IITs Offer Free Online Courses in Quantum & Cloud Computing For Students; Apply Here – The Better India

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

The four-week-long free 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 computation, and discusses the quantum circuit model of computation and basic quantum algorithms. IIT Kharagpur’s 12-week-long free online course on cloud computing would provide an introduction to the different aspects of cloud computing, including fundamentals, management issues, security challenges and future research trends.

Things to know about IIT Madras’s course on quantum computing:

  • The course is free and open to students (both UG and PG levels), researchers and faculty from computer science and physics, mathematics and chemistry departments.
  • The course provides hands-on experience using Qiskit, a pythonic way of programming and the IBM Circuit Composer.
    If required a certificate, the students must register and write a proctored exam at any of the designated exam centres.
  • The online registration form for the exam has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid.
  • The exam fee is Rs 1,000.
  • More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
  • Certificates will be issued based on assignment and exam scores.
  • For more details on the topics covered and the eligibility criteria for receiving a certificate, go through the official notification.

How to apply for the quantum computing course:

  • Those interested can enrol for the course by clicking the ‘Join’ button on the official page.
  • Sign in using Google, Facebook, Microsoft or SWAYAM accounts.

Important dates:

  • Course enrolment – Open now
  • Enrolment ends – 1 August 2022
  • Course duration – 25 July 2022 to 19 August 2022
  • Exam date – 25 September 2022

Things to know about IIT Kharagpur’s course on cloud computing:

  • The free online course on cloud computing is open for students (both UG and PG levels) and researchers.
  • Those opting for the course should have a basic understanding of computer architecture and organisation, and networking.
  • The course would be most beneficial for students and researchers in streams like computer science engineering, electronics and communication engineering, electrical engineering, systems and programming.
  • There will be an optional exam for those requiring a certificate after the completion of the course.
  • Those who need a certificate must register and write the proctored exam at any of the designated exam centres.
  • The exam fee is Rs 1,000.
  • Certificates will be issued based on assignment and exam scores.
  • For more details on the topics covered and the eligibility criteria for receiving a certificate, go through the official notification.

How to apply for the cloud computing course:

  • Those interested can enrol for the course by clicking the ‘Join’ button on the official page.
  • Sign in using Google, Facebook, Microsoft or SWAYAM accounts.

Important dates:

  • Course enrolment – Open now
  • Enrolment ends – 1 August 2022
  • Course duration – 25 July 2022 to 14 October 2022
  • Exam date – 30 October 2022

(Edited by Yoshita Rao)

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