Nano technology is a great career option for students. Mtech Nano technology is a brilliant study option after Btech, BE degree programs. Nano technology is the science of miniaturization and is applicable in every field. It has a very large scope and is expected to have more demand in future.
Scope of Nanotechnology:
The application of Nanotechnology will open new avenues of research in the world of science and engineering in almost every field, from medicine to fabrics. Due to this, the relatively new field is fast emerging as the favorite of all kinds of technological arena and will be one of the most significant enabling technologies in the future. As a result, there is a great demand for students who do their M. Tech in nanotechnology because a large number of industries and laboratories in India and overseas would lab them up. The M. Tech course in Nanotechnology is of great benefit because students who come from different streams enrich each other to intensify their knowledge.
The candidates who wish to pursue higher studies in Nanotechnology, can apply for M.Tech in Nanotechnology after completing their B.Tech degree in any one of the following. i.e in Material science, Mechanical, Biomedical, Chemical, Biotechnology , Electronics and Computer Science. Those who have completed M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Biotechnology and Computer Science can also join for the M.Tech Course.
Admission to the M.tech Course in Nanotechnology is mainly on the basis of performance in the Entrance Test conducted by college or University. However candidate with valid GATE score can also apply and will be considered for admission. Merit list will be prepared and candidates will be called for counseling.
Institutions(Colleges) Providing Mtech Nanotechnology:
Many scientific institutions have started research and development activities in this field. The commercial viability of nanotechnology is being identified by Indian industries. Nanotechnology programmes are available at the M.Tech. and Ph.D. levels, but very few institutes/varsities offer this course.
These institutions are:
1. Amity Institute of Nanotechnology offers M.Tech. Nanotechnology ( www.amity.edu)
2. Jadavpur University, Kolkata ( www.jadavpur.edu ), conducts an M.Tech. Nanotechnology course.
3. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, conducts an ME course with nanotechnology as an elective subject.
4. In Kerala, the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, also provides higher education / research facilities in nanotechnology.
5. Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
6. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
7. National Physical Laboratory, Delhi
8. Solid State Physics Laboratory, Delhi
9. National Chemical Laboratory, Pune;
10. Central Scientific Instruments Organization, Chandigarh;
11. Defence Materials Store Research & Development Organizations, kanpur
12. Indian Institutes of Technology at Kanpur, Chennai, Guwahati, Delhi and Mumbai.
Demand and salary: There is a growing demand for nanotechnology, you will start with a monthly salary of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000. The further rise is manifold and perks could be much more.
Skills and Potential:
Nanotechnology is not a managerial profession but a research field, engaged in finding out new structure and studying the properties of nano particles. In order to study Nanotechnology, one should have a good background of physics and chemistry. Moreover, they should have an open, enquiring and scientific bent of mind with sound analytical skills and a natural propensity for research work. This is a field which requires a lot of hard work and what is most essential is a burning desire to work. Skills in mathematics and computer programming would be an asset. Any knowledge that can be gained through formal, informal and self education would add your potential and value. Nanotechnology is a technology intensive field which requires adequate lab training for expert handling of advanced equipment like electron microscopy and micro-engineering. An analysis in the field of Nanotechnology requires applications of varied fields including bioscience, medical science, environment, electronics, cosmetics, security and range of other subject areas.