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IIT Delhi Establishes Uma-Puruskar-Liril Gupta Chair with Primary Focus on Quantum Computing

By IQT News posted 16 Jan 2020

(DQ.India) The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its 1995 batch alumnus Prashant Gupta to create the Uma-Puruskar-Liril Gupta Chair in Future Computing Technologies at the institute. The focus areas of the chair would be Quantum Computing and High-Performance Computing.
The chair has been created to promote excellence and leadership in teaching and Research & Development in the area of Quantum Computing and High-Performance Computing with primary emphasis given to Quantum Computing.
Prashant Gupta, who has donated Rs 1 Crore to his alma mater to fund the endowment to establish the chair, said: “My IIT Delhi stint was life-changing, and this is a small token of my gratitude for the institute as well as members of my family who helped me extraordinarily in my formative years. I hope this contribution helps IIT Delhi make rapid progress in the area of Quantum Computing.”

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