Author: Jagdish Kumar, India
In order to utilize technology for governance and to build a Blockchain workforce, Kerala state has launched Accelerated Blockchain Competency Development (ABCD) programme.
The programme launched by the state will develop talent in Blockchain and related technologies.
The programme is being implemented by Kerala State Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) and is looking to develop the state into a national hub in the segment.
Speaking on this, K-DISC chairman K M Abraham said through this programme, we will train students in blockchain technology providing them with an early-mover advantage. The state could be positioned as the largest supplier of blockchain technologists.
BlockAsia.io has reported on 22 June 2018 that the state will be using Blockchain technology in the public distribution system (PDS).
The chairman said that K-DISC has set an ambitious target of producing 25,000 Blockchain technologists in three years and will provide a momentum towards the aim of making the state a national hub of talent in Blockchain and related technologies.
He also said that around 5,000 students could be trained in the first twelve months under the initiative.
Earlier, the K-DISC chairman highlighted that the state should strengthen its ability to export and create manpower if it wants to create a marked presence in the field.
It will be a three-module programme, which will be open for diploma holders, graduates and students with engineering and science backgrounds. Through online outreach, the programme has been extended to working professionals too, K-DISC said in a statement.
The state has announced its entrance test will be held this month and the classes will begin in August. Anyone interested in enrolling for the programme will have to visit abcd.kdisc.kerala.gov.in.
Blockchain is a decentralised public digital ledger used to record transactions across many computers. It ensures the record cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks and the collusion of the network.
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