Inclusion of SRMIST under 12(B) of the UGC Act

About the department

The Department of Nanotechnology has been recognized as one of the core competence centers for excellence in research as well as academia. Nanotechnology is an inherently interdisciplinary field and bridges physics, biology, materials science, and chemistry. It has been recently shown tremendous attention and deals with the latest developments in the various disciplines such as Material Science, Micro(Nano) electronics, Manufacturing of miniaturized electronic and optical devices, quantum computing, Computational Nanotechnology, Nanomechanical engineering & sensors, Nanolithography & Nanointerface engineering, Nanomagnetism etc. It is expected to greatly impact Nanomedicine, BioNanotechnology, Nanoeconomy, Industrial and Commercial Applications, Nano-Intellectual Property Rights.


B.Tech. (Nanotechnology): The four year programme is designed to help prepare students from a broad range of disciplines for careers or graduate study in fields involving nanotechnology. These fields cover a spectrum ranging from medicine (drug delivery) and catalysis to surface/bulk chemistry and controlling even at the atomic/molecular scale to quantum computing. The students are consistently encouraged to develop this interdisciplinary approach to science and engineering. The course prepares the exciting career opportunities in a variety of diverse fields to the students.


M.S. (Nanotechnology): The program imparts several courses in Material Science, Thermodynamics, Mathematical physics, Quantum Physics, Nanochemistry initially. Later on, it provides the basic aspects of Instrumentation techniques and the advanced courses such as Thin Film Technology and Nanophotonics. At the end of programme, the students are expected to do a well-qualified project. This program is intended to enable the students' interests and provide the basic research activities for deeper insights in both theoretical and experimental aspects.


The school has a few number of highly motivated and potential candidates with the widely expertise aspects of different subfields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The faculty involve in various advanced research activities such as Nanomagnetism, Molecular Nanoelectronics, fabrication of carbon based nanostructures, organic and polymer based field-effect transistors, Interface engineering, nanocomputing, Nanodrugs, Nanosensors, etc. The faculty is expected to explore the various disciplines and to balance between the academic and research skills.

Research and Consultancy

The Nanotechnology Research center (NRC) encourages inter-department research and academia activities. The students from different disciplines also benefit. The thriving research due to be implemented here will focus on assessing the true nature of surface and to provide the exact quantifications between surface chemistry and bulk chemistry.

Industry collaboration

To develop and maintain state-of-the-art quality, the department is constantly creating Government-Academy-Industry collaborations, with other R&D institutions/organizations.


The department provides comprehensive guidance to career aspects along with many helpful hints on choosing the right career and landing a well-paying job that is best suited to one's skills and interests. There is a huge demand in Europe, Far East Asian countries, USA, Canada, and in India. This enables students to pursue their higher studies in India as well as in well-established centers abroad.