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Faculty-led Interactive Live Classes | Mentored Labs | Cohort 5
Starts Sep 2020 | Avail Early Bird Scholarship


About Program

The world has come to realize the immense potential of Blockchain which is making its presence felt in Banking, Finance, Healthcare, Supply-chain, Legal, and several other industries. By 2030, Blockchain would have added $3.1 Tn business value. The adoption rate of blockchain technology across organizations, irrespective of the size or scale of operation is growing exponentially. However, there has been an acute shortage of ready-to-be-deployed professionals who can contribute to growth in these sectors.

IIIT Hyderabad Blockchain Center of Excellence and TalentSprint offer the Advanced Certificate Program in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. This 18-Week Program brings you a hands-on learning experience through Faculty-led Interactive LIVE Sessions, Hackathons, Capstone Projects, Master Mentors and an exceptional peer group.

  • "Trusted by tech pros and leading organisations, you will get exposure to a diverse curriculum and an opportunity to build expertise in Blockchain and DLT."
  • "A critically-acclaimed program with a spotlight on a practitioner-focused syllabus. You master Blockchain beyond cryptocurrency. "

About IIIT Hyderabad

  • First IIIT
    in India

  • Unique Research
    Based Institute

  • Largest CS Research
    Group in India

  • Blockchain Research
    CoE Ripple's UBRI

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


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

  • 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

Successful Ventures formed by Program Participants

  • AsliMedicine
    Hyderabad-based startup that uses blockchain to solve the problem of counterfeit drugs in the supply chain. Founded in January 2019. Watch Video

  • PharmBlock
    Bengaluru-based venture with its product Trailledger that solves trust and transparency issues for manufacturers and distributors in the health care sector. Founded in June 2019.

  • ZeroBlocks
    Hyderabad based startup to build a platform for early investors in the field of Real Estate. Founded in June 2019.

  • Blockchain Policy Group
    A research group that builds policy framework for Blockchain adoption by industries and government. It has created India's first white paper on "Corporate Currencies in Blockchain Era" that lays out how Indian businesses can use Blockchain technology with the right support from the Indian government.


Curriculum for Practitioners

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

Understanding Blockchain

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

Building Smart Contracts
Using Ethereum, Solidity

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

Building DApps
Using Hyperledger Fabric

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

Blockchains in Action

  • Major Blockchains
  • Tradeoffs and Choices
  • Industry Case Study

Capstone Project

  • Hackathon
  • Project Showcase
  • Industry Interface

Industry Hackathons*

  • Trade Finance

  • 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

Hyderabad LIVE Online Sessions

  • Interactive Sessions
  • Weekend Schedule
  • Direct to Device

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Join Cohort 5

For tech professionals across
India and Abroad

  • Classes start in September 2020
  • 18-Week60 Sessions120 Hours
  • 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 work experience and coding background

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 September 2020

  • Get Certified by IIIT Hyderabad

    By January 2021


Fee with Flexible Payment Options

Details Amount When?
Enrollment Fee ₹20,000 Within 3 days of selection
Balance Fee ₹1,80,000 Within 1 month of enrollment
Total Program Fee ₹2,00,000 + GST

Covid IconApplication Fee of ₹1,000 is waived for a limited period

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


About TalentSprint

  • 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

COVID-19 is putting the global economy into a tailspin. But experts hold a prophecy that Blockchain can be the one to create massive social impact in crisis situations like the ongoing pandemic.

Industries that deal with huge data chunks will rely on the potential of Blockchain-powered data analysis and tracking real-time updates. It will also ensure transparency, traceability and fool-proof security of real-time data using decentralised databases.

Agility, scalability, transparency and automation will be the watchwords for the new world. Blockchain, backed by aforementioned capabilities and companies backed by Blockchain are sure to thrive in the post-crisis world.

Blockchain professionals remain in high demand according to the top job search site LinkedIn's Emerging Jobs of 2020 report. Given the present scenario, Blockchain applications have been put to use by companies across Healthcare, BFSI, Supply Chain sectors. Subsequently, others might as well place it at the core of their operations. Hence, this is the time to prepare yourself to stay ahead and remain resilient in the post-crisis period with Blockchain expertise.

The Blockchain Program is designed to help professionals build Blockchain expertise and contribute to growth at their workplace.