289 candidates have been shortlisted for interviews from 1153 applicants.
Interviews will check background in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science.
Proposed start: August 2021
Proposed intake: 20 students
Duration of the program: 2 years (4 semesters), as per IISc rules.
Admission qualification: B.E/B.Tech./equivalent degree in any engineering discipline, or 4-year B.S./M.Sc./equivalent degree in any science discipline. In all cases, a valid GATE score and strong mathematical background will be required.
Entry mode: GATE qualification in Engineering or Science, followed by an interview.
Scholarships and fees: These will be as per IISc rules. http://www.iisc.ac.in/admissions/fees-and-scholarships/
Host department: This multi-disciplinary program will be formally hosted by the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics. A program coordination committee (PCC) will look afterf the courses, the admission process and the interviews, and the student performance.
This is a 2-year (4 semesters) course-based multi-disciplinary program, as per IISc rules, including a project at the end.
The program will have the following four thrust areas:
The students will opt for their area of interest after the first semester of common course work. Depending on their selected areas, they can choose the soft core and elective courses to consolidate their knowledge and expertise.
The courses will also be elective options for the students of the IISc Undergraduate Program.
Total Credits: 64 Project Credits: 20
Hard core Credits: 23 Soft core + Elective Credits: 21
Semester 1 (16 credits) Semester 2 (16 credits)
Survey of Quantum Technologies (1:0) Intro to Quantum Measurement and Sensing (3:0)
Math Foundations of Quantum Tech (3:0) Materials for Quantum Tech (3:0)
Phys/Engg Foundations of Quantum Tech (3:0) Student Seminar (Project preparation) (1:0)
Intro to Quantum Computation (3:0) Soft Core I (3:0)j
Intro to Quantum Communication (3:0) Elective I (3:0)
Basic Quantum Tech Lab (1:2) Soft Core Lab I (1:2)
Summer project (recommended)
Semester 3 (16 credits) Semester 4 (16 credits)
Soft Core II (3:0) Elective III (3:0)
Elective II (3:0) Project II (13 credits)
Industry/Entrepreneurship Seminar (1:0)
Soft Core Lab II (3:0)
Project I (6 credits)
Semester 1 (Aug-Dec):
Semester 2 (Jan-Apr)
Semester 3 (Aug-Dec):
Semester 2 (Jan-Apr):
Semester 3 (Aug-Dec):
Any soft core course can be chosen as an elective.
Students are also free to choose electives from the existing IISc courses, based on their interests and employment opportunities, and in consultation with their supervisors.
E0 230 (3:0) Computational Methods of Optimization (CSA)
PH 320 (3:0) Condensed Matter Physics II (PH)
NE 213 (3:0) Introduction to Photonics (CeNSE)
NE 312 (3:0) Nonlinear and Ultrafast Photonics (CeNSE)
E3 238 (2:1) Analog VLSI circuits (ECE)
E0 284 (2:1) Digital VLSI circuits (ECE)
IN 229 (3:0) Advanced Instrumentation and Electronics (IAP)
E3 262 (2:1) Electronic Systems Packaging (DESE)
E0 249 (3:0) Approximation Algorithms (CSA)
E0 270 (3:0) Machine Learning (CSA)
E0 304 (3:0) Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (CSA)
PH 359 (3:0) Physics at the Nanoscale (PH)
PH 208 (3:0) Condensed Matter Physics I (PH)
PH 366 (3:0) Physics of Advanced Optical Materials (PH)
E9 207 (3:0) Basics of Signal Processing (DESE)
IN 214 (2:1) Semiconductor Devices and Circuits (IAP)
IN 227 (3:0) Control Systems Design (IAP)
E9 253 (3:1) Neural Networks and Learning Systems (DESE)
QT ??? (AUG) Introduction to Quantum Computation (3:0)
Axiomatic quantum theory; Quantum states, observables, measurement and
evolution; Qubits versus classical bits; Spin-half systems and photon
polarizations; Pure and mixed states; Density matrices; Quantum correlations;
Entanglement and Bell’s theorems; Turing machines and computational complexity;
Reversible computation; Universal quantum logic gates and circuits; Quantum
algorithms; Database search; Fast Fourier Transform and prime factorisation.
QT ??? (AUG) Introduction to Quantum Communications and Cryptography (3:0)
Digital communication; Communication channels; Information and entropy;
Shannon’s theorems; Quantum communication, dense coding and teleportation;
von Neumann entropy and quantum channel capacity; General quantum evolution
and superoperators; Errors and error correction codes; Stabilizer formalism;
Cryptography and one-time pad; Public and private key cryptography;
Quantum key distribution; Quantum cryptography.