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IIT Bombay to introduce dual degree in quantum technology soon-Education News

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay will start an Interdisciplinary Dual Degree Programme (IIDDP) in Quantum Technology soon,

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 Suddhasatta Mahapatra, an assistant professor of Physics at the institute, said the course would be offered by the Centre of Excellence in Quantum Information Computing Science and Technology (QuICST). Inaugurated in August 2022, the Centre aims “to bring together a diverse set of expertise available at the IIT Bombay towards innovation, education and entrepreneurship in quantum science and technologies”. Mahapatra also heads the QuICST. He added that students enrolled in any Bachelor of Technology (BTech) course at the institute would be able to enrol for the IIDDP programme. While the structure of the dual degree programme is yet to be finalised, Mahapatra said it would be a two-year programme with courses that would focus on quantum technology and project work that could be undertaken with a research group affiliated to the QuICST. Like other dual degree programmes, this new program will allow students to obtain a Bachelors as well as Masters degree in a span of five years. A BTech student can choose the programme in the third year of their respective course Mahapatra said.

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