About Program

  • Master
  • Mentored
  • Group
  • Team
  • Online

The Global Demand for Blockchain Engineers up
by 517% year over year
~ Hired

Blockchain is disrupting the Banking, Finance, Health, Legal, and several other industries. Almost every leading organisation or fast-growth startup is adopting this technology. However, deep expertise and world-class talent in Blockchain is extremely hard to find. The need of the hour is creating this sought-after talent pool which will contribute to growth in these sectors.

IIIT-Hyderabad Blockchain Center of Excellence and TalentSprint offer this Advanced Certificate Program in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. This 18-Week Program has 3 IIIT Hyderabad Campus Visits of 3 days each, Weekly LIVE Online Sessions plus 1 Year Online Access and Support.

Participant Feedback

"Knowledge shared by the professors and industry leaders is exceptional."
Ramesh Hallur, Project Manager, Cognizant

"By the end of the program, we were confident to build our own applications."
Sundeep Reddy, Cloud Ops Engineering Specialist

"The hands-on experience helped us put the test cases into code and execute them easily."
Anthony George, Technical Specialist, IBM

"Very happy with the technical aspect and lab sessions. Program is more than our expectations."
Ramakrishna, CEO, Pranco Technologies

"The basics are well-grounded here as compared to online learning."
Srikanth Bharath, Sr. Manager, IT sector

"It is an amalgamation of theory and practice labs."
Voruganti Aravind, Founder, Sahasradhaara Services


Participant Profile

  • 130+Participants working with 70+ Companies

  • 75%Participants with over 5 Years of Experience

  • 11%Women Participants

  • 42%From Startups and Small Companies

Organisations where Participants are Employed

  • Accenture
  • ADP
  • Agility
  • Broadridge
  • Capgemini
  • CGI
  • Cognizant
  • Deloitte
  • FORD Technologies
  • GetInfy
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GrabOn
  • HCL
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • ICICI Bank
  • Infosys
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • KPMG India
  • My3
  • National Insurance
  • Netcracker
  • Oracle
  • PayPal
  • Qualcomm
  • Sify Technologies
  • TCS
  • Tech Mahindra
  • UBS
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • ValueLabs
  • Vertex Computer
  • Virtusa
  • Vodafone
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wipro

Participants from Indian and Global Locations

  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Gurgaon
  • Hyderabad
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Pune
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Jacksonville (Florida)
  • Roswell (Mexico)
  • Singapore

This Program has produced not just Blockchain experts but a Startup and a Blockchain Community launched by the Program Participants


Curriculum for Practitioners

  • Create Tokens
  • Building Smart Contracts
  • Implement Digital Wallets
  • Launch Decentralized Apps

Module 1 Understanding Blockchain Foundations

  • Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)
  • Elements of Distributed Computing
  • Elements of Cryptography
  • Elements of Game Theory
  • Cryptocurrencies, Tokens, and ICOs

Module 2 Building Smart Contracts Using Ethereum, Solidity

  • Introduction to Ethereum
  • Programming using Solidity
  • ERC20 Standards
  • Best Practices and Auditing
  • Smart Contract Mini Project

Module 3 Building DApps Using Hyperledger, Golang

  • Introduction to Hyperledger
  • Key Frameworks and Tools
  • Programming using Golang
  • DApp Mini Project
  • Building advanced applications with Hyperledger/Golang

Module 4 Blockchains in Action

  • Major Blockchains
  • Tradeoffs and Choices
  • Industry Case Study

Module 5 Capstone Project

  • Hackathon
  • Project Showcase
  • Industry Interface

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Industry Hackathons*

  • Trade Finance Application

    Participants transform Blockchain technology into a Trade Tech Solution for merchandise goods' trade of over $16 trillion. They build a seamless and network state-based solution for an industry that is mired in paper processes, siloed databases, fragmented operations, and risky processes.

  • Disaster Management Tool

    Blockchain becomes a life-saving application for end-to-end distribution of immediate requirements like medicine, food, clothing and shelter equipment in collaboration with local government and disaster management bodies.

  • Digital Identity Verification

    Blockchain becomes a RegTech solution by lowering not only the identity verification cost for all the banking partners but also the service delivery time for both credit and payments.

  • Custody of Assets

    Participants build a custodian solution for multiple assets whether it is equity, bonds or any other financial derivatives as it is critical for real-time settlement of both trades and ownership transfers.

  • *These are just some of the interesting Hackathon Projects in the Program


Learn from Leaders

Kannan Srinathan

Kannan Srinathan is an Assistant Professor at 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.

Sujit P. Gujar

Sujit is an Assistant Professor at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. He is an expert in the field of Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Machine Learning, Cryptography, and AI applications. He has a Ph.D. from IISC, Bangalore.

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 experience in teaching, research and startup consulting.

Shalmali Ayachit

Shalmali is the Lab Mentor for the Blockchain Program. Over the last 2.5 years, Shalmali is involved in research related to Blockchain and other areas including Bitcoin Ecosystem, Ethereum, Smart Contracts, Implementation of Dapp and Hyperledger.

Dharmen Dhulla

Blockchain COE at Tech Mahindra since February, 2014. Previously, he worked for IBM at Houston, TX USA for five years from 2008 onwards and with Oracle since 2004 and other assignments at L&T Infotech, Syntel and e-Touch Systems.

Harsh Patel

Harsh Patel is the Blockchain Architect at Metabase, a new platform with a scalable PoW mechanism. He is one of the foremost experts in Distributed Consensus Systems in India. He has done other blockchain ventures known as Project Mandi, Flake Protocol and Project Algorythmix.


What should you expect from this Program?

  • BuildBuild expertise in Blockchain and DLT
  • LearnLearn from the world-class faculty and professionals
  • ReinforceDevelop Dapps by applying the learnings
  • CertificateObtain an Advanced Certification from IIIT-Hyderabad Outreach Division
  • AlumniGet Alumni Status of IIIT-Hyderabad Executive Education
Blockchain Certificate

Program Delivery

Hybrid Delivery

IIIT Hyderabad Campus IIIT Hyderabad Campus

  • IIIT-H Gachibowli,
    Hyderabad 500 032

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Hyderabad LIVE Online Sessions

  • Direct to Your Device

Campus Visit Dates for the November 2019 Cohort

Campus Visit 1 22-24 Nov, 2019
Online Segment 1 30 Nov, 2019 - 1 Feb, 2020
Campus Visit 2 7-9 Feb, 2020
Online Segment 2 15 Feb - 14 Mar, 2020
Campus Visit 3 20-22 Mar, 2020


Upcoming Cohort

For tech professionals across India and Abroad

  • Executive Hybrid Program
  • 18-Weeks.60 Sessions.120 Hours
  • 3 Campus Visits (3 Days Each)
  • 30 LIVE Online Classes (2 x 2 Hours Every Sat)

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Fee with Flexible Payment Options

Details Amount
Enrolment Fee ₹20,000 + GST
Program Fee ₹1,80,000 + GST
Total Fee ₹2,00,000 + GST

Women, Youth and Groups Scholarships upto ₹50,000

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  • First IIIT
    in India

  • Unique Research
    Based Institute

  • Largest CS Research
    Group in India

  • Blockchain Research CoE
    Ripple's UBRI

IIIT-Hyderabad Blockchain Center of Excellence
The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-Hyderabad) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998. The institute has large research centers in language technologies, visual technologies, data engineering, blockchain, security and algorithms. 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. For more information please visit https://www.iiit.ac.in

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