Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20: Students who have successfully completed the Accelerated BlockChain Competency Development (ABCD) programme conducted by the Kerala State Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) have found interest from leading IT companies for recruitment.
Top IT companies that came forward for recruitment from the ABCD student pool include IBS, Faya Innovations, Uvionics Tech, Mozanta Technologies and Logidots Technologies.
Launched in July this year, ABCD programme is a K-DISC initiative for imparting training in blockchain technology, which has immense job potential in India and abroad.
The entrance examination for the next batch of the programme is scheduled on January 5, 2019. Students who perform well in the entrance test will get scholarship of up to 70 per cent fees. The last date of application is December 30.
More companies have shown interest in recruiting students who have completed the ABCD training programme.
A study by Indeed 2017 mentions that the Full Stack developer position had more job postings per 1 million total jobs and a higher year-over-year change in the number of postings from 2013 onwards.
The ABCD programme offers two-part certification, where the participants will obtain a Foundation Skills certificate in Full-stack and intermediate level skills in Blockchain technology.
The programme for Full-stack is of 124 hours duration, developed and delivered by ICT Academy of Kerala and is open for all graduates, engineering diploma holders and working professionals.
The second part of the programme- the Blockchain Associate, Developer and Architect programme- is developed and delivered by the Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA), an advanced R & D department within IIITMK.
The Blockchain Technology is poised to change how business and government transactions are done.
As a distributed, tamper proof ledger, it doesn’t just cut out intermediaries, reduce costs, and increase speed and reach. It also offers greater transparency and traceability for business and government processes. (UNI)