Pune: 07th August 2023:- Symbiosis Institute of Digital and Telecom Management (SIDTM) and Information Data Systems (IDS) have joined forces to foster blockchain education and applied research in the telecom sector. The collaboration aims to establish the Applied Blockchain Centre at SIDTM, focusing on Hedera Hashgraph and the Bharat Blockchain Network (BBN).
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between IDS and SIDTM, the partnership will address three key areas, including-
1- Enterprise blockchain for the digital and telecom sector,
2- Hedera Hashgraph use cases and implementations, and
3- Use cases of national interest on the Bharat Blockchain Network.
Selected students and faculty members of SIDTM will have privileged access to the Applied Blockchain Centre’s state-of-the-art lab facilities for hands-on sessions and applied research work under the MBA program.
IDS will also organize various activities, including Joint Blockchain Certification Programs for Telecom Professionals, Faculty Development Programs (FDP), and Blockchain Annual Summit, to foster blockchain expertise at SIDTM.
Speaking about the collaboration, Mr.Sudharshan Reddy Minumula – CEO, IDS said, “We are thrilled to partner with SIDTM and promote the growth of blockchain adoption in Telecom sector.” Mr.Voruganti Aravind-Global Vice President-Blockchain, IDS said “Applied Blockchain Centre at SIDTM is one of the 5 Applied Research centres as part of Bharat Blockchain University Industry Cluster (UIC) aligned to guidelines of University Grants Commission.” Mr.Sunil Subrahmanyam – Head of Business, IDS & Alumni of SIDTM said “I am elated in forging this collaboration between IDS and my Alma-mater as a moment of pride giving back to college for the benefit of my juniors at campus’ ‘. DR. Rajani Gupte, Vice- Chancellor, Symbiosis International University, mentioned the importance of the role of technology for management graduates and wished that SIDTM would enhance research and innovation with the help of this new technology. Dr. CA. Abhijit Chirputkar, Director SIDTM, mentioned that SIDTM has adopted the Digital Communication Policy, 2018 and since then set up labs in various technologies to give students an experiential learning. Dr. Giri Hallur, Dy. Director, SIDTM gave a vote of thanks. Dr. Natraj N.A., faculty from SIDTM will be in charge of this lab and activities under the MoU.