The Indian Express has reported that India is about to have its second blockchain academy - this time in the state of Kerala. The academy is the result of a collaborative effort between the Blockchain Education Network (BEN) and the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala (IITM). The plans were announced by IIITM Karala Director, Dr. Rajasree M S at a recent Thiruvananthapuram Technopark blockchain workshop.

India’s first blockchain academy is in Baner, near Mumbai. That school is geared toward educational courses to help train blockchain developers and others who have an interest in learning more about the innovative technology. Its course offerings include an online bootcamp that teaches blockchain basics, a five-day program to teach students to design blockchain solutions, and a program to help managers better understand the technology.

The Kerala academy will focus on the practical aspects of the blockchain by serving as a leading center for innovative research and technical consultancy - helping to ensure that India continues to develop a firm foundation of knowledge and proficiency in the new technology. It will also be charged with examining various distributed ledger use cases in several important areas of concern: governance, banking, and healthcare.