What is Nanotechnology - Courses, Colleges, Career & Salary

Professional Courses in India - Nanotechnology


Nanotechnology or in simple language-the science of the miniature, is fast emerging as one of the hottest career option available to Indian engineering graduates.

'Nano' in Greek means dwarf. The foundation of nanotechnology lies on the fact that when any matter is reduced to its nano dimension (10-9metre =1namometre) it starts showing very strong changes in its properties, this includes changes in Physical, Chemical, magnetic, optical, mechanical and electrical properties.

Atoms are the smallest particles forming anything on this planet. Their pattern of arrangement decides various properties demonstrated by any material.

Through extensive research in nanotechnology, now scientists are able to claim that if atoms in coal are reassembled, then diamonds can also be produced.

Such an analysis requires applications from varied fields including bioscience, medical science, environment, electronics, cosmetics, security and range of other subject areas.

The scope and application of nanotechnology is far-reaching and quite amazing too. Its s being said now that 21st century would be the century of nanotechnology as it would revolutionize every field.

From medicine to aerospace and from engineering to many industrial and technological areas, Nanotechnology would be the ideal platform to address all issues.

Nanotechnology is subject which primarily draws inputs from various subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Bio-informatics and Bio- technology, etc.

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Eligibility Criteria

In order to become a nanotechnology specialist, aspirants must ideally be equipped with a post graduate qualification in the subject. Generally speaking, M. Tech and M.Sc degrees are being offered by various institutions and universities, for which the criteria is generally set as a degree in Physics, Chemistry or in Biotechnology.

Professional Courses in India - Nanotechnology

Career Scope & Job Prospects

A nanotechnologist can easily find lucrative career opportunities in the following fields,

  • Agriculture
  • Environment industry
  • Medicine
  • Food and Beverage
  • Teaching
  • Genetics
  • Bio-technology
  • Space Research
  • Forensic Science.

Salary Package

Sky is the limit for a qualified nanotechnologist. In this field, even the starting monthly salary ranges from of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 35,000. Besides there is always scope for other perks and benefits.

MNCs obviously pay more to a nanotechnologist.

Top Colleges/Institutes for Nanotechnology

No. College/Institute
1 Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi
2 Indian Institute of Technology - Mumbai
3 Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur
4 Indian Institute of Technology - Chennai 
5 Indian Institute of Technology - Guwahati
6 Amity Institute of Nanotechnology - Noida
7 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research - Bangalore
8 Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore
9 National Physical Laboratory - New Delhi
10 Jamia Millia University - New Delhi
11 Solid State Physics Laboratory - New Delhi
12 National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) - Pune

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