Block-chain-based digital degree launched by PM Modi at IIT Kanpur

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Block-chain-based digital degree launched by PM Modi at IIT Kanpur
Block-chain-based digital degree launched by PM Modi at IIT Kanpur

The block-chain-based digital degree can be verified globally and are un-forgeable

At the 54th convocation ceremony of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, launched the block-chain-based digital degree.

Through an in-house block-chain-driven technology developed at the Institute under the National Blockchain Project, all the students present at the convocation were issued the block-chain-based digital degree.

Also the students who were not physically present at the convocation ceremony received block-chain-based digital degree through a block-chain-based digital degree transfer technology.

The block-chain-based digital degree can be verified globally and are un-forgeable.

PM Modi lauded IIT-Kanpur for developing the block-chain-based digital degree transfer technology and also the institute’s role in contributing to 5G technology. He gave away medals to two meritorious students, who were physically present at the convocation function.

Lauding IIT-Kanpur’s contribution towards developing technology developments, he said that the students present at the event have made this He also added IIT-Kanpur’s 5G technology initiatives are now recognized globally.

The PM counted upon the use of technology in various domains such as energy and climate solution, high-tech infrastructure, health infrastructure, disaster management and also highlighted the importance and use of artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IOT).

He said, “You (students) have got a huge responsibility of making ‘Bharat’ advanced and developed”. He added that “We have also launched schemes such as Startup India, Stand Up India, National Education Policy (NEP) to prepare for the future.

After the formal inaugural session, PM Narendra Modi made an impromptu visit to the lecture hall to visit the students and interact with them personally. The students were taken aback with the sudden visit and the interaction. One student exclaimed, “We were overjoyed seeing Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji there suddenly. His presence and his words not only encouraged us, but also made our convocation day a memorable one for the rest of our life”.

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