IBM to offer access to its Quantum Systems for Indian Educational institutions


Recently, corporate giant IBM said it will offer over-the-cloud access to its quantum system to Indian educational institutions so as to facilitate them in given that training and research in quantum computing.

The institutions in conversation include Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) - Pune, IISER – Thiruvananthapuram, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Jodhpur, IIT- Kanpur, IIT - Kharagpur, IIT – Madras, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai and the University of Calcutta.

The facility as well the students of these institutions will be able to access IBM quantum systems, quantum culture resources, and quantum tools over IBM Cloud for education and research purposes. This will permit them to work on definite quantum computers and program them using the Qiskit open-source framework.

The association will be a part of the IBM Quantum Educator program that delivers reimbursement like extra admittance to systems beyond IBM’s open system, pulse entrée on the supplementary systems. Priority considerations when in the row and private teamwork channels with additional educators in the program. Further, IISER-Thiruvananthapuram, ISI-Kolkata, and IIT-Madras will host quantum computing lab courses for their undergraduate and postgraduate students and will include lab sessions using IBM quantum systems.

Gargi Dasgupta, Director, IBM Research India & CTO, IBM India/South Asia, states, “By providing access to our systems over the cloud, IBM is enabling India’s brightest minds to learn the skills to prepare for this disruptive future. IBM is committed to growing a quantum-ready workforce and building an ecosystem to nurture the quantum community in India. With this engagement, we can take it a step further to scale up this ecosystem in India, for India and the world.”

Global research firm Gartner said 44 percent of enterprises anticipate quantum computing to have a considerable blow on commerce in the next 3-5 year, while from an employability outlook, a BurningGlass Technologies review notes that the insist for quantum skills is expected to grow 135 percent in the next five years.