The parallel economy created by the rise of cryptocurrencies and people investing in it in India has forced GoI to step towards digitization and introduce its own RBI-backed digital rupee - CBDC.
Experts view that an introduction of digital currency will have a larger impact on the financial ecosystem, promote grassroot level financial inclusion, and mitigate risks of volatility existing in other digital currencies in the country. It has the potential to support international commerce and modernize the banking sector apart from creating a cashless economy.
Despite the crypto industry being a decade old, the mainstream visibility of talent is still in the nascent stage in India. Even the demand for cryptocurrency underlying technology - Blockchain has witnessed a 50% hike in its job openings since the previous year with over 12,000 vacancies. An experienced professional can easily command upto INR 80 Lakhs annually in the crypto space.
The Advanced Programme in Digital Money and Decentralized Finance aims to bridge this demand-supply talent gap and build a league of experts through this 6-month structured programme. .
One-of-a-kind programme by IIM Calcutta that can authenticate your learning and help you secure a promising position in organisations operating in the space of digital money, crypto and DeFi that have high entry barriers to new entrants.
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The programme enables you to
You will learn from an eminent IIM Calcutta faculty group and Industry experts led by the Program Directors. visit here
You are eligible if you hold a Bachelor/Master’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks and a minimum of 3 years of experience.
Note: Early career professionals may apply by submitting an SOP (Statement of Purpose) for consideration.
The programme will be delivered in an interactive online format, retaining effectiveness while maintaining safety. The format uniquely combines the benefits of an in-class programme with the flexibility and safety of online learning.
Your peer group will be BFSI professionals, professionals mainly working in FinTech, Crypto space and other aspirants actively looking for a career transition into Digital Money, Crypto Banking, Crypto Assets, Decentralized Finance, and Blockchain.
This is an expertise-building programme for experienced professionals. You will obtain a certification from IIM Calcutta, a globally recognized B-School in India.
A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the program. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IIM Calcutta.
Yes, participants of this programme get an Executive Alumni status of IIM Calcutta, one of the top-ranked B-Schools in Asia.
The programme format with LIVE Interactive Sessions, Case Studies, Assignments, and Capstone Projects enables a conducive environment to network with your peers in the cohort. Most participants can continue to network even after the cohort by using the alumni portal.
As an Institution of National Importance, IIM Calcutta enjoys autonomous status under the MHRD. This program is a fully approved certificate program offered through IIM Calcutta's Executive Education.
All participants are required to execute, before the start of the program, an agreement that consists of the standard programme Terms and Conditions. It has the following components:
Candidates will be selected based on the details of education, work experience, and a statement of purpose submitted along with the application.
A Relationship Manager will be assigned to the applicant, who will gather all the necessary information and represent his/her candidature to the selection committee for review. The profiles will be sent to IIM Calcutta for selection.
In case the applicant is an early-career professional, he/she may apply by submitting a ‘Statement Of Purpose’ for consideration.
Join in these easy steps:
Module 1: Digital Economy: The New Normal
Module 2: Digital Money, Distributed Ledger & Blockchain
Module 3: Cryptocurrency & Cryptonomics
Module 4: Emerging role of Crypto in Banking
Module 5: Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
Module 6: Decentralized Finance
Module 7: Regulations and Risk Management
The programme starts in September 2022.
It's a 6 months programme comprising of
The programme will be delivered through faculty-led interactive live sessions on TalentSprint’s ipearl.ai. These online sessions will be held at a schedule convenient for working professionals. Participants will be able to interact with the faculty through video, audio, and chat. They will also be able to chat with fellow participants of the programme during online sessions.
As per the programme norms, participants have to maintain at least 75% of attendance during the programme. Going by the curriculum, it is recommended that participants maintain attendance for enriched learning. In the event of unavoidable circumstances, if any, one can access the recorded lectures on our platform to cover up for the missed sessions.
The programme includes continuous formative and summative assessments. The final scores will be determined based on the sum of scores of various assessments.
Yes, participants are required to have their laptops.
Reading material (pre/post session) will be shared regularly through the Online Learning Management System. The access will be available for 1 year from the date of the commencement of the programme
A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the programme. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IIM Calcutta.
Yes, flexible EMI options are available that enable you to pay the programme fee in installments. Please reach out to your RM to know about the details of the schemes available.
For scholarship-related details please visit here. You can also reach out to your RM for more details.
No, the application fee is non-refundable.
No. The programme fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
Professionals have multiple options for funding.
Three key reasons why professionals opt for it:
We have also observed that the commitment levels were higher among self-funding participants.
iPearl.ai (Interactive Platform for Experiential and Remote Learning) is created by TalentSprint’s engineering team led by our Chief Technology Officer, an IIT Kanpur alumni. The platform integrates best-in-class open source technologies and SaaS services and perfected them over the last seven years.
When this platform was built, we intended to offer it to our partners and customers for digital learning and delivery. Since 2013, the platform has been extensively used by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur, IIIT Hyderabad and IIT Hyderabad, and many more of our customers and partners. To date, more than 300,000 students have used this platform, which is reputed for user experience, quality, and scale.
This feature-rich platform has become so popular that some of our partners are now using it for their academic needs.
The tried and tested direct-to-device platform enables 24 x 7 learning for its users. Some key benefits of the platform are:
A comparative study of iPearl.ai against Canvas, Impartus, Moodle, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom was conducted. Features in the following categories were compared:
Do not worry. In case you miss a session, you will be given access to view the recorded version of the session soon.
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was established as the first national institute for Post Graduate Studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961, in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation, and the Indian Industry. Over the years, IIM Calcutta has grown into a mature institution with a global reputation, imparting high-quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level Programmes, Executive Training Programmes, and Research and Consulting Activities. For more information, please visit IIM Calcutta website.
Established in 2010, TalentSprint is a part of the NSE group and a global edtech company that brings transformational high-end and deep-tech learning programs to young and experienced professionals. The company’s digital learning platform ipearl.ai offers a hybrid onsite/online experience to seekers of deep technology expertise. TalentSprint partners with top academic institutions and global corporations to create and deliver world-class programs, certifications, and outcomes. Its programs have consistently seen a high engagement rate and customer delight. It is a leading Innovation Partner for the National Skill Development Corporation, an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. A recipient of various prestigious accolades, TalentSprint was recently honoured with the Indian Achievers Award 2022, constituted by the Indian Achievers Forum for its excellence in building deeptech talent in India. For more information about TalentSprint, visit our website.