Tech Mahindra is to work with local edutech firm Idealabs to develop blockchain talent within India

Tech Mahindra – the IT subsidiary of Mahindra Group – has teamed up with Idealabs to create an educational, strategic initiative to improve Blockchain skills for thousands of engineering students and technology experts across the country.

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As one of the fastest developing economies globally, India is actively looking to embrace emerging technologies.

Tech Mahindra aims to develop a strong Blockchain force

To equip aspiring technology professionals and students in India with blockchain skills, Tech Mahindra has partnered with Idealabs to launch a nationwide education initiative.

According to a report by Telangana Today, the two firms have curated professional certification courses on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The alliance suggests the firms will increase awareness and knowledge surrounding blockchain technology via online live classes and expert sessions by professionals from the tech industry. The initiative also assists deserving candidates with employment opportunities.

Through this cooperation, Tech Mahindra said:

“We want to equip engineering students with quality education and skills on the blockchain. The program also trains students and aspiring tech professionals to pursue career opportunities in the DLT space.”

Commenting on the development, Rajesh Dhuddu, blockchain & cybersecurity practice leader, Tech Mahindra, stated:

“Tech Mahindra has been at the forefront of evangelizing the adoption and growth of blockchain technology in India and globally. We believe an ‘industry-academia’ collaboration model will be a crucial enabler in pursuit of setting a global benchmark in developing cutting-edge blockchain technology solutions and platforms across industries.”

He added:

“This initiative is a step in this direction wherein we combine our best-in-breed thought leadership and innovation with the hands-on academic experience of Idealabs to hone the skillsets of our young tech talent and prepare them for exciting career opportunities in the blockchain space.”

The first of its kind program in India offers hands-on experience on the students’ real-world implementation of blockchain. Reportedly, the course comprises beginner to advanced level content, including industry interactions, expert sessions, industry challenges, innovation programs, and placement opportunities.

As one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, India is actively seeking to embrace emerging technologies. As reported by BTCManager in March, the Kerala-based technology startup announced plans to develop and deploy a DLT-based satellite in space in the first quarter of 2021.

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