Indian Universities Need To Conduct More Blockchain Training Programs
The most crucial part of any country’s economy is a skilled workforce. Due to the affordability and quality of skilled human resources present in India, the country has become a destination for outsourced work. There is a massive demand for upskilling of the general population because of the amount of work done out of India as a whole contributing to the global market.
Blockchain is a potentially disruptive technology that will have a notable impact on the world. With the right amount of government and industry participation, India could be included in the leadership ranks for blockchain adoption over the next five years, according to a survey by PwC, a global consultancy company.
Due to the large developer communities present in the country, upskilling programs for disruptive technologies like machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT) are highly sought after. With this demand, a lot of education service providers who host engaging and creative training programs have come into existence, for both offline and online models.
Even so, with education service providers preparing for this initiative, only a few good quality providers are available in the market.
As per the Blockchain Report 2019 by NASSCOM, blockchain adoption in India is experiencing commitments and rapid growth in blockchain-focused projects, touching over $20 billion across a range of industries. Additionally, a lot of Indian state governments as those of Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra are supporting blockchain projects and start-ups, and even organizing hackathons and conferences on the technology.
Even though hackathons and conferences are great, it is not enough to educate and train the broader audience or to produce blockchain professionals to serve the demands of the industry. To provide the blockchain professionals with all-round knowledge and training, including blockchain learning curriculums in institutions is necessary.
The country requires an inclusive approach to prepare future India for this emerging technology, which will cater to the majority of domains.
The PES University in Bangalore announced that it is holding a blockchain training program in collaboration with BirthVenue. This training program will be for 13 weeks and is being introduced as an optional training course for the pre-final year students. The curriculum is designed by experts in the blockchain space who constantly work on blockchain projects for corporate giants and the state governments. These professionals will also be invited later to give live talks at the university.
Majority of the blockchain programs held in the market are mostly conducted by trainers who fail to have any practical experience in the industry. This severely compromises with the aim of the program, as there is no industry focus.
Blockchain is still at its budding stage, but with the number of industry applications on the horizon, it is believed to become widely disruptive in the years to come. If colleges and institutions start to offer blockchain training programs like the PES University, India will successfully step up its game in blockchain technology.