IIT Kharagpur offers a free online course on blockchain technology; Apply here

The 12-week blockchain course offered by IIT Kharagpur will start on January 24, 2022. Interested candidates can however apply till January 31.

IIT Kharagpur Invites Applications for Free Online Blockchain Course

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur invites applications for its free online course on blockchain technology. The 12-week course will start on January 24, 2022. Interested applicants can however apply until January 31.

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Professors from IIT Kharagpur, Sandip Chakraborty and Shamik Sural, will facilitate the online course. Students can register for free, but if they want to get the certificate, they will have to register and take the proctored examination organized by IIT Kharagpur in person at any of the designated examination centers. Candidates must make a payment of Rs 1000 if they wish to sit for the exam, which is optional.

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The course will cover the basic design principles of Blockchain technology and its applications in different industries. In addition, the course also provides tutorials on setting up blockchain applications using one of the well-adopted permissionless blockchain platforms – Ethereum, and a permissioned blockchain platform – Hyperledger .

IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course: Dates


Important appointments

Start date

January 24, 2022

Registration deadline

January 31, 2022

Course end date

April 15, 2022

Exam date

April 23, 2022

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To be eligible for the certificate, candidates must have an average score greater than or equal to 10 out of 25 and the exam score must be at least 30 out of 75. If one of the two criteria is not met, students will not have to obtain the certificate even if their final mark is 40 out of 100.

The certificates will bear the names of the candidates, their photograph and their final exam score. They will only receive an electronic copy of the certificate. It will bear the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be verifiable online at nptel.ac.in/noc.

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