Reimagining Higher Education in India leveraging Blockchain Technology: A study to categorize challenges and opportunities
Swapnil Gaidhani1, Abhay Saxen2a, Om Prakash Nautiyal3, Geetaanjali Gaidhani4

1Swapnil Gaidhani*, Department of Computer Science,Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, India.
2Durgesh Pant, School of Computer Sciences & Information Technology, Uttarakhand Open University, Dehradun, India.
3Abhay Saxena, Department of Computer Science, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, India.
4Geetaanjali Gaidhani, Department of Computer Science. Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, India.

Manuscript received on October 06, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on October 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on November 30, 2020. | PP: 473-477 | Volume-9 Issue-4, November 2020. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijrte.C4647099320 | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4647.119420
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Abstract: Blockchain makes debut as cryptocurrency in the world. Later, it starts influencing other areas too. Although its use cases are growing day by day, it will be very exciting to try a different perspective to address the problems in the higher education sector of India. And the potential it inherits can revolutionize the Indian higher education system. Besides a remarkable stature of Blockchain, its real-time implementation, adoption, scaling comprises challenges and opportunities too. This study tries to categorize them all to know better what the higher education system may expect from Blockchain technology and up to what extent. 
Keywords: Blockchains, Smart contracts, Universal certification, credentials, open-source Universities, e-scholarships.