Big leap forward: Quantum Computing education collaboration between Indian Institutes and IBM

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Bangalore, May 25th, 2021: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that top-tier Indian institutions would have access to its quantum systems through the cloud, allowing them to accelerate advanced quantum computing education and training. Faculty and students from the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) in Pune, IISER in Thiruvananthapuram, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Thiruvananthapuram, The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Jodhpur.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kanpur, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras, the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata, the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Delhi, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, and the University of Calcutta- for educational purposes will be able to use IBM quantum systems, quantum learning services, and quantum tools through IBM Cloud. They will be able to operate on real quantum computers and programme them using the Qiskit open-source platform as a result of this.

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IBM’s Quantum Educators

The partnership will be part of IBM’s Quantum Educators network, which connects quantum educators and provides them with tools to help them have high-quality educational experiences. Additional access to systems outside IBM’s open systems, pulse access on the additional systems, priority considerations while in line, and private collaboration networks with other educators in the program are all part of the program.

India’s Top Educational Institutions along with Quantum Computing Lab courses will be held at IISER Thiruvananthapuram, ISI Kolkata, and IIT Madras for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. Lab sessions using IBM quantum systems will be included in these courses.

Dr. Amlan Chakrabarti, Professor, and Director of the University of Calcutta’s A.K. Choudhury School of IT have received an IBM Quantum Researchers Program Access Award for a project led by researcher Mrityunjay Ghosh under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Amlan Chakrabarti, Professor, and Director of the University of Calcutta’s A.K. Choudhury School of IT. This is the first time an IBM Quantum Researchers Program Access Award has been given to an Indian university student or faculty member.

According to Gartner, 44 percent of companies expect quantum to have a significant effect on their businesses in the next 3-5 years. According to a survey conducted by BurningGlass Technologies, demand for quantum skills is projected to increase 135 percent in the next five years. Some institutions also offer theoretical quantum computing classes, which they can now expand to include practical training and lab sessions. Every year, an estimated 100 to 150 students will profit from this engagement, which will enable them to work on advanced projects, algorithms, and use cases.

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Quantum Computing is a paradigm-shifting technology that can power countless innovations in the future. By providing access to our systems over the cloud, IBM is enabling India’s brightest minds to learn the skills to prepare for this disruptive future. IBM is committed to growing a quantum-ready workforce and building an ecosystem to nurture the quantum community in India. With this engagement, we can take it a step further to scale up this ecosystem in India, for India and the world,” quoted Gargi Dasgupta, Director, IBM Research India & CTO, IBM India/South Asia.

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More information about the Researchers Programs can be found here: Quantum Researcher Program

More information about the Educators Programs can be found at: Future Quantum Workforce

The IBM Quantum Academic Partners Team can be reached at: [email protected].

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Ayushi Thakur
When you love what you do it will be seen in your work. Writer. Generally curious. Will probably make you curious too.

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