Blockchain is surely the technology of this era that moves fast. Blockchain technology now stands in the most sought-after technology of 2018-19. According to the census, only 0.5% of the world’s population are using blockchain today. But 50% or 3.77 billion people use the internet. So, there’s an opportunity to walk ahead of the world and learn blockchain technology. For this, all you have to do is:
- Gather useful resources and exercise them efficiently
- Learn blockchain-related skills
- Study the working of the technology
- Apply the knowledge in building decentralized applications
Earlier this year, we have guided you about why should you focus on blockchain technology and not in cryptocurrency in the upcoming days. Because blockchain is a booming sector. Ample opportunities are waiting for you in the market. So, if you think you have the right skill sets to work in the Blockchain domain; get adapted to this trending wave and swim in the sea while enjoying the power of this revolutionary platform.
While the world is moving ahead with the blockchain technology, India was racing behind a few years back. However, it’s right on track. India is now a country with the highest number of youngsters and the willingness to learn fast. So, once the revolutionary technologies hit the mainstream, it will be difficult for others to beat the young minds.
Blockchain Training in India
India has the potential to become a global leader in blockchain technology. Many believe that blockchain is all about cryptocurrencies. However, blockchain is much more than just a support system for cryptocurrency operations. Therefore, the government is in favor of adopting blockchain due to the innovations and technological advancements it offers. And, India too decided to join the race and has plans to adopt the technology in various sectors.
Recently, the National Power Training Institute, under India’s Ministry of Power, is offering blockchain training in multiple cities throughout the country. It’s one of the top Indian institutes that welcomes participants to learn about blockchain technology, its use cases, smart contracts, Ethereum, cryptocurrency, bitcoin, and even mining.
Blockchain Training by the National Training Institute of India
The National Power Training Institute (NPTI) has organized a program entitled “Blockchain Technology” to take place at various NPTI locations. Three of them have already been scheduled. One will be on January 6th-10th in Nangal, followed by one on Feb 17th-21st in New Delhi, and then on March 16th-20th in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh.
The widespread popularity of digital cryptocurrencies had led the foundation of blockchain, which is fundamentally a public ledger to share information in a trustworthy and secure way. Blockchain technology is an emerging technology suitable for decentralized and transactional sharing of data across a large network of untrusted participants. One can maintain a continuously-growing list of records by using this technology called blocks and link them in a distributed manner potentially in such a way that these are secured against tampering.
Planned Blockchain Training Program and Sessions
The five-day blockchain training program consists of 14 sessions, a lab, hands-on experiments, and open discussion. Among the topics, attendees will learn are blockchain, its use cases, smart contracts, ledgers, the Ethereum framework, the concepts and applications of cryptocurrency, the integration of crypto and blockchain, Bitcoin, and mining.
Registration is free and each course can have up to 50 participants. The program is organized by NPTI and sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy. The target audience for the blockchain program is postgraduate students, faculty members, and ph.D. researchers of AICTE-affiliated educational institutions. Before the three scheduled courses, the NPTI organized two-day workshops and a five-day blockchain technology program in September at its HQ in Faridabad.
The NPTI is a national apex body for training and human resources development under the Indian Government’s Ministry of Power. It currently has nine locations throughout the country – in Faridabad, New Delhi, Durgapur, Nangal, Neyveli, Guwahati, Nagpur and two in Bengaluru. Two more locations, Alappuzha and Shivpuri will soon become operational.
Growing Number of Blockchain Courses in India
According to the list of programs on the AICTE’s official site, several educational establishments in India now have crypto and blockchain-related courses to offer. For example, the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Puducherry is hosting a five-day national workshop. It starts on 27th December’19 and will end on 31st December’19. The program states about “Blockchain Application Development using Hyperledger and Ethereum“. Cryptocurrencies and exchanges are the other two topics in this blockchain session.
Other educational institutes, on the other hand, offering blockchain training programs include JNT University, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, and Bangalore University. Several institutes in the state of Kerala also offer blockchain-related programs including the Government College of Engineering, Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology, and Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Kerala’s Information and Technology Secretary says that the state is planning to produce 20K blockchain experts in the next two years. Lots of Indian government-backed learning platforms also offer courses on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Swayam is one of them to name which is going to start its session from February 2020 onwards.
What do you guys think about this initiation taken by the Indian Government? Is it a successful strategy for blockchain adoption nationwide? Do let us know in the comment section!