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Inauguration on July 03,
at 9:30 am by


Minister, IT, BT & TourismGovt. of Karnataka

Valedictory on July 04,
at 3:30 pm by

Shri Gaurav Gupta

Principal Secretary to Government, IT, BT & Science & Technology Department, BengaluruGovt. of Karnataka

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kaushik Vaidya

Applied Materials

Dr. Amitava Paramanik

Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

Dr. Suraj Rengarajan

Applied Materials

Shri MN Vidyashankar


Prof. Navakanta Bhat


Dr. RK Sharma

Director. SSPL, DRDO


Navakanta Bhat
Professor and Chair, CeNSE

MN Vidyashankar
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA)
Akshay Naik

Organizing Chair
Sanjeev Shrivastava

National Advisory Board

S A Shivashankar

V Venkataraman
Physics, IISc

K J Vinoy

Praveen C Ramamurthy
Materials Engg. IISc

P Ghatak
Nanotechnology Division,
MeitY, Govt. of India

G V Raghunath Reddy
Nano Mission,

Madhu V Atre
(Founding Executive Council Member,
IESA & Visiting Scientist, CeNSE)

Local Organizing Committee

Y P Prabhakara Rao
Vijay Mishra
P Deepalakshmi
Sabiha Sultana
B N Suma
Varadharaja Perumal
Siva Penmetsa
Aravinda B N
P S Somashekar
Narmdeshwar Pandey
H D Vanitha
R N Narahari


The  Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE, Indian Institute of Science) houses a state-of-the-art national facility for nanofabrication, established in 2011, with support mainly from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), GoI, and complementary support  from  DST and DRDO. In addition to being the “Centre” for doctoral research work carried out by more than two hundred Institute students, our Centre also hosts the Indian Nanoelectronics Users Program (INUP), funded by MeitY, through which our sophisticated facilities are made available to academic researchers from around the country. INUP has been a very popular and successful program, with thousands of researchers from about 450 academic institutions benefiting from it.

It has always been the goal to make CeNSE facilities available to industry and to work in collaboration with industry. For example, CeNSE has taken the unique initiative of establishing an Industry Affiliate Program, through which established Indian and Multinational companies such as Centum Electronics, Unilever, SanDisk, Bharat Electronics, and L&T work in partnership with CeNSE. Encouraged by the experience, CeNSE is now very keen to become, and be a part of, the acclaimed high-tech start-up ecosystem in the Bengaluru region. Indeed, several notable start-ups have been seeded by CeNSE faculty and alumni.  It is our mission to develop a program through which high-tech entrepreneurs make CeNSE part of “their laboratory”.

Given the ambience and excitement created by the Make in India and Start Up India initiatives of the Government of India, and the great success of the INUP, it appears very timely - and a very “natural corollary” to the highly successful INUP - to include industry, especially startups, under the “INUP umbrella” as well.

The National Symposium on Nano Science and Technology 2017 (NSNST-2017) is therefore aimed at bringing industry, startups, national labs and academia together to spark fruitful collaboration, involving CeNSE, in the broad domain of nanoscience and technology. Accordingly, the three-day Symposium includes not only tutorials and lectures by outstanding experts from industry and academia, but also “Thematic Clusters” in which you – the participants – will meet in groups to “think up” brand new ideas and initiatives. These may lead to collaboration on  projects of mutual interest, solutions to nagging problems in industry and, hopefully, to new startups and new products that meet society’s needs. That is why the India Electronics and Semiconductors Association (IESA) is co-sponsoring the Symposium.

To ensure that the Symposium is successful in its goals of establishing collaborations between the participants and CeNSE, and among the participants themselves, through the various “Cluster Meetings” to be held on July 3rd and 4th, we would like to ask the likely participants to attend a “Pre-Symposium” meeting. At this meeting, the different Clusters will be “seeded”, if not formed entirely. (This is because participants from outside Bengaluru may not be able to attend this Pre-Symposium meeting.) Efforts will be made to have Skype call-in so that Participants from outside Bengaluru can also express their interests and preferences. It is proposed to hold the pre-Symposium meeting well in advance, probably on weekend, to understand the research need in the themes proposed.  

Benefits of attending NSNST-2017: Projects of mutual interest in purview of Make in India, and Startup India may be undertaken at CeNSE for successful execution. CeNSE offers training to industry participants in cleanroom and characterization facilities at nominal rates.

Fittingly, the Symposium will be inaugurated by a senior representative of the Govt. of Karnataka (to be announced soon on the NSNST website). The GoK has recently provided a grant to CeNSE to establish a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in Nanotechnology. Given this very favourable background, we are confident that your participation in NSNST will add to the strength of the “Start-up wind” blowing in Bengaluru and carry it in the direction of nanotechnology.

Tutorial topics and Themes of “Clusters"

Tutorial topics: (i) Photovoltaics, (ii) MEMS, (iii) Bio-Sensors, (iv) Photonics.

Themes of “Clusters”: (i) Healthcare and Wellness (ii) Agriculture and Water (iii) Energy (iv) Sensors.

We invite you to present your idea/interest/passion/result in a Poster during one of the Poster Sessions in the Symposium. A tour of the facilities at CeNSE will help you assess and dream of possibilities.

Participants from Industry need to register at: Registration for Industry and also submit two-page proposal including your company profile, research interest, research and facilities, etc. needed from CeNSE to nsnst.iisc@gmail.com

Participants from Academia and National Labs need to register at: Registration for Academia and also submit two-page proposal including your profile, research interest, research and facilities, etc. needed from CeNSE to nsnst.iisc@gmail.com

Registration Fee

Categories of Participation Registration up to May 5, 2017 (INR) Registration After May 5, 2017 (INR)
Research Scholars 1500 2000
Regular (academic) 2000 3000
National Lab/Industry/Starups NIL NIL

Fellowship: Limited Fellowship will be given to some of the participants who are interested to attend the symposium. It covers their registration and Travel cost (As per rule of INUP i.e. upto 3rd AC Rail fare or less/ No airfare reimbursement) upto some extent (Intersted candidates may apply)

Mode of Payment: Payment may be made through Demand draft in favor of “INUP WORKSHOP” Payable at, IISc Branch, Bangalore

Name of the Beneficiary:       INUP WORKSHOP
Account Number:                   0683101027458    
Type of Account:                    Savings Account
MICR Code:                           560015023
IFSC Code:                            CNRB0000683(IISc Branch, Bengaluru)

Important Note:

  1. There is no registration fee for National lab/Startups/Industry/IESA members. Also please make a note that no accommodation/TA will be provided to attend this symposium.
  2. We would like to – and hope to – have participants from as many companies as possible. So, we would like to limit the number of participants to TWO from a company.

Important Date::

Last Date for Registration: 25th June 2017

Pre-Symposium Meeting: June 17,2017(Saturday)

We look forward to meeting you at CeNSE in July this year.

Organizing Chair:

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava
CeNSE, IISc, Bangalore-560012
Mobile: +91 82775 66371

Contact Us

Organizing Chair

SF-37, INUP Office,
Centre for Nano Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science,
Email : nsnst.iisc@gmail.com
Tel: 080-22933542, 23603281