Microsoft to leverage Azure Quantum to train 900 teachers from Indian Universities on Quantum Computing


Microsoft has now created an academic program on quantum computing in collaboration with the MNIT, Jaipur, and the NIT, Patna.

The program has been named as “Train the Trainer,” being undertaken by the employee innovation platform of Microsoft, the Microsoft Garage is focused on building quantum computing skills and capabilities in the academic community in India.

With Azure Quantum, Microsoft is developing a quantum future. Built on the Azure cloud, Azure Quantum is an open cloud ecosystem. It helps developers to access diverse quantum software, hardware, and solutions from Microsoft and its partners.

Executive Opinion

Rajiv Kumar, Managing Director, Microsoft India Development Center, and Corporate Vice President, Enterprise+Devices India, said, "India is renowned across the world for its science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing (STEM+C) workforce, and a tech-capable citizenry. Through this initiative in India, we aim to develop skills in quantum at scale, which has the potential to trigger the new frontier of innovation, shaping the future of the IT industry in this part of the world."

Ms. Reena Dayal, Director, Microsoft Garage India & Chair for IEEE Quantum SIG, said, "Quantum computing holds the potential to solve some of the most pressing issues our world faces today. Through this program, we aim to equip academia in India with the requisite knowledge to develop a comprehensive Quantum learning curriculum in their institutions and help develop these skills among some of the brightest minds in the country."

More about the Microsoft program

The training will be a virtual event that will take place between the 24th of August – 29th of August and cover all the practical coding for participants on Quantum Development Kit.

The program will also train around 900 faculty members from the different universities and institutes across India. This even includes the IIIT-D, IIT-Roorkee, MNIT Jaipur, NIT Warangal, NIT Patna, and IIT Kanpur.

Some of the key curricula in the program include the introduction to quantum computing, concepts in quantum such as entanglement and superposition, introduction to quantum machine learning and machine programming.

Microsoft revealed that quantum computing would help enable discoveries in the areas of a smart material, healthcare, environmental systems, and energy.

Microsoft revealed that the training initiative would support initiatives by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to help enhance the technological skillset of academicians.

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