IIT-Madras and IIT-Kharagpur have announced free online learning opportunities for quantum computing and cloud computing students respectively.

The free four-week online course offered by IIT Madras is in partnership with IBM Research and IBM Systems. The course title “Introduction to Quantum Computing: Quantum Algorithms and Qiskit” introduces students to the basics of quantum computing and discusses the computational quantum circuit model and basic quantum algorithms. IIT Kharagpur’s free 12-week online course on Cloud Computing would provide an introduction to different aspects of Cloud Computing including fundamentals, management issues, security challenges and trends future research.

What to know about the IIT Madras Quantum Computing course:

  • The course is free and open to students (UG and PG levels), researchers and professors from the Computer Science and Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry departments.
  • The course provides hands-on experience using Qiskit, a Pythonic programming method, and IBM Circuit Composer.
    If a certificate is required, students must register and take a proctored exam at one of the designated exam centers.
  • The online exam registration form must be completed and the certification exam fee must be paid.
  • The examination fee is Rs 1,000.
  • More details will be available when the exam registration form is released.
  • Certificates will be issued based on homework and exam results.
  • For more details on the topics covered and the eligibility criteria to receive a certificate, see official notification.

How to enroll in quantum computing course:

  • Interested persons can register for the course by clicking on the “Join” button on the official page.
  • Log in using Google, Facebook, Microsoft or SWAYAM accounts.

Important appointments:

  • Course Registration – Open Now
  • End of registrations – August 1, 2022
  • Course Duration – July 25, 2022 to August 19, 2022
  • Exam Date – September 25, 2022

What to Know About IIT Kharagpur Cloud Computing Course:

  • The free online cloud computing course is open to students (UG and PG levels) and researchers.
  • Those who opt for the course should have a basic understanding of the architecture and organization of computers, as well as networks.
  • The course would be most beneficial for students and researchers in majors such as computer engineering, electronics and communications engineering, electrical engineering, systems and programming.
  • There will be an optional exam for those who need a certificate after the course is completed.
  • Those who need a certificate must register and take the proctored exam at one of the designated exam centers.
  • The examination fee is Rs 1,000.
  • Certificates will be issued based on homework and exam results.
  • For more details on the topics covered and the eligibility criteria to receive a certificate, see official notification.

How to register for the cloud computing course:

  • Interested persons can register for the course by clicking on the “Join” button on the official page.
  • Log in using Google, Facebook, Microsoft or SWAYAM accounts.

Important appointments:

  • Course Registration – Open Now
  • End of registrations – August 1, 2022
  • Course Duration – July 25, 2022 to October 14, 2022
  • Exam Date – October 30, 2022

(Editing by Yoshita Rao)