Bangladesh Government Will Send its Graduates to India & Japan for Blockchain Education Purposes
- Details related to the program are available on the official website for Bangladesh’s Hi-Tech Park Authority (HTPA).
- It bears mentioning that applicants under the age of 32 will have to take an exam with the local Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division so as to qualify for the program.
As per a report released by a Bangladeshi media outlet called ‘The Daily Star’ recently, the country’s government will spend a chunk of its $208 million IT project fund to train local graduates in matters related to crypto and blockchain technology — primarily by sponsoring their studies in institutions located all across Japan and India.
In all, Bangladeshi authorities are looking to send 100 of their new IT graduates so as to boost their expertise in a variety of niche fields including:
(i) Distributed ledger technology
(ii) Artificial intelligence
(iv) Machine learning
(iv) Cybersecurity, Bangladesh’s English-language newspaper
Also, as part of this latest initiative, Bangla officials plan on sending more than two hundred computer science/ electrical and electronic engineering graduates to learn about various tech trends forming across the glove.
Other Key Details Worth Pointing Out
The program in question will be bankrolled by a government fund that seeks to create a total of 12 district ICT and hi-tech parks. It will go on till the last week of June 2020.
It is estimated that the above mentioned fund is worth 17.96 billion Bangladeshi taka ($208 million).
In closing out this piece, we should point out that a number of premier educational hubs across the globe have been prioritizing distributed ledger technology-related study programs in recent times. For example, a couple of months ago, the University of British Columbia announced the launch of a blockchain training program for its Master’s and PhD aspirants.