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.
The Department of Physics offers a two year full time M.Sc. Programme with specialisation in nanoscience and technology, microsystems (MEMS) and embedded technology. The subjects such as Advanced Condensed Matter Physics, Physics of Thin Films and Nano-Materials & Devices are also included in the curriculum.
The Centre was established to carry out research on cutting-edge technologies in two of the most crucial sectors in the world - Healthcare and Energy. The Centre aims to develop products based on nanomaterials that could be commercialized in the near future.
The leading area of research includes nanomaterials, nanotechnology, nanocomposites, nanoelectronics, nanofabrication. In addition to research, the centre also conducts training and awareness programmes, workshops national and international conferences on recent trends and developments of Nanoscience on various themes of national interests. The centre is undertaking research and development projects from various agencies and is offering consultancy services to in industries and research organizations in India and abroad.