PG Diploma in

Software Development & Blockchain

Fee: 2,25,000 (Inc. taxes) | 0% EMI Option

11 Months | Online

Start Date: 15th May, 2019 

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Avail up to ₹75,000 Scholarship

Industry Experts and Projects from:

Why this Blockchain course?

According to Don and Alex Tapscott, authors of the famous book - ‘Blockchain Revolution’, “The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value”. 

Worldwide spending on Blockchain is forecasted to grow rapidly over the next 3 years from <$1B to ~$10B by 2021. It is now an open secret that blockchain technology is evolving with each passing day, and with this evolution it is opening up vast career opportunities for people.

Post Graduate Diploma from IIIT Bangalore

PG Diploma from IIIT Bangalore

Alumni status from IIIT Bangalore

Access to on-campus facilities

Receive the prestigious PG Diploma from IIIT Bangalore. Become a part of the Blockchain community with Alumni status.

Why Blockchain?



increase in number of

blockchain  jobs


         Disruptive technologies such as Blockchain and the Internet of Things will have a profound impact on the way we live and work. They will require rapid adaptation in our workplaces.


There are

14 job openings per qualified blockchain developer

~Blockchain Beach

of India’s estimated 2 M software developers are equipped to work on blockchain platforms

~Times Of India



Why this Blockchain course?

Industry Relevant Skills

Learn the skill sets of a backend developer & a blockchain developer through this Blockchain course

Industry Projects

Develop hands-on experience through industry projects & action workshops!

Industry Mentorship

Experience 1:1 mentoring sessions with blockchain experts to know your potential career pathway



Receive custom feedback and grading by experts on your assignments and projects



Attend meet ups in 4 cities with industry experts; along with live sessions every month



Ask questions in doubt solving sessions or to your personal student mentor or in the discussion forum 

Learn from IIIT-Bangalore Faculty & Industry Experts

He has over 20 years of

experience and is working on

multiple projects creating use

cases for Blockchain

Jeevan Saini


He completed his MBA from SP Jain and has more than a decade of experience in finance, consultancy and innovative technologies like Blockchain.

Shebin Samuel

Blockchain Advisory and Presales

He has more than 6 years of

experience in the industry and has worked with multiple companies to determine innovative Blockchain solutions.

Sunil Sharma


He hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University and has over 28 years of experience in the software industry.

TK Shrikanth

Faculty-in-charge | Computing

Program Syllabus

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

projects, assignments and live sessions




Object-Oriented Programming

Welcome Module

Classes and Objects

Inheritance and Polymorphism

Arrays and Linked Lists

Tools Covered

3 Weeks  |  1 Assignment


Introduction to Algorithm Analysis + Recursion

Divide and Conquer

Dynamic Programming

Tools Covered

4 Weeks  |  1 Assignment




Stacks and Queues

Hash Tables

Trees and BST's


Graphs and Graph Algorithms

Tools Covered

Data Structures

6 Weeks   |   2 Assignment






Version Control

Agile Software Development

Unit Testing, TDD, and Refactoring

MVC Architecture

Databases and ORMs

Tools Covered

Software Engineering Frameworks and Server Side Development

7 Weeks   |   1 Assignment






Building an API Backend - I

Building an API Backend - II



Tools Covered

API Backend and Frontend Development

8 Weeks





Basics of Blockchain

Blockchain Features - I

Blockchain Features - II

Creating a Blockchain in JS

Smart Contract Development in Ethereum

Tools Covered

Fundamentals of Blockchain and Smart Contracts

6 Weeks

Hyperledger Fundamentals

Fabric Under the Hood

Hyperledger Composer

Tools Covered

Hyperledger-Fabric and Composer

7 Weeks

Capstone Project


3 Weeks

Programming Languages and Tools

Program Vitals

Program Fee

with 0% EMI option available

(Incl taxes)


Time Commitment

per week

10-14 hours

Course Duration

Starts May 2019

11 months

Blockchain Experts Speak

Curriculum is designed to give you the breadth of knowledge across this topic and depth in concepts that matter the most. Program’s Hands-On learning would be the real differentiator from the competition.

Sarang Bhoyar

Blockchain Leader

Leading Indian IT firm

In today's tech-driven fast-paced world hands-on skill development courses like the ones by UpGrad & IIIT Bangalore

on Blockchain certification are an absolute necessity.

Edul Patel

Co-Founder, Mudrex

Crypto trading exchange

upGrad's program for training Developers in Blockchain will definitely cater to the upcoming demand and will be a booster for professionals looking for growth in this area.

Shebin John Samuel

Managing Consultant


In slow and steady steps the program would train developers to garner enough knowledge on the subject to start working in real projects straight after finishing with the program.

Debajani Mohanty

Mentor, Kerala Blockchain Academy

Author, Blockchain From Concept to Execution

Student Testimonials

upGrad helped me to upskill with a great career transition and learn full stack development from the best of IIIT B faculties. The support provided by upGrad is excellent.

ChandraPrakash Tekam

IIIT-B Education redefined for learners. upGrad- New beginning with endless opportunities PGPSD- Transform yourself.

Spoorthi Madhavan

PGP in Software Development

Specialisation in Full Stack

PGP in Software Development

Specialisation in Full Stack

How do I join?

Call our Admissions Head to know more about this Blockchain course

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