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The centre offers MTech and PhD degree programs in the area of nano science and engineering.

M. Tech. Degree:

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Starting from 2014, CeNSE has initiated an MTech degree program in Nano Science and Engineering. The list of qualifications for admission into the MTech program is given below. Successful completion of the MTech program requires the completion of 64 credits which includes 36 credits for course work and 28 credits for the project. The course work prepares the students by providing training in interdisciplinary areas such as Solid state physics, Nanomaterials, Nanoelectronics, MEMS and NEMS, Nanophotonics, Biosensors, Micro/Nano fluidics, with hands-on experiments on Nanofabrication and Nano Characterization techniques. The project constitutes a substantial portion of the MTech program and excellent performance in the project is absolutely essential to achieve a good academic record in the program as well as to secure a promising career in industry or academia. In addition, the MTech program is also unique in its emphasis of entrepreneurship and social impact of technology in its curriculum.

Duration: Two years

Eligibility: BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline with GATE paper in AE, BT, CH, EE, EC, IN, ME, MT, PH, XE OR M Sc or equivalent degree in Electronics, Physics, Chemistry with GATE paper in CY, EC, IN, PH.

Approximately 20 students will be admitted each year. The candidates will be shortlisted based on GATE ranking and will be called for an interview. Students appearing for the interview are expected to have a good grasp of the fundamentals in their respective subjects. In addition, they must also have strong mathematical background and be conversant with topics such as ordinary differential equations. The interview process tests the subject knowledge as well as the aptitude and interest to pursue interdisciplinary course work in nano science and engineering. The final selection will be made based on the performance at the interview.

Ph. D. Degree:

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The Centre offers admission to the Ph. D. degree program of the Institute under two streams, as described below. These programs involve rigorous course work followed by thesis research in various fields, including nanomaterials and nanostructures, electronics, nanofluidics, nanophotonics, nanobiotechnology, plasmonics, sensor systems, computational modeling etc.

Duration: Variable (typically four to six years) although there have been exceptional instances where PhD thesis have been successfully defended under 2.5 years

Direct Admission (denoted as NE stream)

The NE stream provides direct admission to the Ph.D. program of the Centre run by its faculty. Research Areas: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures, Nanoelectronic Devices,Nanoscale motion, Nano-Biophotonics,Nanophotonics, Plasmonics,Sensor Systems and Computational Nanoengineering.


Interdisciplinary Program (denoted as NA stream)

The second stream is an interdisciplinary program conducted by the Centre in conjunction with several other departments across the Institute. A student admitted under this program has two advisors from two different departments. The admission into this program is offered against a specified research project proposed by the two advisors. A list of all available projects is made available to admission seekers before the interview.

Research Areas: Broadly, all areas of nano science and engineering.

Eligibility for the PhD programs:

  • M.E./M.Tech. or equivalent in any discipline.
  • B.E. / B.Tech. or equivalent in any Engineering discipline with a valid score in a recommeded GATE paper (See list of papers for M.Tech)
  • M.Sc. or equivalent in any Science discipline with a valid score in a recommended GATE paper (See list of papers for M.Tech)
  • Qualification in one of the following national exams: INSPIRE, Joint CSIR UGC NET for JRF, DBT JRF, UGC NET for JRF and JEST.