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JIS College of Engineering - 18 seats
Candidates with B.Tech /B.E/AMIE, M. Sc. (Physics / Chemistry/Biochemistry /Applied Physics / Applied Chemistry /Electronics /Mathematics / Biotechnology /Biosciences /Life Sciences/Physical Science/Chemical Science/Material Science/) BE / B. Tech (Electronics & Communication Engineering/ Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/ Engineering Physics / Metallurgy /Material Engineering / Information Technology /Biotechnology /Chemical Engineering/ Bio-medical Engineering/ Polymer science and technology/Textile Engineering/Ceramic Technology/Leather Technology) degree holders in ME/Production Engineering or equivalent with first class marks, valid GATE or PGET score will be admitted as per the norms and guidelines of West Bengal University of Technology.
In the coming decades, nanoscience and nanotechnology will undoubtedly become the driving force for a new set of products, systems, and applications. These disciplines are even expected to form the basis for a new industrial revolution. Within a few years, nanoscience applications are expected to impact virtually every technological sector and ultimately many aspects of our daily life. In the coming five-to-ten years, many new products and companies will emerge based on nanotechnology and nanosciences. These new products will stem from the knowledge developed at the interface of various scientific disciplines offered in this Master's programme. In the initial Master of Science in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, student will learn the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry at the nanometer scale, topped with courses on technology and engineering to ensure practical know-how. The programme fits into the growing worldwide convergence between these different basic sciences, and between science, technology, and engineering sciences in general. Working at the nanometre level offers many opportunities for creating novel products; and any product, which possesses a characteristic, or attribute that involves some manipulation or measurement at or below 100 nanometres (or 0.1 of a micrometre) falls under the umbrella of nanotechnology. These include paints (with nanoparticles), medicines (coated drugs for targeted drug delivery), foodstuffs ('taste-burst' foods), clothing (stay-clean textiles with nano fibres), packaging (specially adapted polymers that prevent contamination and sense decay) and new materials for aerospace, automotive and construction applications (lightweight but tough, heat-resistant nanocomposites) and new generation devices used in electronics and computers.
Nano glimpse of contribution by nanotechnology research in India to be expected in 2030 is as follows:
Better agricultural productivity minimizing the waste and maximizing the life cycle of agro products through nanotechnology
Fresh processed food for longer duration by improved packaging with nanomaterial.
Rooftop solar energy generation enabled by cheaper, durable nano solar cells for each building
Lighter wind and hydro energy turbines ensuring more energy even with lesser water and wind availability.
Safe drinking water for all with high precision low cost nano tech membranes.
More specific drug delivery minimizing toxic effect.
A much lighter aircraft or a car made of nano materials which are cheaper yet sturdier with high fuel efficiency!
A computer nano chip as powerful as all the computers of the today's world put together.
The Post graduate course on Nanoscience and Technology was established in the academic year 2012 – 2013 by the joint initiative of Department of Physics and Dep[artment of Chemistry with the goal to bring down the benefits of nanotechnology within the reach of society. These newborn scientific disciplines are situated at the interface of chemistry, physics, material science, microelectronics, biochemistry, and biotechnology. Command of these disciplines therefore requires an academic and multidisciplinary scientific education. Aim of this multidisciplinary Nanoscience and Technology program is to educate the student in both science and technology in the nanometer scale and to instill a deep understanding of this field that originates from the contributing disciplines. The necessary infrastructure facilities like building, teaching and research laboratories were developed by the funding of JIS group. It expected that the proposed M.Tech programme will fulfill following short and long term goals:
To equip students with the broad range of the skills required to flourish in the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology.
To create a strong interdisciplinary research focus, while working in standar laboratories equipped with modern fabrication, characterization and simulation resources
To contribute to the present day socio-economical perspectives.
Trained faculty members with experience in international research.
Expert lectures by scientists from various international/national Research Laboratories
Student's seminar to augment their presentation skills
Hands-on-experience in advanced research instruments during practical classes
Encourage and motivate the students to do the summer schools and projects organized by various national organizations, institutes and universities.
Students are permitted to carry out their internship project during the complete fourth semester in various national labs, IITs, NITs, IISc and R & D concerns.
Nanostructured materials for gas sensing, magnetic and biomedical applications.
Thin films for gas sensing, opto-electronic, magnetic and solar cell applications.
Nanocomposites for bone replacement, dental and anti-bacterial applications.
Magnetic nanoparticles for MRI contrast agents and magnetic hyperthermia
Polymer nanocomposites for Biosensors and drug delivery
Energy storage devices
Nanoelectronic materials and device design
Universal testing machine
UV-Visible dual beam Spectrophotometer
Particle size analyzer
Well Equipped Chemical Lab
Workstation Computers for simulation along with standard ab-inition program for Nanomaterial property simulation
NAME OF THE COURSE
M.Tech Program in Nanoscience & Technology
2 years (4 semester)
NAME OF THE PREMIER INSTITUTE OFFERING SIMILAR COURSE
IN WEST BENGAL-AROUND KOLKATA:
Prof. D. D. Sharma, IISC, Bangalore
M. Sc. (Physics / Chemistry/Biochemistry /Applied Physics / Applied Chemistry /Electronics /Mathematics / Biotechnology /Biosciences /Life Sciences/Physical Science/Chemical Science/Material Science/)
BE / B. Tech (Electronics & Communication Engineering/ Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering/ Computer Science & Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/ Engineering Physics / Metallurgy /Material Engineering / Information Technology /Biotechnology /Chemical Engineering/ Bio-medical Engineering/ Polymer science and technology/Textile Engineering/Ceramic Technology/Leather Technology)
ADMISSION CONTACT NUMBER
AS PER WEST BEGAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY GUIDE LINE. FOR DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 9432011490.
NON-GATE M.TECH STUDETNS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP AMOUTING RS. 8000/- PER MONTH UNDER TEQIP 1.2 GRANT.
The scope of this emerging field has already been mentioned and thus career opportunities of the field includes areas such as:
Materials science including textiles, polymers, packaging, among other
Auto and aerospace industries
Pharmaceuticals including drug delivery, cosmetics, among others
Environmental monitoring and control
Food science including quality control and packaging
University and federal lab research
And many more
Some specific areas from the above mentioned field are expected to undergo explosive developments:
Medicine: diagnostics and therapeutics (e.g., drug delivery)
Energy: capture, storage, & use; fuel cells, batteries
Environmental remediation: in conjunction with GM microbes
Robotics: many uses
Manufacturing: self-assembly; "bottom-up" fabrication of novel materials
Commerce: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) "smart" tags
Space exploration: space elevator
Studying these fields, and paying attention to the developments in nanoscience that advance them and the applications in nanotechnology that they support, can provide you with a solid foundation for any of a broad range of careers.