Nanotechnology is a branch of science that deals with the purpose of science, technology and engineering to build up new materials and devices in different fields in nano-range. Nanoscale technology and Molecular manufacturing are two major fields in Nanotechnology. Nanoscale technology studies small structure which is used for making stronger materials, better medicines and faster computers. Molecular manufacturing is concerned with building mechanical and chemical manufacturing systems that join molecules together.
Nanotechnology is applied in various fields such as medicine, textile, education, electronic devices, auto-mobile gadgets, bio-technological applications, genetic engineering, sports and fitness equipments, ophthalmology related instruments, quality control, forensics, defense, medical apparatus, space and robotics, polymer chemistry, aeronautics agriculture, environmental domains and business applications.
Nanotechnology is considered as a technology of future and may bring major technological advances in the 21st century. The technology has the potential to produce garments which can prevent chemical and biological weapons from touching human skin.
Few courses offered in this field are: -
- Bachelor of Science in Nano-Science
- Bachelor of Technology in Nanotechnology
- Master of Technology in Nanotechnology
- Master of Science in Nanotechnology
For admission into an undergraduate course in Nanotechnology, a candidate should be 10+2 pass in science stream from recognized Board examination.
For admission into a postgraduate course in Nanotechnology, a candidate should have passed B.Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Life Sciences with a minimum of 50% marks or B.Tech in Material science/Mechanical/Biomedical/Chemical/Biotechnology /Electronics / Computer Science from recognized University.
For admission into a diploma or certificate course in Nanotechnology, candidates should be Bachelor degree in Science from recognized University.
Few Specializations in this field: -
- Ceramic engineering
- Green nanotechnology
- Materials science
- Wet nanotechnology
Nanotechnology professionals are in great demand in mainstream electronics, industrial products and healthcare markets. Nanotechnology is still in early stages of development in India. The Government of India has instituted S&T Initiatives in Nanotechnology. However, Nanotechnology graduates have plenty of opportunities in medical, healthcare industry research, environment industries, pharmaceutical, agriculture, universities, private research institutes, educational institutes, entrepreneurial, investment advisors in biotechnology, research and development in government, product development and advising, communication and media and interfacing of new technologies.
Pay package: -
The remuneration offered for Nanotechnology graduates in public sector is Rs.20,000 to Rs.30,000 and the package is higher in the private sector. The package offered for experienced professionals is over Rs. 1 lakh per month.