Monday, June 30, 2014

Academic Programmes and Departments in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in India

Institute of Nanosciene and Technology
Mohali Punjab

M.Tech Programme at Jamia Millia, New Delhi

Nano-technology courses offer knowledge and training on the development and modification
of devices with atomic precision where the dimension of particles is less than 100
nanometers. It is an interdisciplinary subject that integrates the study of Bio- informatics
Bio- technology, Physics, Chemistry as well as other disciplines. There is a huge demand
for students who have done Nano-Technology Courses in a good number of industries and
laboratories in India and abroad. Being an interdisciplinary subject, students with a
degree in nanotechnology can find employment opportunities in a number of fields.

The areas where a nano-technologist can seek employment include agriculture, food and beverage, genetics, bio-technology, Space research, forensic science, environment industry and medicine.

The most important feature in the field of Nanotechnology that has attracted worldwide researchers
is the discovery of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs). Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are currently attractive
materials for a diverse range of applications because of their extraordinary mechanical and electrical
properties. Their application has already been demonstrated in field emission displays, nanoscale
electronic devices, biosensors and hydrogen storage mediums. The proposed applications of CNTs
are in micro-electronics/semiconductors, conducting composites, controlled drug delivery/release,
artificial muscles, batteries, field effect transistors, nano-lithography, nanoelectronics, data storage,
magnetic nanotube, molecular quantum wires, photovoltaic, electromagnetic shielding, cancer
treatment, thermal protection, nanotube reinforced composites, AFM tip, super capacitor, catalysts
support for fuel cells, polymer composites and sensors.

Keeping in view of the importance of Nanotechnology and the infrastructure available in Jamia, the
Department of Physics has started an M. Tech course in Nanotechnology in the year 2007. This
innovative Masters level course is designed so as to produce highly employable and knowledgeable
post graduates in a fast developing area that is already making major economic contributions,
impacting on products ranging from satellite TV through biomedical implants to sunscreens and
even car dashboards.
The course would equip graduates with the skills to make a successful career in the new industries
where reduced dimensionality plays a critical role in their products.


Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & Science (CRNTS) 

Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay

IIT Bombay has recently consolidated its Nanotechnology research activities through the formation of a Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & Science (CRNTS). 
At IIT Bombay, over 45 faculty members from 9 different departments/schools are working together in the broad areas of Nanotechnology, with support from various government agencies and private industries. This research has resulted in over 400 high quality publications in the last 5 years in international journals and conference proceedings and a large number of patents.  Because of its efforts, IIT Bombay has recently received substantial funding from the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt of India for the formation of a Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & Science (CRNTS) on the IIT Bombay campus. 

Additionally, IIT Bombay has also been selected as one of the two institutions in the country for setting up a 'Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics' by the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT), Govt of India. Significant progress has already been made in the establishment of these centres, and the facilities created at these national centres are available to all the researchers in the country.  IIT Bombay has already in place MoUs for a research collaboration with most of the leading national and international research organizations in the area of Nanotechnology.

Centre for Nanotechnology, IIT Kanpur
Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), Kanpur, (UP) India
is organizing International  Conference on Carbon Nanotechnology : Potential and Challenges with the theme
Theme: "Innovations in Carbon Nanotechnology for the New Century"
 during the period 15-17th December, 2010.
Internal Review Meeting Report, May 2008

Centre for Nanotechnology, IIT Guwahati

It was established in the year 2004.  Centre for Nanotechnology, IITG possesses a vision to foster the development of research and education in the multi-disciplinary area of Nanotechnology at IIT Guwahati, to develop human resources gifted with leading-edge competitive advantages in the multi-disciplinary area of Nanotechnology required for meeting the future challenges,to augment academic partnerships with industry in the area of Nanotechnology.

Centre for Nanotechnology
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Assam, India 781 039
Email : nano_off[at*]
Phone :+91 361 258 3075
Fax: +91 361 2690762

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