Kerala aims to produce 25,000 Blockchain techies in 3 years

Our Bureau Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on June 05, 2018 Published on June 05, 2018

The Kerala State Development and Innovation Strategic Council has launched the Accelerated Blockchain Competency Development Programme for students.

The idea is to provide them with an early-mover advantage and position the State as the largest supplier of Blockchain technologists in the country, said KM Abraham, Chairman of the Council.

25,000 technologists

K-DISC, as the council will be known, has set a target of producing 25,000 Blockchain technologists in three years. It is expected that over 5,000 certified students can be trained in the first 12 months.

According to Abraham, the State has to regain its ability to create and export manpower. The government has taken the Blockchain opportunity as a challenge and K-DISC is just an instrument to take it on.

The programme is open for diploma holders, graduates and graduating students with engineering or science backgrounds. Through an online outreach, the programme has been extended to working professionals as well.

Three modules

The Blockchain training programme has three modules – Blockchain Associate (30 hours); Blockchain Developer (90 hours); and Blockchain Architect (330 hours).

The programme is developed and delivered by the Kerala Blockchain Academy, which is an advanced R&D department within IIITMK.

The programme offers two-part certification wherein participants obtain a foundation skills certificate in full-stack and intermediate level skills. The full-stack programme of 124-hour duration, developed by the ICT Academy of Kerala.

Entrance test

The entrance test will be held in July and the classes will begin in August. Students will be required to complete the full-stack certification with certain grades to qualify for the training programme.

Blockchain developer certification programme delivery and certification will be conducted in partnership with Blockchain Education Network, an international body.

K-DISC has been mandated to promote unique developmental initiatives of strategic implications for the state, cutting across multiple sectors, geographies and impacting significant sections of the population. More details can be had on 0471-2700813 or at

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Published on June 05, 2018
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