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Microsoft, IIT Roorkee to teach students in quantum computing

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Microsoft, IIT Roorkee to teach students in quantum computingNew Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Microsoft on Friday partnered the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee to conduct lectures on quantum computing for a full semester. IITs BTech and MTech students can choose the course as a pool elective.

The course, which has been structured by IIT Roorkee and Microsoft Garage at Hyderabad, will provide the students, access to “Q# Programming Language” practical examples, Microsoft Quantum Development Kit and Microsoft Quantum Faculty.

The Garage is a resource to Microsoft employees that supports experimentation and encourages problem solving in new and innovative ways, ultimately empowering people to achieve more.

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“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,” said Reena Dayal, Director, Microsoft Garage India.

Microsoft’s quantum computing programme 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.

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The experts from the company will provide engineers at IIT Roorkee a unique approach to learn quantum computing with real-world experiments and access to tools.

“We believe that together, we will be able to deliver and achieve our respective goals,” added Professor Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director IIT Roorkee.

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