VISAKHAPATNAM: GITAM University launched FinTech Academy with the newly designed FinTech certificate programme on Wednesday. The programme was inaugurated by GITAM University vice- chancellor MS Prasada Rao.
Addressing the students, Prasada Rao said that the university was partnering with APEITA, UBS India, Broadridge, Cognizant and Tech Mahindra to roll out a curriculum that meets the needs of the industry. “The university is planning to start Blockchain Certificate Programme in addition to the FinTech Certificate Programme and plans are in place to start PG Diploma and MBA in FinTech programme in the ensuing years too,” the V-C added.
“FinTech is the next revolution where persuasive and disruptive technology is smartly applied to various financial verticals to make the industry much more secure, agile, provide greater customer experience through real-time analytics,” said NT Arunkumar, MD of Union Bank of Switzerland (India). On the Blockchain Centre of Excellence, Broadridge IT head M Leela Krishna said Blockchain was a new FinTech technology that is a distributed ledger system and cannot be hacked easily and this is the same platform on which Bitcoin, the digital currency, is rolled out.
APEITA president Tirumalarao Chamalla, Pro V-C K Sivaramakrishna, Tech Mahindra, Vizag head K Ravichandra and GITAM FinTech Academy Coordinator Leben Johnson also spoke on the occasion.