Indian Government to Offer Blockchain Training in Several Cities

News / 29.12.2019

The government of India through the Ministry of Power is providing blockchain training in various cities across India. People will be taught about blockchain technology, where it is applicable, smart contracts, ETH, crypto, BTC, as well as mining.

The ministry has arranged a program known as “Blockchain Technology” and it will hold at several NPTI locations. Three of them will hold in January, February, and March in Nangal, New Delhi, and Shivpuri, respectively. The National Power Training Institute (NPTI) is in charge of the program and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy is the sponsor.

The NPTI is India’s body overseeing training and human resources development. At the moment, the body has nine locations in India. The body is planning to establish and start operations in two additional locations.

People can register for the program for free and a maximum of fifty people are allowed for each course. The program is for postgraduate students, faculty members, and Ph.D. researchers of educational institutions affiliated with AICTE. The program will hold for five days and it involves fourteen sessions, a lab, hands-on experiments, as well as open discussion.

The government appointed Subhash Chandra Garg to head the ministry of power. However, the Prime Minister of the country reshuffled his cabinet following the submission of a draft bill to specifically prohibit cryptos by the interministerial committee established by Garg. Garg has resigned from the ministry of power.

According to the overview of the program, the rampant recognition of digital cryptocurrencies has brought about the basics of blockchain, and it is a public ledger for sharing information in trustworthy and secure manner. It continued that blockchain technology is an emerging technology appropriate to share data within a wide network of untrusted participants.

This technology makes it possible to continually keep list records known as blocks and link them in a distributed manner (blockchain), with utmost security.

Apart from the program described above, NPTI planned workshops on blockchain program three months ago. The website of AICTE highlights various programs on crypto and blockchain, planned by several educational establishments across the country.

There is also a learning platform (called Swayam) established by the government of India and it provides courses related to crypto and blockchain technology. One of such courses will begin in February.


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Born in Bucharest, Marius is the founder of Crypto Adventure. Since his first contact with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, he never stopped believing that they are one of the most important innovations of our time, which will forever change the way business is done.