The M Tech program leans strongly towards hands-on work and is not just a degree based on theory classes. Students are trained in the Center's nanotechnology labs and get an opportunity to participate in the Center's funded research projects grants. All M Tech students are expected to complete thesis work in nanosciences under guidance of the faculty. The M. Tech. in Nanotechnology & Renewable Energy is focused on biomedical nanotechnologies.
The team at Nano Solar @Amrita is actively pursuing low-cost nanotechnology-based options for both power generation and electrical energy storage. The research is funded by the Department of Science and technology and by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). MNRE has funded a Centre for Excellence in Energy Generation and Storage Using Nanomaterials at Amrita. The Centre is pursuing international collaborative initiatives with Switzerland and Korea and is looking to partner with other international groups with a commitment to low cost nano solar options
University of Delhi has initiated a three years M.Tech course in the area of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The syllabus is designed to meet the challenges and opportunities that this field can offer to the society.
IIT Bombay has recently consolidated its Nanotechnology research activities through the formation of a Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & Science (CRNTS).This is a joint project between the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to create Centres of Excellence in Nanoelectronics.
The mission of this Centre is to promote forefront basic and applied research in the fields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, with potential applications towards fulfilling national strategic needs. The main research focus of the Centre includes Nano-fabrication & Nano-device, Nano-materials & Nano-structures, Nano-biotechnology & Nano-medicine, Nano-structure characterization & measurements.
Keeping in view of the importance of Nanotechnology and the infrastructure available in Jamia, the Department of Physics started a two-year M. Tech Nanotechnology course in 2007 with an initial intake of 15 students, which has been enhanced to 20 students with effect from the academic year 2012-13.
Research activities include synthesis and characterization of a variety of nanoobjects-tubes, wires and particles of different materials, their chemical modification and organization as well as thin films and powders of transition metal oxides showing interesting physical properties.
The Centre for Nano Science and Technology (CNST) aims at initiating and pursuing research activities in areas related to nanotechnology and nanoscale phenomena, for various applications at Masters level and collaborative research with other universities, institutes and industries.