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When and where is the next Cohort?
All India Program (Contact sessions at Hyderabad) + Online sessions at your location) Next Cohort: Jun 2019
How does the format ensure learning effectiveness, while giving flexibility?
The format combines Theory and Practice Contact and Online Academic and Industry Faculty Individual and Group Work Structured yet Flexible Delivery Format
How does this program compare with others?
This Program is unique in its delivery and format. IIIT Hyderabad is one of the 17 global members of Ripple's University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) along with Princeton, MIT, UPenn, and Berkeley. Its Blockchain Center of Excellence is focused on academic research, technical development, innovation and executive education. The Hybrid format of learning ensures that you complete the Program and fast-track your learning as compared to many online courses which most participants leave it
Cryptocurrencies are having trouble, how will it affect blockchain as a career?
While crypto was the first use case on Blockchain, the technology has grown far beyond the cryptocurrencies. Today, Blockchain and DLT, with its strength on transparency, security and automation of trust, have found favour across sectors. While banking finance and supply chain are already seeing the deployment of blockchain, the other areas like Healthcare, Insurance, Governance, etc. are not far behind...
What are the career trends and opportunities for Blockchain and DLT?
Blockchain is the #1 emerging job, and the number of open positions has grown by 5 fold in 2018. Investments in blockchain-based companies and startups have witnessed a massive surge, globally touching over $20 billion as per NASSCOM. Blockchain engineers are the top paid roles in software development, on par with specialists focused on AI. Blockchain engineers are making between $150,000 and $175,000 annual salaries on average. (Source: CNBC(https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/21/how-much-do-blockc
What are the career opportunities in Blockchain and DLT?
Currently, Blockchain expertise demands a very high premium in the tech industry. Also, the number of opportunities are also increasing exponentially. Hired.com predicts a 5X increase in demand for Blockchain and DLT professionals. And the demand is across multiple roles including Blockchain project managers, Blockchain developers, Blockchain quality engineer, Blockchain legal consultant, Blockchain web designer, Blockchain engineer etc.
What is Executive Hybrid format?
The format of the Blockchain Program is designed to make it executive-friendly and combines both contact and online classes. This 18-week program includes 3 campus visits (of 3 days each) to IIIT Hyderabad and interactive online classes during the other weeks. This enables participants from across the country (and abroad) to benefit from the program.
What is the Program Schedule?
Weekend Contact + Online Program | 18 Weeks Contact Sessions (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Online Sessions (Only on Saturday - 2 sessions of 2 hours each; Total 4 hours) ** On need basis additional sessions will be planned with a prior notice for learning effectiveness.
If I am from a location outside Hyderabad, am I eligible for this Program?
This program is for professionals across the country (and abroad). As the program envisages 3 visits to Hyderabad over a period of 18 Weeks, and all other content delivered online, it enables participants from any part of the country (or abroad) to be able to attend the same.
When does the next Cohort start?
All India Program Next Cohort: June 21, 2019
What is the Program Fee?
The Program fee is Rs. 200,000/-. Early Bird, Women and Young Professionals Scholarships are available. See details on the fee page. You can contact your Relationship manager for specific eligibility after applying.
Where will the Program lecture and lab sessions be conducted?
LIVE Online Sessions will be conducted on the LMS Platform. The Contact Sessions will be conducted at the International Institute of Information Technology Campus and TalentSprint Campus at Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500 032.
Are the Sessions online?
Yes, this program is a combination of LIVE Online Sessions and Contact Sessions (3 Campus Visits).
What is unique about this Program?
This Program is offered by India’s premier Blockchain Center of Excellence (CoE) at IIIT-Hyderabad and TalentSprint. It is an 18 Week Program with 1 Year Online Access and Support. Program is delivered in Hybrid format combining LIVE Online Sessions, Contact Sessions, Mentored Labs, Hackathons and Workshops and supported by Online Learning Platform. Led by collaborative Faculty from Academia, Industry, and Leading Institutions. Advanced Certification by IIIT-H Outreach Division
Who are the Faculty Members?
The Program is led by collaborative Faculty from Academia, and Industry. Kannan Srinathan Kannan Srinathan is an Assistant Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. He is an expert in the field of Cryptography and Security. He has a Ph.D. from IIT, Madras. Sunil Aggarwal Sunil is the author of the book "Bitcoin Magnet." He is a leading Blockchain expert and has been advising Startups and their ICOs over the last six years. He has two decades of experien
Who should join the Program?
If you are keen to be part of the Blockchain revolution seeking to move into this disruptive space, want to position yourself for the high-end projects in your organisation or keen to build a disruptive startup, you will find this Program useful. This Program is best suited for Developers, Analysts, Product Managers, Project Managers, Tech Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Enthusiasts with more than 1 year software development experience.
Why should I learn Blockchain? Is it too early to build this expertise?
Blockchain job market is on the upswing. You should catch the wave before it is too late to ride it. Here is what the media has to say about this space. Blockchain is the second most-in-demand job skill in tech (Clifford Associates) Blockchain jobs continue to explode, offer salary premiums (Computerworld)(https://www.computerworld.com/article/3235972/it-careers/blockchain-moves-into-top-spot-for-hottest-job-ski
Can I avail any Scholarship?
Special Scholarships are available for: Women: To improve the gender ratio in the industry, we encourage more women to enroll into the program through this Scholarship. Youth: Anyone with upto 5 years of experience is entitled to Youth Scholarship. We encourage more youth to enroll in the program through this Scholarship. Alumni: IIIT-Hyderabad and TalentSprint Alumni are eligible for this Scholarship. Startups: Anyone who joins the program from a startup community, is entitled to Startu