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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 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.

The I-STEM Web Portal is the gateway for users to locate the specific facility(ties) they need for their R&D work and identify the one that is either located closest to them or available the soonest.

Through a recent GoI directive, institutions with R&D facilities funded by agencies of the GoI are now required to list them on the I-STEM Portal. Through the I-STEM Portal or the web site of the organization where the desired facility is located, one can make a reservation for using it.

To enable the running and maintenance of the resources, the organization may charge a fee, which depends on whether the user is from the academia, a public institution, or from industry. A panel of Experts will be formed over time to help users make the most informed use of resources available through I-STEM.

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Welcome to PressCeNSE, our quarterly newsletter. You will find that the goal of this publication is to keep our membership informed and involved in the academic and research activities of CeNSE, and other notable achievements. Every issue of the newsletter will be posted on our website and can be downloaded by simply clicking on the link given below.


Industry Affiliate Program

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 Member
  1.  Free CeNSE Facilities utilization worth Rs. 2 lakhs, (additional usage beyond this to be paid separately [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.  Possibility of M.Tech. project (choice is left to the student)
  8.  Facilitation of Student internships / Placement (choice is left to the student)
  9.  Industry named distinguished lectures by an International expert
  10.  Industry named Postdoctoral fellowships
  11.  Joint research projects, to be funded separately
  12.  Dedicated workshop for Industry Affiliate(s), to be funded separately
  13.  Any request from Industry Affiliate





Contact Details
Prof. Rudra Pratap,
Professor and Faculty In-charge- IAP, CeNSE, IISc
Mr Peter Manoj,
Program Coordinator - Industry Affiliate Program [SFT], CeNSE, IISc
M:+91 77600 55428

Address for correspondence:

Industry Affiliate Program Office (GF-04)
Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE),
Indian Institute of Science (IISc),
Bangalore – 560012





InCeNSE (Incubator at CeNSE), the Technology Business Incubator (TBI) at The Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is funded by Government of Karnataka to support ideas from entrepreneurs and start-ups (not restricted to IISc alumni) in the area of nanotechnology. It aims to be one-stop shop and platform for translating ideas to products, and offers incubatees an incomparable support to grow their businesses for different applications by providing them with access to state-of-the-art lab and fabrication facilities, supported by experienced technologists, as well as the intellectual domain knowledge of CeNSE faculty.

To be the pioneer in global Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology based incubator ecosystems.
To be launch pad in the domain of deep Nanoelectronics and Nanoscience technologies & systems. ​
1. To respect Intellectual Properties with discipline and integrity at all times​.​
2. To value and respect individual professionals and expertise​.​
3. To push forward ecosystem support to people with merit in their technology and business.​
4. To value process driven operations and decision making system that ensures entities of merit get all benefits.​

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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 Homepage for applying to the summer program. Post selection, the list of selected candidates is displayed here.  Last date to submit the application is 29th February 2020.

Application has been closed for current year.


Due to the Covid-2019 crisis, the selection process of Summer Internship-2020 will be on hold until IISc reopens. Watch this space for further updates.




  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. Which Faculty details to be provided in the Application? 
      Faculty is your faculty under whom you are studying at present, not IISc faculty with whom you will work during your internship.
  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. To whom should we write for any further queries regarding the program?
    Send your queries to
  6. 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
Panda Sarthak Shantanoo Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad
Jatin Arora Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) - Pilani
Rupayan Sarkar Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Agnivarna Trivedi National Institute of Technology,Durgapur
Varun Kumar M National Institute of Technology Karnataka
Ujjwal Chitnis National Institute of Technology Raipur
Saksham Mahajan IISER MOHALI
Vidhukiran Venkataraman BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Manan Atul Suraiya National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
Aditya Ashutosh National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura
Rishav Mansuri Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Atif Jan BITS-Pilani
ANKUR SINGH Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Ayman Urfa University of Waterloo
Nabasindhu Das IIT Roorkee
P Sree Harsha IIT Madras
Abdul Qadir M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology
Ipsita Panda National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli
K.Nomalatha National Institute of Technology, Warangal
Swathilakshmi NITK, Surathkal
Aniruddh Holemadlu Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology
Pavithra Venkataraman Ramaiah Institute of Technology
K.S.Akkash scsvmv deemed to be university
Shashank Tripathi SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Harshita Thakur National Institute of Technology Raipur

Name of the student College
Aditya Shah NIT-K Surathkal
Shwetha S Kumar NIT Trichy
Athulya Babu NIT TRICHY
Harshitha.S IIT MADRAS
Nidhi Malhotra IIT BHU Varanasi
Sudeshna Sen NIT Durgapur
Sneha Banerjee NIT Durgapur
Shreyans Tiwari IIT (BHU) Varanasi
Mohit Jain NIT Raipur
Shruti Pandey NIT RAIPUR
Nikhil Navaratna BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Sagar IIT Delhi
Sparsh Agarwal Iowa State University 
Aniket Ghangas NIT Kurukshetra
Pema Wanchuk Lama NMIT
Vaibhav Verma CBS Mumbai
Nikhil Utsav NIT Arunachal Pradesh
Midhush Manohar T.K. PES University
Vaibhav Sharma BITS-Pilani hyderabad Campus
Velury Suguna Varshini Ramaiah Institute of Technology

Name of the student College
Abhishek Upadhyay National Institute Of Technology Nagaland
Aditya Tripathi IIT Delhi
Anish Pradhan National Institute Of Technology Durgapur
Anwesha Saha University of Massachusetts Amherst
Deeksha Pai S National Institute Of Technology, Karnataka, Surathkal
Divyam Tayal Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
Elizabath Peter National Institute Of Technology, Calicut, Kerala
Farsana N A

National Institute Of Technology Calicut, Kerala

Haley Wohlever University of Rochester, New York, USA
Monalisa Mallick Defence Institute of Advanced Technology,Pune, Maharashtra
Purbesh Mitra Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Rebecca Ananya Mathias Ramaiah Institute of Technology
Ritwik Vatsyayan IIT Guwahati
S Suparna Indian Institute of Technology  Madras, Chennai
Sai Venkata Gayathri A National Institute Of Technology Tiruchirappalli
Sanjana S R V College Of Engineering
Tanvi Verma Indian Institute of Technology  Roorkee

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

CeNSE Department in joint collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science (RGUHS) Karnataka, “Training Program on Nanotechnology Relevant to Medical Research” for Medical Professionals.

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C-DNA is a special training program aimed at researchers from biology or medical background, who are interested to pursue interdisciplinary research in nanobiotechnology. The program is aimed to catalyze research and education in nano-biotechnology across the entire country with a focus on the nanoengineering and nanotechnology aspects of this interdisciplinary field. This program was recommended by the nanobiotechnology task force of DBT and to kick-start the program, we are planning a 2-day workshop bringing in eminent speakers from around the country who are working at the intersection of biological science, clinical & translational research, and nanotechnology.

C-DNA inaugural workshop to be held on 4th and 5th November click here.

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