Tech Mahindra Developing India’s Blockchain Education with Idealabs Partnership

Brian Njuguna  Jun 03, 2020 09:30  UTC 01:30

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Tech Mahindra, an Indian multinational IT company, has inked a partnership with Idealabs, an education technology firm, to boost Indian students and aspiring tech professionals with notable blockchain skillsets. Through the strategic collaboration, curated blockchain professional certification courses will be offered made up of live online classes and expert sessions by gurus in the industry.

Knowledgebase expansion

Blockchain technology has emerged to be one of the sort after skillset across distinctive industries. These companies have realized the void in this sector, making them devise ways of presenting high-quality blockchain education for technology students as they start their engineering journey. 

According to the announcement, “There is a huge demand for Blockchain talent as the scope for the technology is very wide, touching a variety of sectors like finance, healthcare, manufacturing, education, retail and telecom. Many Indian multinationals and start-ups are strengthening their blockchain practices to meet the requirements of their customers.”

The program will be instrumental in enabling engineering students to pursue a career journey in the blockchain arena as they are equipped with hands-on experience necessitated to scale the heights in this field. For instance, the course is equipped with content from beginner to advanced level. Moreover, it comprises placement opportunities, innovation programs, expert sessions, and industry challenges.

Intertwining education and industry

According to Pankaj Diwan, Idealabs CEO and founder, “Idealabs and Tech Mahindra Co-certification program is testimony of blurring the demarcation between education and industry.”

The launch event was made up of at least 800 attendees, including government officials, senior technology professionals, and academicians.

Rajesh Dhuddu, a blockchain & cybersecurity practice leader at Tech Mahindra, noted, “We believe an ‘industry-academia’ collaboration model will be a key enabler in pursuit of setting a global benchmark in developing cutting-edge blockchain technology solutions and platforms across industries.”

Recently, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) deployed blockchain, robotics, and 3D printing technologies to straighten the coronavirus (COVID) curve.


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