IIT Kharagpur Offers Free Online Blockchain Course Anyone Can Apply

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is offering a free 12-week online course on blockchain technology and its application. The AICTE-approved course will provide an introduction to the basic design principle of blockchain technology across industries. Professor Shamik Sural and Professor Sandip Chakraborty will lead this online course. Interested candidates can register for the program on the NPTEL portal before the last date for applications, January 31, 2022.

Although registration for the online course is free, students wishing to earn a certificate will be required to pass a proctored exam. Students will be required to appear in person for the exam at one of the designated exam centers. The exam is optional at a fee of Rs 1,000. Candidates will be required to pay the exam fee at the time of course registration

In order to obtain the course certificate, candidates must obtain at least 10 average points out of 25. In addition, they must also obtain at least 30 points out of 75 in the proctored certification exam. If any of these criteria are not met, candidates will not obtain the certificate even if the final mark is 40 out of 100 points.

Applicants will only receive an electronic copy of their certificate which can be verified at nptel.ac.in.

Important appointments

End of registration – January 31

Start date – January 24

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End of course – April 15

Exam Date – April 23

To take this online course on blockchain technology, knowledge of computer networks, operating systems, cryptography and network security is a prerequisite. The course has been designed to serve as an introduction to blockchain and aims to serve undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as industry associates.

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