students signup already. I gained’t be stunned if we see extra such programs cropping up within the close to future.

These can see signup for the NPTEL course here.

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