Mission Coordination Cell (NQM)

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Mission Coordination Cell (NQM) at IIT Kanpur

About Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Established in 1959, IIT Kanpur is one of the most prestigious institutes in the country. With the best research infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, it encourages students to innovate using technology and approach education with a problem-solving attitude. It was set up with a vision to create, disseminate and translate knowledge in science, engineering and allied disciplines that will best serve the society; and the recognition that the Institute has garnered as a major centre of 2 learning in Engineering, Science and several Inter-disciplinary Areas is a testament to the success of this vision.

About Mission Coordination Cell (National Quantum Mission)

National Quantum Mission (NQM) is a large-scale mission with aim to develop indigenous quantum capabilities in the country. On completion of this mission, we expect to be in the front row of the countries having quantum advantage. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is implementing this mission with the funding from Govt. of India. Since DST has significant numbers of missions and projects ongoing, a dedicated cell, the ‘Mission Coordination Cell (MCC)’ has been established to coordinate all the activities under this mission to accomplish mission success. NQM-MCC has been setup at IIT Kanpur with its main office at IIT Kanpur’s Outreach Centre at Noida for effective coordination with Mission Secretariat at DST. The MCC will not only facilitate connection of Technical Hubs (T-Hubs), which will be established in four verticals of NQM, with ministries, national agencies, industries, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders for deployment and technology transfer of quantum technology products, but it will also connect NQM with other national initiatives like Digital India, Make in India, Skill India, Start-up India, Self-Reliant India, and Missions like National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) and National Super Computing Mission (NSCM). With effective communication and discussion about the mission activities and progresses with DST and Mission Technology Research Council (MTRC), MCC at IIT Kanpur aims to facilitate coordination required at all levels to ensure National Quantum Mission’s success.


Technology Manager

No. of positions



BTech, MTech in relevant subject or equivalent

MCC (NQM) has right to relax qualifications & experience for deserving candidates with the approval of Competent Authority.

Desired qualification

  • PhD in relevant subject or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Proficiency in programming languages, operating systems, databases and cloud computing platforms
  • Experience in managing technology projects from initiation to completion Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


3-5 years of experience in Technology management role

Consolidated Salary range

Rs. 1,06,590 – 3,18,060/-

Working hours

9.30am - 6.30pm

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To support the Technology Strategy Deployment, Assessment of Technology Development, Collaboration and Partnership, Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, Communication, Stakeholder Engagement, Intellectual Property Management, and MIS.


Initially for a period of one year, extendable up to 2031

Application Process

Interested candidates may apply by submitting a detailed resume with copies of all experiences and project details, a cover letter summarizing the experience in relevant technologies and software, and it's compulsory to fill out this form.

At the time of the interview, you must bring copies of the degree certificate and grade sheets for all degrees, School final, and Higher Secondary exams. Submission accepted only as submission through this

No other form will be acceptable. Please note that if a detailed cover letter, copies of grade sheets, certificates are missing, the application will be immediately rejected. Please clearly indicate the Project Number and position being applied in the cover. Also note that the applications/resumes sent to any mail id SHALL NOT be considered for any scrutiny.

Last date of receipt of application

April 19, 2024

Tentative date of interview

April 22-30, 2024

Contact Person

Prof. Manindra Agrawal