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CODE, IIT Madras opens registration for Certificate Program on Quantum Computing – cohort 2

CODE, IIT Madras opens registration for Certificate Program on Quantum Computing – cohort 2

Center for Outreach and Digital Education (CODE) of IITM coordinates all non-campus academic & outreach activities from IIT Madras. Through various non-campus programs, IITM CODE facilitates the continuing education initiatives of the Institute.

Today, there is widespread interest in quantum computing and information, both in academia and increasingly in industry. There is indeed a pressing need for a quantum-skilled workforce in India. 

IITM CODE Certificate Program on Quantum Computing was launched in July 2023 and cohort 1 experienced an enthusiastic reception from 90+ participants. Cohort 2 will start on the 1st of July  2024 and registration is open now. Register today to avail early-bird discount.

Through this program, the fundamentals of quantum computing will be introduced to a wider group of professionals and they will be equipped with the necessary tools required to become an active part of the emerging quantum ecosystem.

About the course:

The course is structured as two 12-week modules offered in sequence, starting with the basics through Introduction to Quantum Computing and Qiskit and then moving onto advanced topics through the module Advanced Quantum Computing and Applications. 

The first course, “Introduction to Quantum Computing and Qiskit” starts off by introducing the idea of a quantum bit and its properties and proceeds all the way to teaching and demonstrating basic quantum algorithms like search and factoring. This course is tailored in such a way as to be accessible to anyone with a basic knowledge of linear algebra and python. All the algorithms discussed here will be accompanied by demonstrations on current quantum hardware using IBM Qiskit.

The second course, “Advanced Quantum Computing and Applications” ventures into some of the key quantum algorithms that are being used in today’s era of noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) devices. This includes the variational quantum eigensolver (VQE), quantum-inspired techniques for solving optimization problems and quantum machine learning. There is also a module on quantum error correction and quantum error mitigation which are crucial for the success of quantum algorithms in the NISQ era. Finally, this course also introduces the learner to emerging software tools such as qiskit runtime and transpiling quantum circuits.

Course Mode: Online. Comprises of 2 courses

– Course 1: Comprises of 39 hours of recorded videos and 12 online live interactive sessions with the faculty

– Course 2: Comprises of 33 hours of recorded videos and 11 online live interactive sessions with the faculty


– Prof. Prabha Mandayam, IIT Madras

– Dr. Chandrashekar Radhakrishnan, IIT Madras

– Mr. Dhiraj Madan (IBM Research, India)

– Dr. Anupama Ray (IBM Research, India)

– Dr. Yamijala Chaithanya Sharma (IIT Madras)

– Dr. Ritajit Majumdar (IBM Research, India)

– Dr. Dhinakaran Vinayagamurthy (IBM Research, India)

– Prof. Anil Prabhakar (IIT Madras)

Course commences on: July 01, 2024

Course Fees: 

– Rs. 1,00,000 + 18% GST (Industry and Faculty)

– Rs 85,000 + 18% GST (Students)

Register today to avail an early bird discount. Options to pay course fee in installments is also available.

Program Brochure 

Registration Link