Quantum computing is the use of quantum-mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform the computation. It can solve a complex problem within seconds.
Microsoft Garage India has partnered with International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH) to run a series of lectures on quantum computing. These lectures are the part of a course offered as a pool elective for BTech and MTech students.
Microsoft will provide the scholars with practical experience in quantum computing and quantum algorithms with access to the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit and Microsoft Q#. Microsoft experts will join in lectures for three weeks that will be taught as a part of the curriculum. Students will have access to Microsoft’s GitHub resources and katas, samples and libraries.
“This collaboration of Microsoft Garage India and IIIT Hyderabad is part of our continued effort to enrich the innovation journey of engineering students and make technology more accessible,” says Krysta Svore, general manager of quantum software at Microsoft.
Commenting on the partnership, PJ Narayanan, director, IIIT-Hyderabad adds, “Quantum computing is an emerging area of the future. We have a small but vibrant team of faculty and students who work in this area. Collaboration with Microsoft plays a critical role in taking IIIT’s research and expertise to a new level. Our students will receive hands-on experience for practical project work on solutions which can impact society.”