November 30, 2023

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Digital University in India Launches Online Blockchain Course for Start-ups

The Digital University of Kerala (DUK) has announced the launch of an online certified Blockchain start-up programme to help entrepreneurs sharpen their skills in cutting-edge digital technologies. The course will cover Blockchain basics and how the technology is applied over different business verticals, including government operations, banking, supply chains, real estate, environment, and healthcare.

DUK, India’s first digital university launched in February this year, will conduct the course in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) in Ahmedabad, and the Kerala Blockchain Academy. It is a 14-day virtual classroom training programme and aims to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to deal effectively with the issues, opportunities, and challenges concerning entrepreneurship. It also provides requisite information regarding the necessities for setting up start-ups in the Blockchain technology sector.

According to a report, the first batch is to be launched on 7 June with a limit of 35 participants applying on a first-come-first-serve basis. The course will be conducted online by EDII and the Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA) experts. It will seek enrolment from students, graduates, business professionals, and aspiring entrepreneurs, who wish to establish their start-ups or expand their existing businesses in the Blockchain sector.

Addressing the official launch, Dr Saji Gopinath, Vice-Chancellor, Digital University of Kerala, said that entrepreneurship can improve the quality of living, acting as the wheels of economic growth in the country. Blockchain has the potential to be a transformative technology. “It can groom the talents with technology and skills to create long-lasting entrepreneurs in the blockchain space.”

The programme also analyses the concept of understanding entrepreneurship, defining start-ups, developing own tech start-up ideas, building the right legal foundations, start-up marketing, branding, and fund-raising. The online instructor-led training is made accessible from anywhere in the world and delves into the various use cases of Blockchain, analysing real examples of how different industries are executing the technology and improving their businesses.

Dr Sunil Shukla, Director General of EDII, noted that Blockchain technology is at a nascent stage in India. Many industries are still unaware of it or do not understand its efficacy. However, it is a useful technology that can bring great value to banking and finance, healthcare, supply chains, and real estate. Hence, it is important to nurture entrepreneurship in the sector at this stage.

The trained entrepreneurs will have tech-related information along with the necessary entrepreneurial and management skills to set up their start-ups in the Blockchain domain. EDII and KBA, under the leadership of Digital University Kerala, are also planning to bring out more nuanced courses in Blockchain technology. Dr Asharaf S, Dean (Research & Development) of Digital University Kerala and Professor-in-charge of Kerala Blockchain Academy, stated that Blockchain has the ability to verify the attributes of a transaction and help in bootstrapping and operating a marketplace without the need for a traditional intermediary. Digital finance technologies, including Blockchain, have ensured growing opportunities for quality entrepreneurship training in the Blockchain domain, he added.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

Send this to a friend