The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has worked together with IBM on quantum computing research and education. The institute’s researchers, students, and faculty will get access to IBM’s quantum systems and equipment’s over the IBM cloud to stimulate joint study in quantum computing and develop curricula.
The Quantum Computing Lab at IIT Madras will host programs for UG and PG candidates. The Quantum Computing Lab courses together taught by IIT Madras staff and IBM researchers will include hands-on lab sessions on the IBM quantum systems and will enhance existing courses on quantum information and computing. IBM will offer the learning resources, systems access, and tools expected by the students and faculty.
Gargi Dasgupta, the director, IBM Research India, stated that quantum computing is fast happening as one of the disruptive technologies of our times. This alliance with IIT Madras is part of the IBM Quantum Educators program that enables teachers in the quantum field to connect and provide learning resources, tools and systems access they need to provide quality educational knowledge.
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Anil Prabhakar, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, mentioned that quantum computing provides us the opportunity to solve computationally uncontrollable problems. They have played the main role in the indigenous growth of quantum key distribution (QKD). Such QKD policies form the building blocks for quantum systems that will maintain our communications, and also enable new paradigms like photonic quantum computing, and blind quantum, and distributed computing.
In July 2020, The Indian Institute of Technology Madras had also inaugurated the Interdisciplinary Dual Degree (IDDD) program on Quantum Science and Technologies (QuEST).