EMURGO Academy, the education arm of EMURGO, has signed a MoU with Bangalore-based REVA University through the EMURGO Academy Ignitive Labs to train students in the Blockchain courses. This collaboration will help over 15,000 students of REVA University who are in different departments.
The demand for blockchain talent has increased by 400% over the past year. In fact, the demand has exceeded the talent supply, making blockchain one of the hottest technology skillsets in demand in 2019. With India witnessing enormous socio-economic development, many sectors today are hiring Blockchain specialists, particularly at Developers and Architects-level jobs. In the past few years, blockchain has emerged as one of the most preferred technologies to be learned.
Speaking on the collaboration, E Venkatesan, CEO, EMURGO Academy said, “We are glad to have associated with REVA University for our EMURGO Academy Ignitive Labs. At EMURGO Academy, we follow a blended learning approach that includes a combination of classroom sessions, online teaching, e-learning and recorded sessions. This approach helps students understand the curriculum faster and effortlessly. Our training sessions, discussion forums with the leading CXOs and Thought Leaders from the industry will open new avenues for the students and help them decide their future career in the blockchain sector.”
Through this collaboration, EMURGO Academy will train the students in blockchain technology with internationally aligned curriculum specially drafted by the SMEs (subject matter experts) and will provide opportunities to work on live projects, offer R&D advantage, access to employers across the globe, exposure to international forums, internship with EMURGO and other companies and a junior fellowship program.
Highlighting the importance of this association, Dr. S. Y. Kulkarni, Vice-Chancellor, REVA University said, “In this age of advanced technology, it is important for the students to stay abreast with every new trending technology. With several state governments investing to implement blockchain in their governance systems and the Central Government deciding to improve and support this technology, we can predict the gigantic success and the growth in ensuring data security. It is our responsibility to make our students future ready and we are sure that EMURGO Academy Ignitive Labs will help us fulfil our dream of creating the best talent pool in blockchain technology in India.”