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    Key Highlights

    Designed for Working Professionals
    Designed for Working Professionals
    250+ Hours of Learning
    250+ Hours of Learning
    No Cost EMI Options available
    No Cost EMI Options available
    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
    IIIT Bangalore Alumni Status
    IIIT Bangalore Alumni Status
    Showcase your expertise and skills to potential employers using an e-portfolio
    Showcase your expertise and skills to potential employers using an e-portfolio
    Get expert advice on how to craft your stellar GitHub profile
    Get expert advice on how to craft your stellar GitHub profile
    Interview Preparation
    Interview Preparation
    Exclusive Job Opportunities Portal
    Exclusive Job Opportunities Portal
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    Just-in-Time Interviews
    Just-in-Time Interviews
    Personalised Industry Sessions in small groups
    Personalised Industry Sessions in small groups
    High performance coaching (1:1)
    High performance coaching (1:1)

    Bachelor’s Degree with 50% or equivalent passing marks. No coding experience required.

    "Blockchain is the tech. Bitcoin is merely the first mainstream manifestation of its potential." - Marc Kenigsberg



    Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects

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    Top Skills You Will Learn

    Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, Distributed Application Develoview more

    Job Opportunities

    Blockchain Developer, Ethereum Developer, Node Js Blockchainview more

    Who Is This Programme For?

    Software Developers, IT Professionals, Engineers, Analysts, view more

    Programme Prerequisites

    Bachelor’s Degree with 50% or equivalent passing marks. Handview more

    Programming Languages and Tools Covered

    Advanced Certificate

    Microsoft Azure Certification

    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
    Complete all the courses successfully to obtain this prestigious recognition from IIIT Bangalore.It is India's #1 Technical University (Private) as per the survey of India Today, 2021.
    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
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    • Build a strong network for life with opportunities to connect to Blockchain Industry experts & your experienced fellow learners
    • Gain theoretical knowledge & practical understanding with this cutting-edge curriculum
    • Learn multiple tools & languages to stand apart to gain a foothold in the Blockchain industry

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    Learn on an AI-powered & personalised platform with best-in-class content, live sessions & mentoring from leading industry experts.
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    Instructors and Experts

    Learn from India’s leading Blockchain faculty and industry leaders

    Placement Support

    upGrad Elevate: Virtual Hiring Drive with 300+ Hiring Partners

    Access to Job Opportunities Portal with 100+ openings at any time

    High Performance Coaching (1:1) for tracking career goals & interview prep

    Profile Building Workshops & 1:1 Resume Review Sessions

    3 months Career Support provided post Programme Completion

    Company Specific Support with pool of resources per company & access to experts & alumni for interview preparation


    Best in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions
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    Hours of Learning
    Tools and Softwares


    3 Weeks
    • Javascript
    • Internet & Networking Basics(Optional)

    Blockchain: Basics and Applications

    8 Weeks
    • Node Fundamentals
    • Blockchain Basics
    • Blockchain Features
    • Ethereum Fundamentals
    • Smart Contract Development in Ethereum
    • DApp Development in Ethereum
    • Assignment/Project (dApp for Bank KYC System)

    Building a Distributed Application on Hyperledger Fabric

    7 Weeks
    • Hyperledger Fundamentals
    • Fabric Network Setup
    • Chaincode Development
    • Application Development on Hyperledger Fabric
    • Assignment/Project (Property Registration System)

    Architecting Blockchain Applications

    7 Weeks
    • UPSTAC Covid App Architecting and Deployment
    • Architecting a DeFi application
    • Other Blockchain Frameworks and their Use Cases
    • Assignment/Project (Vehicle Collateralized Loans)

    Capstone Project

    4 Weeks
    • Capstone Project

    Industry Projects

    Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries


    “upGrad reserves the right to modify, amend or change the structure of module delivery & the curriculum, after due consensus with the University partner.”

    Benefits with upGrad

    Strong hand-holding with dedicated support to help you master Blockchain.

    Job Opportunities

    Job Opportunities
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    • upGrad Elevate: Virtual hiring drive giving you the opportunity to interview with upGrad's 300+ hiring partners
    • Job Opportunities Portal: Gain exclusive access to upGrad's Job Opportunities portal which has 100+ openings from upGrad's hiring partners at any given time

    Learning Support

    Learning Support
    Industry Expert Guidance
    • Interactive Live Sessions with leading industry experts covering curriculum + advanced topics
    • Personalised Industry Session in small groups (of 10-12) with industry experts to augment program curriculum with customized industry based learning.
    Student Support
    • We have a dedicated/ Student Support Team for handling your queries via email or callback requests.
    • You can write to us via Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform.

    Career Assistance

    Career Assistance
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    • Obtain specific, AI powered inputs on your resume and Linkedin structure along with content on real time basis
    Interview Preparation
    • Get access to Industry Experts and discuss any queries before your interview
    • Career bootcamps to refresh your technical concepts and improve your soft skills
    High performance coaching (1:1)
    • Get a dedicated career coach after the program to help track your career goals, coach you on your profiles, and support you during your career transition journey.

    Practical Learning and Networking

    Practical Learning and Networking
    Networking & Learning Experience
    • Live Discussion forum for peer to peer doubt resolution monitored by technical experts
    • Peer to peer networking opportunities with a alumni pool of 10000+
    • Lab walkthroughs of industry-driven projects
    • Weekly real-time doubt clearing sessions
    Hands-on Projects
    • 4 projects/ assignments

    Programme Fee - Indian Residents

    ₹ NaN (incl. taxes)*

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    *Starting at Rs. 3,037/month*. No cost EMI options available.
    The credit facility is provided by a third party credit facility provider and any arrangement with such third party is outside upGrad's purview.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    About the Programme

    Who is this programme for?

    The programme has been specifically designed to cater to the needs of learners across job roles and industries. The programme would be particularly helpful for the career growth of the following audience:

    • Fresh graduates from college
    • Currently working in IT service roles like Testing, Maintenance, Support
    • Existing software developers working in the IT/Tech industry
    • Current Project Leads and Managers in IT/Tech Companies

    What should I expect from this programme?

    Advanced Certificate Programme IIITB: Upon successful completion of the programme, you earn a reputed Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore. In addition, you will also receive a programme GPA and official transcript from IIIT Bangalore.

    Learn from the best in academia and industry: Learn about the core Blockchain concepts from leading IIIT Bangalore faculty and the application from industry experts

    Acquire a digital and product-oriented mindset: An optimal mix of theoretical concepts, hands-on practice, industry interaction, and programming assignments will help learners think end-to-end about software development

    How is this programme different from other Blockchain programs?

    This is a comprehensive, 7.5-month, first-of-its-kind online Advanced Certificate Programme in Blockchain. The programme content has been designed in close collaboration with leading IIIT Bangalore faculty and inputs from over 20 industry experts. The key USPs of the programme are:

    • Prestigious Advanced Certificate: This will enhance your overall profile by adding to your academic credentials and giving you an added edge over others in the industry
    • Extensive hands-on experience: Special emphasis on building programming skills through practice. 1:4 ratio of theoretical sessions and programming practice. You will get to work on the latest blockchain tools and practices being used in top tech companies.
    • Industry exposure: The programme content is structured to ensure maximum industry relevance. The various aspects of the programme where we partner closely with the industry are:
    • Projects: Work on software projects created with feedback from top tech companies. Get guidance and reviews from industry experts on the quality of your project during the programme to improve the quality of your code.
    • Career Services: To help you in your career transition journey, there would be a one-on-one mentorship session with a Senior Blockchain Developer and CV prep sessions with a variety of experts to help you make the next big jump in your career

    What is the weekly time commitment expected from me?

    The programme schedule is designed to ensure that you can successfully study and practice the course alongside your job. Devoting 10-15 hours/week is adequate enough to graduate from the programme. However, the more time you devote, the greater will be the learning from the programme and the potential impact on your career.

    Where will I get to practice programming for this course?

    Once you are enrolled in the programme, you shall receive a link to download an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) in your device. IDEs are used for providing comprehensive facilities to computer programmers and blockchain developers for code editing and debugger. The IDE shall be used for the duration of the programme to help you practice your programming and to solve assignments.

    Even if you have an IDE previously installed in your computer, we suggest you download the IDE provided by us so as to coordinate better with other learners on group assignments.

    How will my doubts/questions be resolved in an online programme?

    There is a 4-tiered structure in place for addressing any doubts that might arise during the duration of the course:
    • Dedicated team of Teaching Associates (TAs) to help you with your academic doubts
    • Private group chat, wherein you and your team members will help each other work through the study material and assignments, monitored by a teaching assistant
    • Batch-wide discussion forum, wherein other students respond to your doubts

    What is the Capstone Project?

    The capstone project (at the end of the programme) encapsulates the concepts of the entire programme and gives you a chance to apply the learnings in an industry relevant project, which also helps build a project portfolio.

    Admission Process and Eligibility

    Can I still apply for the programme if I have scored less than 50% in my undergraduate degree?

    Being an academic programme, IIIT Bangalore requires a minimum of 50% marks in the UG degree to apply for the programme. Candidates who scored lower than 50% marks in their UG degree but have higher than 50% marks in a PG qualification (e.g. Postgraduate Diploma, Master's Degree, etc.) will be eligible to apply.

    Can I apply for the programme if I am in my last year of an undergraduate degree?

    No, you should be a graduate with at least 50% marks in your UG degree.

    What is the admission process for the programme?

    The admissions process is completely online and is customised as per your educational and professional profile. Following are the key steps in the application process:

    Selection Test

    Fill out an application and take a short 20-minute online test with questions

    Review and Shortlisting of Suitable Candidates

    Our faculty will review all applications, consider the educational and professional background of an applicant and review the test scores wherever applicable. Following this, offer letters will be rolled out so you are assured a great peer group to learn and network with.

    Enrollment for Access  to Prep Content

    Make a quick block payment & receive immediate access to the prep content and begin your upGrad journey. (Loan assistance available if required)

    Will I be required to submit any documents for the admission?

    Yes. You will be required to submit the following documents to IIIT Bangalore (prior to the programme start date):

    • A self-attested copy of your undergraduate transcript/degree clearly mentioning your GPA/Grades
    • Proof of marks in competitive exams (GRE, CAT, GMAT) if the information is shared in your application form
    • Please note, you will only receive the final admissions offer on submitting these documents.

    What is the payment schedule and how much do I have to pay to block my seat in the programme?

    In order to block your seat in the programme, you need to pay caution money of ₹15,000 within 3 days of receiving the provisional admission offer. Failure to do so in this time frame would result in cancellation of the admission offer.

    • You need to pay the remaining fees within 15 days of the caution money payment date or the programme start date (whichever is earlier)
    • We have a provision of 0% interest loans and other long-term interest loans to help finance the fees
    • Failure to pay the programme fees within the stipulated timelines would result in the candidate losing their seat

    Career Assistance

    Will there be any support for the interviews?

    upGrad will help candidates in every stage of the interview preparation with the following processes:

    • Career webinars will be made available to learners, and learners will have to complete them to gain more insights into the recruitment industry.
    • A resume review service will be provided before the programme gets over

    Refund Policy/Financials

    Is there any deferral or refund policy for this Programme?

    Refund Policy: (Programmes without prep-session component)

    • Student must pay applicable caution money for the enrollment of the course. This will be adjustable against the total course fee payable by the student.
    • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. You can request your Admissions Counselor to help you in applying and withdrawing for a refund by sending them an email with reasons listed. There shall be no refund applicable once the programme has started. This is applicable even for those students who could not complete their payment, and could not be enrolled in the batch opted for. However, the student can avail pre-deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
    • Once the student pays block amount, "any" refund shall be subject to deduction of ₹10,000 processing charges.
    • Student has to pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of caution money or cohort start date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded and processing fee of ₹10,000 will be levied.
    • Refund shall be processed to an eligible student within 30 working days from the date of receipt of written application from him/her in this regard.

    Deferral Policy: (Post Programme Commencement)

    • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
    • A student can request for deferral only once and from the start date of the initial batch in which the student was originally enrolled for.
    • The student will be required to pay a deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential programme fees between the two cohorts.
    • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
    • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
    • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
    • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student's login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress until that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether or not the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
    • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the "last grace deadline" as communicated by upGrad.

    Deferral Policy: (Pre Programme Commencement)

    • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances, is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another cohort.
    • To do so, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total Programme fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
    • A student can request for deferral to any of the cohorts starting in the next 3 months from the start date of the initial batch in which the student was originally enrolled for. For the first deferral request, subject to point no. 2 of the Pre-Programme Deferral Policy, no additional charges shall be levied.
    • If a student wants to defer his enrolment a second time, such student will have to make an additional payment of Rs.10,000 as Deferral fee, and this amount shall be non-refundable under any circumstances. Once this payment is done, students will be eligible to defer to any of the cohort starting in the next 3 months from the current cohort.
    • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the balance 50% Programme fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and if such a student wants to withdraw his or her enrolment from the said Programme, the refund policy will be applicable.
    • The student shall be liable to pay the differential Programme fees between the two cohorts if any.

    No Cost Credit Card EMI FAQ's

    0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

    1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank and State Bank of India)

    2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
    Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

    3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
    No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

    4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
    If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

    5. Are there any fees or down payment?
    Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

    6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
    Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

    7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
    Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

    8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
    Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
    HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
    ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

    9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

    10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
    Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

    11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
    Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

    Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
    Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
    [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
    EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
    Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

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