Faculty Development Program organized by EMURGO Academy on Blockchain Technology

Bengaluru, July 26, 2019: EMURGO Academy, an education arm of EMURGO conducted a Faculty Development Program at M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore to train the faculty for one day in FDP on cybersecurity and blockchain. This one day program witnessed the participation of faculty members from 60 different colleges across Karnataka which are affiliated under VTU. Usage of blockchain in cybersecurity, its implementation and importance along with different case studies were discussed in the program.

Blockchain is gradually emerging as a viable technology when it comes to safeguarding business data and other entities from cyber-attacks. This new technology is enabled to protect all types of data exchange which is a crucial part of daily activities. Therefore, the demand for this technology has been increasing owing to its industry-agnostic nature. This has also resulted in the rise in demand for blockchain-related jobs, which is the second most popular in the technology industry.

Talking about the FDP initiative, Mr. E Venkatesan, CEO, EMURGO Academy said, “To bring in awareness about blockchain technology among the students, it is important for the faculty members to get trained first. The college faculty teams can introduce blockchain to the students and train them about the importance of using these new-age technology courses. In this era of competition, it is always beneficial for students to have an additional skillset like Blockchain Technology and be job-ready.”

Commenting on organizing faculty development program on cybersecurity, Dr. Monica R Mundada, Professor, CSE, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology said, “Today, new-age technologies like AI, IoT, machine learning, blockchain are gaining significance and it is important for every education institution today to introduce these technologies as part of the curriculum.  This initiative by EMURGO Academy will help us meet the demands of the Indian job industry and train our students to work with different technologies.”

Highlighting on the importance of training in blockchain courses Dr. Mydhili Nair, Professor,ISE, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology said “This emerging technology will bring in a lot of changes in the cybersecurity space. Therefore the job opportunities in India will be massive”.

Commending about such initiatives, Dr.Manish Kumar, Professor, MCA, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology said “These kinds of programs will enhance the knowledge of the faculty which in turn will benefit the students in learning evolving technologies”.

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