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INUP (Indian Nanoelectronics Users Program) is a joint program run by CeNSE, IISc and IIT Bombay for accelerating research and development in nanoelectronics in India. The program, funded by the Department of Information Technology (DeitY), the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India, was launched in 2008 and is now in its second five-year phase. The program provides hands-on-training to qualified and motivated researchers in the academia at the two state-of-the-art facilities, where they may subsequently carry out research projects selected on a competitive basis. Experienced technologists and domain experts assist them, making it possible for aspirants in even remote corners of India to be engaged in very current R&D.

The goals of INUP are:

  • To promote research in the field of Nanoelectronics
  • To provide hands-on-training in Nanoelectronics research to academic investigators from around India
  • To provide access to sophisticated facilities for carrying out research projects of current interest
  • To provide a platform for researchers to benefit from complementary expertise
  • To motivate academics to establish/enhance research programs in their home institutions

Levels of training offered under INUP:

1. The Familiarization Workshop

During the “Familiarization Workshop”, participants learn about the basics of nanoscience and technology and about the essential research methods and practice in Nanofabrication and Characterization.

2. Hands–on Training Workshop

INUP Participants in the Clean Room at CeNSE During “Hands on Training”, participants undergo training in the clean room. They learn about the methods and practices of Nanofabrication by using equipment in the clean room to make and test basic micro/nano devices.

3. Execution of Projects

The very philosophy INUP is to enable researchers from all across the country to carry out their research work without avoidable delays and worries about securing funding for expensive equipment and supplies. After receiving hands-on training, researchers are encouraged to submit their proposals electronically for any of the following three types of interactions. Short-term proposals are for maximum of 3 months and medium-term interactions may extend from 3 to 24 months. The third type of interaction, lasting from 2 to 5 years, requires collaboration with the faculty of IISc on projects jointly proposed and externally funded. In addition to the above, there is a possibility for requesting one-time services. Proposals are reviewed promptly by domain experts, who work closely with researchers to refine proposals where required. Academic researchers without project funding may access the facilities free of cost. The program also offers similar opportunities to researchers from the industry, on a cost-sharing basis.

More details regarding the program can be found at :

Neighbouring Countries Workshop (3rd February 2016)

Over the past few years, India’s role in promoting and assisting development in the neighbouring countries has increased substantially. In this regard, Centre for Nano science and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science had conducted the 1st Special Training Course in Nanofabrication Technologies for neighbouring countries. Twenty six scientists from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Maldives participated in the Course that was sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. The objective of this special course was to train scientists on both the theoretical and practical aspects of nano-fabrication technologies, “starting from the cleaning of wafers to the packaging of devices".

The training program was held into parts:

  1. Basics of Nano Science and Technology: Lectures by faculty members provided an overview of various aspects of nano science and technology.
  2. Practical Hands-on Training: 
           Participants were provided with practical training in the National Nano Fabrication Facility (NNfC) and the Micro and Nano Characterisation Facility (MNCF) at CeNSE. The participants aimed hands-on training via the following two distinct modules.
    1. Fabrication of a MEMS cantilever.
    2. Fabrication of a silicon solar cell, together with practical training in the MNCF.

Think Nano was a conference organized at our centre on 31st March 2016 and 1st April 2016. Think-Nano was aimed to provide a platform in emerging frontiers of Nanoscience and Engineering for undergraduate and masters’ level students. Think-Nano enables participants to put forth their ideas, explore fields and learn more about current areas of research at the international level. As part of the event, they were be provided exposure to world class research facilities and an opportunity to interact with faculty and researchers at the Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE). Multiple technical events and lectures by eminent scientists scheduled would make Think-Nano a must attend event for any student interested in a career in science and engineering. We will be conducting such events in the coming years as well.


One of the main goals of CeNSE is to translate cutting-edge research and technological innovation into the development of products, services and to help commercialize them successfully. Also, CeNSE foresees long term mutually beneficial relationship with her industrial affiliate members and invites industries to become part of CeNSE life filled with excitement of more than hundred Research scholars/Technologists solving intricate problems to impart disruptive changes in industries/society.

To achieve these goals, CeNSE has Industry Affiliate Program (IAP) to outreach and form close liaison with Industry wherein the program is targeted to bridge the gap between industrial professionals/entrepreneurs and focussed researchers to complement each other for jointly tackling complex problems with cutting-edge research and technologies of nano science and engineering.

Features of Industry Affiliate Memberiapb

1. Free CeNSE Facilities utilization worth Rs. 2 lakh, post usage to be paid [T&C Apply]
2. Facilitating interactions by hosting industry lectures at CeNSE
3. Greater visibility and acknowledgement in published reports
4. Privileged access to current research via CeNSE Annual Symposium/Seminars
5. Interactions with the faculty and student community at CeNSE
6. CeNSE Faculty and Technical Staff to Industry for interactions & Industry visiting CeNSE
7. Student internships / Placement
8. Named distinguished lectures by an International expert
9. Industry named Postdoctoral fellowships
10. Joint research projects, to be funded separately
11. Dedicated workshop for Industry Affiliate(s), to be funded separately
12. Any request from Industry Affiliate

For more details, contact us M:7760055428


Every year around the first week of March, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) opens up the research laboratories to welcome science and engineering enthusiasts to explore and enjoy the world of research and innovation at IISc. Open day is held to commemorate two important days of importance to the institute: 3rd of March is the birthday of Shri Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, whose vision and philanthropy led to the founding of IISc, and the 28th of February is celebrated across India as the National Science Day to mark the anniversary of the discovery of the Raman Effect. Sir C.V. Raman, was the first Indian Director of IISc during 1933-37.

Each year students and staff come together to conceive and build scientific demos that expound the principles of various research directions they are involved in. The demos are fun activities that help bring out the joy of exploration and science.

Other major attractions at CeNSE include:

  1. Tour of nanofabrication facility where you see how devices smaller than one thousandth the width of your hair are fabricated.
  2. Nano Science Quiz where participants test their knowledge of nano science and engineering and win exciting prizes including a chance to go inside the nanofabrication facility.
  3. Getting thermal images.

Starting from 2013, the centre conducts a training program every summer, for promising Undergraduate and Masters students from India and abroad, selected through a rigorous and competitive process. The training is primarily based on the facilities available at CeNSE, and covers a variety of research topics under the broad umbrella of nano science and engineering. The training program will be of 8 -10 weeks duration. The scholarship paid to the eligible candidates would be Rs 5000/month.

How to apply:

Every January we put up online forms in this page for applying to the summer program. Post selection, the list of selected candidates is displayed here.  Last date to submit the application is 27th February 2017.  Results will be out by March 15th 2017.

  1. Do the students have a flexibility in joining date (exams etc.,)?
    The intern has to join the program before 31st May, and should spend at least 8 weeks.
  2. What do we mean by reference letter?
    It means a letter from a faculty member who has taught you a course, or have supervised you in a project.
  3. Eligibility criteria – students studying in various stages of UG/PG?
    Anybody actively enrolled in a degree program (UG/PG) will be eligible. If the student is graduating before the start of summer (May), he/she will not be eligible.
  4. Currently student, by start of the program one would get graduated, is this a constraint?
    See before
  5. If the documents to be uploaded crosses the size limit set at the website, how should a student provide the documents to the centre?
    Send a mail to with your files attached mentioning the reason for not uploading on the website.
  6. To whom should we write for any further queries regarding the program?
    Send your queries to
  7. Any accommodation will be provided to participants of the summer program?
    No accommodations will be provided to the participants.

A few more points to be noted:

These internship positions are industry sponsored and you will receive a sum of Rs 5000/- (Rupees five thousand) per month of your stay.

  1. You are expected to stay at the Centre for a minimum of 8 weeks. Requests for shorter internship periods will not be considered.
  2. You will be responsible for arranging your accommodation.
  3. An oral presentation would have to be made by you at the end of your stay.

Name of the student College
Arkadev Roy IIT Kharagpur
Praneeth Srivanth R IIT Madras
Sanmathi Kamath National Institute Of Technology, Surathkal
Rajarshi Khan IIT Kharagpur
Krishna Chaitanya IIT Madras
Archana Balan VIT University, Vellore,Tamil Nadu, India
Arun Mahesh B.M.S College Of Engineering. Karnataka
Anagha Kamath SVNIT, Surat
Varun Raj K    CUSAT
Aratrika Ghose NIT, Rourkela
Kiran Singh IIT Patna, Bihta,Bihar
Arthi Eswaran National Institute Of Technology,Tiruchirappalli
Jayanthi Akhil    National Institute Of Technology, Durgapur
Ankit Raj    Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur
Siddharth Lal    IIT Kanpur
Aamir Faisal Ansari Visvesvaraya National Institute Of Technology, Nagpur
Aditya Panda Jadavpur University
Neeraj Kaushal National Institute Of Technology, Hamirpur
Anukta Datta National Institute Of Technology, Rourkela
Ishan Sharma Birla Institute Of Technology And Science, Pilani
Shifa Nizami National Institute Of Technology, Uttarakhand
Mukul Sharma Indian Institute Of Technology- Banaras Hindu University(Varanasi)
Mahesh Yogi IIT Guwahati
Om Kesharwani National Institute Of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh

Name of the student College
Abhay Nayak LIT Madras
Abhijith R B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore
Adarsh Senapati IIT Guwahati
Akash Sinha National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India
Anmol Jain National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur
Avratanu Ghosh Jadavpur University
Ayan Biswas IIT Kharagpur
Chittaranj an Baliarsingh National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
Gaurav Garg IIT Roorkee
Geethika Muralidharan International School of Photonics, Cochin University
Guillaume Blot Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon
Harish K National Institute of Technology, Trichy
Mahathi Anand SRM University
Moullick Sonar College of Engineering, Pune
Omkar Mehta Institute of Chemical Technology
Rohm Mahapatra National Institute of Technology Sikki
Shashank Tripathi Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Shivam Chopra PEC University of Technology
Shriddha Chaitanya National Institute of Technology, Surathkal
Sowmya L National Institute Of Technology Calicut
Subhajit Karmakar National Institute Of Technology, Delhi
Swayam Tibrewal VIT University
Vishwanathan Giridar IIT Madras
Washim Alam IIT Kharagpur

Name of the student College
Mallika Bariya Cornell University, New York
Madhav Gupta University of Southern California
Kunal Soni IISc Bangalore
Ani Jose Cochin University of Science and Technology
Kuldeep Reddy SRM University
Subhajit Mohanty IIT KANPUR
Pratyush Srivastava Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
Saket Bhargava BITS – Pilani
Ameet Rajput Maulana Azad National Institute Of Technology
Dandamudi Chola Bhargava IIT, Guwahati
Arun Krishnadas IITM
Chhavi Choudhary IIT ROORKEE
Jishnu Dey IIT Kharagpur
Aranya Goswarai IIT, Kharagpur
Robin Singh National Institute Of Technology Karnataka, Swath
Arghya Patra IIT, Kharagpur

Name of the student College
Mayank Singh Mudgal IIT, Madras
Aneesh.Dash IIT, Bhubaneswar
Preeti.Deshpande Amity Institute of Nanotechnology
Vijay.Ramakrishnan NITK, Surathkal
Deepanshu Mishra IIT, Kanpur
Ravindra Jha NIT, Bhopal
Saee.Vyawahare BITS, Pilani
Sooraj.KP IISER, Bhopal
Vellaluru.Neeharika BITS, Pilani
Moab. Rajan Philip NITK, Surathkal
Himanshu.Jaiswal IIT, Jodhpur
Puneet Jain IIT, Roorkee
Punnag Padhy IIT, Bhubaneswar
Prithivirajan.S R IIT, Bhubaneswar
Soumya.Yandrapalli NITK, Surathkal

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