Microsoft and IIT Roorkee partner for quantum computing

Microsoft Garage India has partnered with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee to help introduce new technologies to academia. The course, has been structured by IIT Roorkee and Microsoft and the former will conduct lectures on quantum computing for a full semester. IIT’s BTech and MTech students can choose the course as a pool elective.

Reena Dayal, Director, Microsoft Garage India said, “This collaboration between Microsoft Garage and IIT Roorkee represents another step towards empowering students to create futuristic innovations. With Microsoft’s experience in the field of quantum computing, we aim to make the technology more accessible and enhance the learning journey of engineering students. The partnership will create a new learning experience for students and help them build impactful solutions.”

Microsoft’s quantum computing program which has been running for more than 15 years, helps students understand the technology, develop practical applications, and build the quantum workforce of the future. Microsoft experts will provide engineers at IIT Roorkee a unique approach to learn quantum computing with real-world experiments and access to tools.

Professor Ajit K. Chaturvedi – Director IIT Roorkee said, “I look forward for this collaboration between Microsoft Garage and IIT Roorkee, as it is a great opportunity for our institute and students to grow and learn through this quantum computing program. We believe that together we will be able to deliver and achieve our respective goals.”


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