Based on the diversified expertise and experience available in the University in Physical, Chemical and Biological science and technology, The University of Calcutta has focused on creating a centre on nanofabrication and characterization along with fundamental scientific understanding, thereby creating a proper synergy among the available diversified research areas in the university. The main thrust will be on the evolution of techniques of nanofabrication guided by the requirements of high degree of control at the nano-scale. Further hierarchical integration is needed to incorporate nanostructures into macro-scale products.
Ten Semester (Five year) Integrated Dual degree Master of Technology course in the four streams of Converging Technologies. The Master's programme will have two years of common curriculum in all fields of basic science, and engineering. The third year course involves training in all streams of converging technologies. The last two years of education will be fully customizable in specialized domains in the streams of converging technologies.
The primary aim of establishing the Centre for Converging Technologies (CCT) is to produce high quality research in the four streams of Nanotechnology, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Information and Communication Technology, Cognitive & Neuroscience so as to create new scientific methodologies, engineering paradigms, and industrial products. The focus will be on key areas relevant to the desired rapid growth of the Indian economy.
Vels University, Chennai, is introducing a two year masters program in nanoscience from 2012. Students with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy, physics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology and microbiology are eligible for this program. Applicants must have studied mathematics as part of curriculum at least at the Plus Two level.
Dealing with the emerging technology of nano-electronics and nano-photonics that includes the development of nanometric devices and integrated circuits, single electron and quantum dot devices, nanotubes as active devices, superconductors, and interconnecting methodologies for futuristic integrated circuit technologies.
Objective of the degree is to create a strong research focus, with high achieving students, working in state-of-the-art research laboratories equipped with world class fabrication and characterisation resources.