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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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CeNSE is launching M. Tech in Semiconductor Technology from the Academic year 2023-24 (Aug'23) with optional minors in the thematic areas of Nanoelectronics, Nano-bio, Photonics, Micro-systems & Packaging, Quantum Technology (in collaboration with Indian Quantum Science Initiative) and Materials (in collaboration with Department of Materials Engineering) . The objective is to cater to the fast-growing semiconductor ecosystem in the country in particular and in the world in general while retaining the multi-disciplinary flavor of the erstwhile M. Tech program in Nano Science & Engineering. The program is designed be attractive to students from multiple streams & backgrounds while at the same time aligning with the current industrial relevance of semiconductor technology vis-a-vis the demand for skilled workforce and cutting-edge R&D in semiconductor technology.

Along with guidance from experts in the field, the selected students benefit from Industrial interactions at CeNSE, CeNSE and Industrial fellowships, Industrial internships and cutting-edge R&D facilities. 

Selection: 70% based on GATE score + 30% based on interview

Duration: Two years

Eligibility: BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline (with GATE paper in EC,EE,ME,IN,XE-C,MT) OR M Sc or equivalent degree in Electronics or Physics (with GATE paper in PH, IN, EC).

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. 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.

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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 recommended 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.