About Program

  • Intense Classroom + Online Program
  • Exceptional Peer Group
  • Certification from IIIT Hyderabad
  • India's Top Faculty
  • Practitioner's Curriculum
  • Preferred by Aspiring Autonomers

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-Weekend Program has 3 Campus Visits of 3 days each, 30 Weekly LIVE Online Sessions plus 1 Year Online Access and Support.


Learn from Leaders

Dr. Kannan SrinathanLead Faculty

Kannan Srinathan is an expert in the field of Cryptography and Security. He is an Assistant Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. He has a Ph.D. from IIT, Madras.

Dr. Sujit P. GujarLead Faculty

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

Sunil AggarwalLead Faculty

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 AyachitChief Mentor

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 DhullaFaculty

Dharmen heads the 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 PatelFaculty

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.


Feedback from Program Participants

"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

  • 200 Participants working with 70+ Companies

  • 75%Participants with over 5 Years of Experience

  • 11%Women Participants

  • 42%From Startups and Small Companies

    Job Profile

  • 15% Leaders

  • 24%Managers

  • 23%Analysts

  • 38%Developers

From Top Organizations

  • 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

From Indian and Global Locations

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

1 in every 5 participants have launched startups, build on their project use-case.


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 Fabric

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

Module 4 Blockchains in Action

  • Major Blockchains
  • Tradeoffs and Choices
  • Industry Case Study

Module 5 Capstone Project

  • Hackathon
  • Project Showcase
  • Industry Interface

Industry Hackathons*

  • Trade Finance Application

  • Disaster Management Tool

  • Digital Identity

  • Custody of

  • KYC

  • Where is
    my fish?

  • Is this

  • Where is
    the invoice?

  • Save the

  • Insurance claims

  • Vehicle lifecycle

  • Land

  • Trade

  • Settlement

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

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Hybrid Delivery

IIIT Hyderabad Campus Campus Visit

  • IIIT Hyderabad and TalentSprint,
    Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500 032

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Hyderabad LIVE Online Sessions

  • Interactive Sessions
  • Weekend Schedule
  • Direct to Device

Upcoming Cohort

For tech professionals across India and Abroad

  • Classes start in March 2020
  • 18-Weekend.60 Sessions.120 Hours
  • 3 Campus Visits (3 Days Each)
  • 30 LIVE Online Classes (2 x 2 Hours Every Sat)

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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



  • Tech Professionals with at least 1 year of programming experience

Your Blockchain Journey

  • Apply for the

    By sharing your education and professional details

  • Wait for

    By program selection committee

  • Block Your

    By paying the Registration Fee

  • Enroll for the

    By paying the Full Program Fee

  • Start Building
    Blockchain Expertise

    From March 2020

  • Get Certified by IIIT Hyderabad

    By June 2020


Fee with Flexible Payment Options

Details Dates Amount
Enrollment Fee Within 3 days of selection ₹20,000 + GST
Program Fee Within 1 month of start date ₹1,80,000 + GST
Total Fee ₹2,00,000 + GST

Academia, Startup, Women, Youth and Groups Scholarships upto ₹50,000


IIIT Hyderabad
  • 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 www.iiit.ac.in

  • Deep Tech Program
    for Professionals

  • Best in Class
    Hybrid Platform

  • Industry

  • Academic

TalentSprint brings high-end and deep-tech education to aspiring and experienced professionals. It partners with world class academic institutions and global corporations to develop and offer disruptive programs. TalentSprint's hybrid platform delivers unique onsite and online experiences that help build cutting-edge expertise, for today and tomorrow. For more information please visit www.talentsprint.com


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Most Frequently Asked

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  • This Program is offered by India's premier Blockchain Center of Excellence (CoE) at IIIT Hyderabad and TalentSprint.
  • It is an 18-Weekend Program with 1 Year Access to LMS.
  • Program is delivered in Hybrid format combining LIVE Online Sessions, Contact Sessions, Industry Interaction Seminars, Mentored Labs, Hackathons and Group Projects supported by Online Learning Platform.
  • Led by collaborative Faculty from Academia, Industry, and Leading Institutions.
  • Advanced Certification by IIIT Hyderabad Outreach Division

The Program includes 3 Campus Visits of 3 Days Each + Weekly Online LIVE Sessions for 15 Weeks

  • Week 1 Campus Visit 1 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Week 2 to Week 11 LIVE Online Sessions (4 hours every Saturday)
  • Week 12 Campus Visit 2 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Week 13 to Week 17 LIVE Online Sessions (4 hours every Saturday)
  • Week 18 Campus Visit 3 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Yes. This program's delivery is designed for professionals across the country and abroad.

Program requires just 3 visits of 3 days each to IIIT Hyderabad and TalentSprint Campuses in Hyderabad. Weekly LIVE Sessions are delivered directly to desktop / device enabling flexibility to attend from any location of your convenience. This enables participants from any part of the country or abroad to attend the same.

All India Program (Contact sessions at Hyderabad) + Online sessions at your location) Next Cohort: March 2020

The Program fee is Rs. 200,000/-. Early Bird, Women and Young Professionals Scholarships are available. See details on the fee page. You can contact your Relationship manager for specific eligibility after applying.