Algorand Foundation launches Developer Training platform with NASSCOM

Algorand Foundation launches Developer Training platform with NASSCOMAlgorand Foundation launches Developer Training platform with NASSCOM; Surpasses 50 Algorand Blockchain Club Milestone at University Campuses across India

28th May 2024: AlgoBharat, Algorand Foundation’s India-focused initiative, today announced two significant milestones in supporting India’s growing population of Web 3.0 developers, surpassing the 50-university mark for Algorand Blockchain Clubs and officially launching the first layer one blockchain protocol backed Application Developer Course on NASSCOM’s FutureSkills Prime platform.

NASSCOM’s FutureSkills Prime, a joint initiative of India’s IT Industry and the Government of India, aims to enhance digital skills across India and position the country as a leader in global innovation and growth. As the first blockchain platform to partner with NASSCOM, Algorand is creating original developer training content aligned with the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), enabling India’s young developers to acquire in-demand skills that NASSCOM has identified as being highly valued by employers.

Additionally, the Foundation has invested heavily over the past 18 months in its University engagements, providing educational content and hands-on activities to support the learning journey of India’s computer science and engineering students.  AlgoBharat announced its third Faculty Development Programme in India to be led by its technical lead, Dr. Nikhil Varma, from June 13-15, 2024, at BMS College of Engineering in Bengaluru.  The Foundation also proudly announces that it has surpassed the mark of fifty Algorand Blockchain Clubs (ABCs) established at campuses across India.

Supported through webinars as well as travel opportunities to domestic and international events for workshops with world-leading Web 3 entrepreneurs and developers, the Club leads have spearheaded activities on campuses that cultivate a community of innovation and collaboration.  Nearly 30 ABC leads travelled to Delhi in December 2023 to participate in the inaugural Algorand Impact Summit.

Anil Kakani, VP and India Country head at Algorand Foundation said: “Investing in India’s young developers – who represent our country’s future – is the most exciting part of our work. It’s inspiring to see students starting blockchain clubs across the nation and learning to build on the Algorand blockchain platform, which uniquely caters to scalable solutions that will help drive us to a more inclusive economy.  Our partnership with NASSCOM’s FutureSkills Prime platform is a strong testament to our commitment to India’s digital future”

At its marquee Impact Summit in December of 2023, Algorand announced a series of partnerships with key institutions and organisations, including T-Hub, TiE Bangalore, NASSCOM, SEWA, and Mann Deshi, with the central themes of using blockchain technology to help create a more inclusive economy through access to employment opportunity and greater financial inclusion.

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