With blockchain technology creating decent buzz in recent past, educational institute and online education firms have started offering online course. Recently, UpGrad and IIIT Bangalore have introduced two online programs to to offer upskilling in Blockchain.
For existing software developers, IIIT Bangalore provides a 6 month PG Certificate Program in Blockchain Technology priced at Rs 1,00,000. For those who are new to coding, IIIT Bangalore & UpGrad have created another program – PG Program in Software Development – specialization in Blockchain which teaches students the fundamentals of programming along with Blockchain development priced at Rs 2,25,000 for 11 months.
Ronnie Screwvala, Co-founder and Mayank Kumar, Co- founder & MD – UpGrad said, “The IIIT Bangalore & UpGrad Programs are best positioned to kick start the learner’s career in Blockchain, especially with career assistance and industry relevant projects integrated into the program. The comprehensive programs provide extensive knowledge of Blockchain concepts as well as hands-on projects in developing smart contracts and Hyperledger applications, which is unlike any other course provider in the industry at present. The course is taught by IIIT Bangalore faculty and leading experts from IBM, DCB Bank, BankChain, Elemential, SpringRole, SquadX.”
In a statement, UpGrad said that with a 200% increase in job growth rates and salary hikes at 50-100%, Blockchain Developer is the fastest growing skill set and most in demand by employers. There are a significant number of job openings for roles such as Blockchain developer, Blockchain system architect, Blockchain software engineer, among others in top tier organisations like TCS, IBM and Infosys.
Citing reports, UpGrad said that Bengaluru is the leading city for those seeking job opportunities in the Blockchain sector, with over 36 per cent of all the Blockchain job postings in India. It is followed by Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai, making up the top five destinations for Blockchain careers in the country.