Microsoft, IIT Roorkee Collaborate to Build Quantum Workforce of The Future

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Microsoft experts will help engineers at IIT Roorkee to learn quantum computing with real-world experiments

 Reinforcing its commitment to help introduce new technologies to academia, Microsoft Garage India has partnered with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee to conduct lectures on quantum computing for a full semester.

The institute’s B.Tech and M.Tech students can choose the course as a pool elective. The course, which has been structured by IIT Roorkee and Microsoft, will provide the students access to Q# Programming Language practical examples, Microsoft quantum development kit and Microsoft quantum faculty.

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Microsoft experts will help engineers at IIT Roorkee to learn quantum computing with real-world experiments and access to tools.

Commenting on the partnership, 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 impacting solutions,” she added.

Encouraging students to innovate

Microsoft aims to enable students across the world to foster innovation and craft solutions for real-time challenges. Its quantum computing program has been running for more than 15 years, helping students understand the technology and build the quantum workforce of the future.

As part of this program, Microsoft Garage India has been closely working with academia to provide students access to new technologies and help them learn through practice and build creatively.

Expressing his views on this partnership Prof 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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