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IIIT Hyderabad Launches Advanced Certificate Program on Blockchain Technologies in Association With TalentSprint

IIIT Hyderabad Launches Advanced Certificate Program on Blockchain Technologies in Association With TalentSprint

HYDERABAD, India, August 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Program structured and offered by the Blockchain Research Center of Excellence 

To arm Indian tech professionals with world-class Blockchain expertise  

Blockchain Research CoE is funded by Ripple  

IIIT Hyderabad in association with TalentSprint 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.

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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.

This Advanced Certificate Program 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. The three-month program will be delivered by faculty from the Blockchain Research CoE and practitioners from TalentSprint, with extensive hands-on assignments and capstone project.

According to Dr. 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."

Speaking to media here, Dr. Santanu Paul, MD & CEO, TalentSprint, said, "Blockchain is a technology whose time has come. For some Blockchain is the Internet of money, for others it is the automation of trust. This executive program with IIIT Hyderabad Blockchain Center of Excellence can make India a major hub of expertise for Blockchain technologies and solutions. It will be an immersive program delivered by a joint team of leading academics and practitioners."

As announced earlier, IIIT Hyderabad is one of the 17 global members of Ripple's UBRI. IIIT Hyderabad is using its UBRI grant to expand its Blockchain Center of Excellence, which is focused on academic research, technical development, innovation and executive education.

More details about the program here

About the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad 

The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998 that focuses on the core areas of Information Technology, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and their applications in other domains through inter-disciplinary research that has a greater social impact. It has established itself as a research institute enabled by strong undergraduate and graduate programs. The institute has large research centers in language technologies, visual technologies, data engineering, security and algorithms. 

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About TalentSprint  

TalentSprint is a new-age digital platform to transform the lives of young and experienced professionals. Its hybrid immersive bootcamps empower professionals with high-end disruptive skills. The AI-powered digital platform enables learners to get ahead and stay ahead in a hyper-competitive world. Funded by Nexus Venture Partners and the National Skill Development Corporation, TalentSprint aims to empower One Million professionals by 2020. For more information please visit

For more information please contact:
Sunory Dutt
Head of Communications, IIIT Hyderabad

Sridhar K
Chief Business Officer, TalentSprint

Tanushree Kulkarni
Candour Communications



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