Blockchain program of National Training Institute in India

The Indian government, through the Ministry of Power is providing blockchain training in various cities across India. People will be taught about blockchain technology, where it is applied, smart contracts, ETH, cryptocurrencies, BTC, as well as mining.

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The Indian government’s National Power Training Institute

The department has arranged a program called Blockchain Technology online, and it will hold at several NPTI locations. Three of them were scheduled. One will be on 6-10 January in Nangal, followed by 17-21 February in New Delhi, and then on March 16-20 in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh.

The NPTI is a national apex body for training and human resources development under the Indian Government Ministry. Across the country, there are currently nine locations – in Faridabad, New Delhi, Nangal, Neyveli, Durgapur, Guwahati, Nagpur, and two in Bengaluru. Two more sites are being established in Alappuzha and Shivpuriand, which will soon be operational.

Everyone can sign up for the program for free and up to fifty people are allowed per course. The program is for graduate students, faculty, and Ph.D researchers of educational institutions affiliated with AICTE. The program will be organized over five days and include fourteen sessions, a lab, practical experiments, as well as open discussion.

The five-day program includes 14 sessions, a lab, practice experiments and open discussion. Among the topics that attendees will explore are blockchain, use cases, smart contracts, ledgers, Ethereum frameworks, concepts and applications of cryptocurrencies, integration of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, Bitcoin and mining.

The Department of Energy is where Subhash Chandra Garg was appointed after he left the Ministry of Economy. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reshared his cabinet shortly after Garg’s inter-ministerial committee submitted a bill to ban the classification of cryptocurrencies, except for state-issued items. Garg resigned from the Ministry of Electricity.

According to the list of programs on the AICTE website, there are many other courses related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain held by various educational institutions across India. For example, Puducherry of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), is hosting a five-day national conference from December 27 to 31 on Blockchain Application Development using Hyperledger and Ethereum.

Other educational institutions offering blockchain programs include JNT University, Visvesvaraya University of Technology, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology and Bangalore University. In Kerala state, several research institutes also provide blockchain-related programs, including Government Technical University, Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology and Cochin University of Science and Technology. Kerala from Shri Information Technology Minister. M Sivasankar recently said the state plans to produce 20,000 blockchain experts in the next two years.

What is the National Power Training Institute?

National Power Training Institute (NPTI), an ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 organization, is a national Apex organization in India to train and develop human resources in the electricity industry with specific technical interface of sector and is the only organization of its kind in India for the core energy sector and the allied energy industry outside the Petroleum and Energy Research University, Dehradun. It is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Power, Government of India and meets the training needs of power industry in India and abroad. NPTI corporate office in Faridabad, Haryana. NPTI operates on an India-wide basis through units in different parts of the country.

Central Power and Water Commission established institutes to train thermal power plant personnel in 1965-1975 at Neyveli (1965), Durgapur (1968), Badarpur, Delhi (1974) and Nagpur (1975) for training. Engineers of thermal power plants are being set up in the country during that time. It also established the Electrical System Training Institute (PSTI) in 1972 and the Hotline Training Center (HLTC) in 1974 in Bangalore.

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