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Kerala Digital University to offer online blockchain course

Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 2021: India’s first digital University, the  Digital University of Kerala (DUK) has announced the launch of an online “Certified Blockchain Startup Programme” that  will help entrepreneurs and startups in sharpening their skills in cutting-edge digital technologies.
DUK, will conduct this course in collaboration with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad and Kerala Blockchain Academy.
The Programme, is the first roll-out of DUK Prajna - an online platform for easy and flexible learning of newer cutting-edge technologies that will provide blockchain basics and how the technology is applied over different business verticals, including government, banking, supply chains, real estate, environment and health.
The 14-day virtual classroom training programme aims to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills and attitude to grasp and deal effectively with the issues, opportunities and challenges concerning entrepreneurship. It also provides requisite information regarding the key necessities for setting up startups in the blockchain technology sector. This will help individuals across the globe to demonstrate their expertise in entrepreneurship and realise their dream of setting up business opportunities in blockchain.
The first batch is to be launched on June 7 with a limit of 35 participants filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The course, which is to be conducted online by experts of EDII and the Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA), will seek enrolment from students, graduates, business professionals, and aspiring entrepreneurs, who wish to establish their startups or expand their existing businesses in the blockchain sector.
Dr Saji Gopinath, Vice-Chancellor, Digital University of Kerala, said entrepreneurship can improve the quality of living acting as the wheels of economic growth of the country.  “Blockchain has the potential to act as a transformative technology. It can groom the talents with technology and skills to create long-lasting entrepreneurs in the blockchain space.”