Joint PhD Programme on Quantum Sciences and Technologies offered by CQuERE and IIT Tirupati

Applications are now open for the position of PhD scholars at the Centre for Quantum Engineering, Research and Education (CQuERE). The programme is a joint endeavour by TCG CREST and IIT Tirupati (IITT).

About CQuERE:
The Centre for Quantum Engineering, Research and Education (CQuERE) is one of the multiple high-technology verticals under the TCG Centres for Research and Education in Science and Technology (TCG CREST). TCG CREST is recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR). CQuERE is devoted to research and education in quantum science and technology, especially in the area of quantum computing. In theory, the emphasis is on quantum computing and quantum simulation. Quantum computing using superconducting quantum bits and ion traps are the experimental areas of current emphasis.

About IIT Tirupati:
The Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (IITT), established in 2015, is an Institute of National Importance formed under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 and functions from its premises located at Yerpedu – Venkatagiri Road, Yerpedu Post, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh - 517619, India. IITT is an Institute of National Importance set up by an Act of Parliament by the Government of India under the Ministry of Education for imparting quality technical education and pursuing research in the fields of science, technology, and allied fields. Currently, the Institute is conducting B.Tech./ M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.S. and Ph.D. programmes in the various fields of Engineering, Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences. IITT is recognised worldwide as a centre of excellence for teaching and research in engineering, as well as basic and applied sciences and humanities. The research groups of IITT in Engineering, Sciences and Humanities are among the best known in the country and have nurtured an impressive collection of Ph.D. students.

About the joint Doctoral Programme on Quantum Sciences and Technologies:
Under the aegis of the IITT-CQuERE MoU for promoting research and academic collaboration in quantum sciences and technologies, CQuERE is inviting applications from interested candidates for the joint doctoral program on quantum sciences and technologies. CQuERE-IIT Tirupati joint doctoral programme on Quantum Sciences and Technologies involves collaborative research jointly carried out at CQuERE and IIT Tirupati. The Ph.D. degree will be awarded by IIT Tirupati and the PhD program shall be guided by the rules and regulations of IIT Tirupati Ph.D. ordinances.

MSc - Physics/Chemistry (preferably physical chemistry), BTech - Engineering Physics/other streams, MS - Computer Science, provided the students have taken some courses in MSc level Quantum Mechanics. All students, who have qualified NET/INSPIRE/JEST/GATE in the areas of Physics/Chemistry/Engineering/Computer Science, can apply.

Junior Research Fellowship: Rs. 40,000/- per month (Inclusive of HRA)
Students shall be promoted to SRF (Senior Research Fellowship) after two years as JRF subject to satisfactory performance in the coursework and the clearing of the Comprehensive examination conducted at the end of the first year after completion of the coursework.An appropriate contingency amount will be provided for attending National/International conferences and other such expenses.

Application Deadline: 16 May, 2022

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