Monday, February 18, 2019
News

Bengal to take a leap in quantum computing

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Kolkata | Friday, Nov 9 2018 IST
The West Bengal Government has been giving a lot of stress on modern aspects of computing and internet-related technologies like cybersecurity, blockchain, internet of things, artificial intelligence, etc.

Quantum computing is one such technology with a lot of potential, especially for building better, faster supercomputers. It is already being researched on and studied at top institutions across the world.

Calcutta University (CU), one of the premier State universities of Bengal, has decided to start courses on the topic. Towards that end, it presented a proposal to the State Government at a recent summit organised by the Information Technology and Electronics Department at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town.

According to the proposal, a centre of excellence would be set up, which would have numerous facilities including those for conducting cutting-edge research. Studies would also be conducted and projects undertaken in using quantum computing for solving real-life issues.

A quantum computing knowledge workshop was also held as part of the summit. Also discussed at the summit was how to inspire the best students of Bengal to take up the subject of quantum computing and through it, contribute to the development of the State. Another topic discussed was how to protect related software and hardware from hackers and viruses.

UNI SJC AND

-- (UNI) -- C-1-1-DL0473-1578530.Xml

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Tricolour hoisted less, used more to wra...
2 Youth Cong workers hacked to death in ...
Sapna Choudhary's brother files police c...
4 soldiers killed in J&K gunfight...
Manipur CM hands over rescued human traf...
Rainfall likely in Delhi today, air qual...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Kensington Palace will soon be spli... 
Pak cricketers' photos removed from... 
Markets continue to slide, Sensex s... 
Youth Congress calls for bandh over... 
No visa denial for Pakistan players... 
England ODI series a good gauge ahe... 
Cross-LoC bus service from Poonch t... 
Pulwama encounter: 4 Army personnel...