Microsoft launches Train the Trainer program to develop quantum computing workforce in India
Microsoft is creating a new program in India to build quantum computing skills among the in the academic community in India. To achieve this target, the company on Monday launched a new program called ‘Train the Trainer' in India on Monday.
Microsoft is hosting the Train the Trainer program in collaboration with Electronics and ICT Academies at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur and National Institute of Technology, Patna. As ta part of this program, the educational institutes and the company together will train 900 faculty from universities and institutes across India through E& ICT Academies at Institutes of National Importance such as IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, MNIT Jaipur, NIT Patna, IIIT-D Jabalpur, and NIT Warangal, equipping them with knowledge about quantum computing.
The company will be utilising Azure Quantum, which is an open cloud ecosystem built on Azure that enables developers to access diverse quantum software, hardware, and solutions from Microsoft and its partners, for upskilling the academia about quantum computing.
Microsoft said that the quantum training program through the E &ICT Academies supports an initiative by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to enhance the skills of the academicians in imparting next level technological skills for future generations. Key themes that will be covered include in the program include an introduction to quantum information, quantum concepts such as superposition and entanglement, processing of information using qubits and quantum gates, as well as an introduction to quantum machine learning and quantum programming. It will also cover practical coding for participants using Microsoft Q# & Quantum Development Kit.
The training program will be conducted virtually from August 24 to August 29 2020.