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
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This project includes creating a system where a number of banks can come together in a network for approving the KYC of a customer. Usually in regular systems, when a customer gets his/her KYC done at a bank, it is not reflected in the other banks which leads to multiple KYC requests at multiple banks. To solve this problem and to bring transparency to the overall banking system, learners will build a system that provides KYC for a customer on the Ethereum blockchain network. Learners will be building smart contracts based on the conditions given in the problem statement.
This module will be focused on creating a project on the land or property registration system. There will be three major functions that the project will include: User registration, property registration and property transfer to a different user. Learners will be writing chaincode on the Hyperledger network to achieve these major functionalities. The aim is to create a decentralised network so that there are lesser dependencies on a central authority.
The aim of this project is to create a space for doctors, patients, hospitals and insurance companies to view and access the medical test results and manage it on a decentralized platform. The project will include: <br>- Designing an end-to-end application and designing the Fabric network for the different actors of the project.<br>- Learning how to deploy the entire application on a cloud platform.
This case study is based on a decentralized lending and borrowing system. DeFi is huge in the banking sector as it aims to remove the middleman in the banking transactions and create complete transparency. Majority DeFi applications run on networks like Ethereum. The students will be creating smart contracts for implementing key features of lending and borrowing and deploying it on a test network. Students will also understand how to measure the performance of the application.
In this project, learners will not be coding but designing an entire application. Learners will try to design a solution that will build a system where the lenders and the debtors can come together on a single platform to increase transparency and traceability. Students will be creating a detailed presentation that will include all the required points after doing a thorough research on the problem statement. The presentation will be presented in front of a panel for evaluation.
Supply chain is the entire process of the journey of a product from the manufacturer to the customer. This process currently is very opaque. To overcome this limitation, the entire supply chain can be built on the blockchain network. In this project, the learners will try to build an end-to-end application of the entire supply chain on the blockchain network. As this project will be on Hyperledger, learners will be writing chaincode and the frontend of the application as well.
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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:
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
No, you should be a graduate with at least 50% marks in your UG degree.
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:
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)
Yes. You will be required to submit the following documents to IIIT Bangalore (prior to the programme start date):
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.
upGrad will help candidates in every stage of the interview preparation with the following processes:
Refund Policy: (Programmes without prep-session component)
Deferral Policy: (Post Programme Commencement)
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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, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank)
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