Centre for Quantum Sciences and Technologies (CQST) - RV University


Centre for Quantum Sciences and Technologies (CQST) aims to lead research and development in various aspects of quantum sciences, including quantum physics, materials, devices, computing, biology, pharmacology, sensing, imaging, metrology, and machine learning (quantum Artificial Intelligence – AI).

Date established

CQST was inaugurated on 23rd May 2024 by Prof. Tarun Souradeep, Director of Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru in the august presence of Mr. DP Nagaraj, Pro Chancellor – RVU, Dr.YSR Murthy, Vice Chancellor – RVU and Dr. Shobha G, Dean SoCSE – RVU, along with Dr. Manjunath and Mr. Lakshya


Dr. Pranawachandra C DeshmukhDr. Pranawachandra C Deshmukh
Founder and Chief Mentor, RV University
Prof. Sheba Pari Prof. Vaidyanathan Sivasubramanian
Centre Head, RV University
Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari
RV University
Dr. Abidha Vadakkini Purakkal Dr. Abidha Vadakkini Purakkal
RV University
Dr. Bharath ManchikodiDr. Bharath Manchikodi
RV University
Prof. Sonam V Maju Prof. Sonam V Maju
RV University
Dr. Baishali Garai Dr. Baishali Garai
RV University
Dr. Thotreithem Hongray Dr. Thotreithem Hongray
RV University
Dr. Durgarao Guttula Dr. Durgarao Guttula
RV University
Prof. CVSN Reddy Prof. CVSN Reddy
RV University
Prof. Amruthesh Bhat Prof. Amruthesh Bhat
RV University
Dr. Madhan Kumar Srinivasan Dr. Madhan Kumar Srinivasan
CEO & Founder, Wise Work

Activities conducted:

  • MoU signed with industry partner QpiAI – to initiate and facilitate collaborations with the following goals:
    • Integrate QpiAl’s industry-led education programs in RVU UG/PG curriculum
    • Have active collaboration between QpiAl and CQST in quantum technologies
    • Establish Quantum Technology Workbench with Infrastructure and Systems.
  • Multi-crore collaborative research proposal submitted to Government of India under “National Quantum Mission” – RVU is part of 8 members consortium having IIT Dharwad, IIT Patna, IIT Tirupati, IISER Tirupati, VIT Vellore, PRL Ahmedabad, and Calcutta University in this proposal.
  • Since inception, CQST faculty have published the following papers in reputed international journals:
  • CQST has developed a Micro-specialization on Quantum Computing at RV University – RVU is the only state private University in India offering such Micro-specialization focusing on industry domains. A full fledged undergraduate program in this field will also be eventually developed.
  • CQST is a lead player in designing curriculum on Quantum Technologies for Indian universities.
  • CQST faculty Dr. P.C. Deshmukh has delivered well received lecutres in various universities including IITs’:
    • “Recurring pitfalls in teaching physics”, Faculty Development Program, CHARUSAT, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, 7 March, 2024.
    • “Attosecond time delay in atomic photoionization” at IIT Bhubaneswar on 20th March, 2024.
    • “Symmetry of the non-relativistic hydrogen atom” at IIT Bhubaneswar on 22nd March, 2024.
    • “The Reality, Entanglement & Teleportation Conundrum – Physics Nobel Prize 2022” at GNDU, Amritsar, on 5th April, 2024.
    • “Attosecond time delay in atomic photoionization – Physics Nobel Prize 2023 at GNDU, Amritsar, on 8th April, 2024.
    • IAPT+RVU World Quantum Day celebration on 12th April , 2024 in connection with the National Workshop on Quantum Physics, NQW 2024 (Alice in Quantumland) on “Complexity of the Quantum Land” at RV University, Bengaluru.
    • World Quantum Day celebration on 14th April , 2024 “The second quantum revolution” at NMIT (Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology), Bengaluru.
  • Blogs in Indian newspapers:


  • MoU signed with industry partner QpiAI
  • Research collaboration for “National Quantum Mission” with IIT Dharwad, IIT Patna, IIT Tirupati, IISER Tirupati, VIT Vellore, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, and Calcutta University.
  • Discussions are underway with other industry partners engaged in applications of quantum computing like QDIT Labs.
  • CQST is engaged in developing a RVU & IIT Dharwad MoU.
  • CQST is guided by industry expert Dr. Madhan Kumar Srinivasa
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