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Nanotechnology is a fundamental, enabling and emerging technology which allow us to do new things in almost every conceivable technological discipline. Nano means ultra-small (10-9 M) but of high potency and emerging with large number of applications piercing through all the discipline of knowledge, leading to Industrial & Technological growth.
Considering the importance &wide applications of Nanotechnology, a unique seat of learning this subject Department of Nanoscience and Technology ALAGAPPA UNIVERSITY has been established in May 2008. The department of Nanoscience and Technology (DNST) the programme comprises of M.Sc. (Nanoscience &Technology [NST]), M.Sc ( Chemistry) with Specialization in NST, M.Phil. (NST) and Ph.D. (NST), in the field of Nanoscience and Technology. Our eminent faculties taking care of teaching and guiding the students in the frontier areas of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and they have drawn a noteworthy syllabus for the entire Programs. The department has high impact in the field of Nano-Research activities.
Hydrogen Energy, Photocatalysis, Nanomaterials for Electronics and Power sources, Conducting Polymers and their composites, Nanomagnetism, Core-shell based solar cells and Magnetism, Nanomaterials for Energy Applications, Bio-molecule Sensors, Semiconductor Quantum Dots (QDs), photonics device fabrication, Luminescent Nanoparticles, QDs for bio-medical imaging, Nanomedicine, Nano-marine biology and Pharmaceutical science and Nano-Toxicology.
Department of Nanoscience and Technology has sponsored projects from various funding agencies such as UGC- New Delhi, DST-SERB, European Union, DBT, ICMR, AURF and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
DNST is association with national/international research institute and universities. Central electro chemical research institute (CECRI)-Karaikudi, Bose institute-Kolkata, Defense Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT)-Pune, Defence materials Research Lab.(DMRL), Hyderabad, Bhanaras Hindu University-IIT, Varanasi, Yonsei University, Seol, S. Korea, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, Pohang University, S. Korea, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, S. Korea KUN-University, South Korea.
Dr. K. Gurunathan
Professor and Head
5th Floor, Science Campus
Department of Nanoscience and Technology
Alagappa University, Karaikudi - 630 003
Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: +91-4565-225630, +91-4565-229449
Nanotechnology is one of the key technologies of the 21st century. The current and future fields of application of nanotechnology are electronics, mechanical engineering, biomedical, satellite, automobile and pharmaceutical industries, the field of new materials and environmetal technology. One academic course is necessary to create awareness to students in the emerging field and also it should teach basics, concepts and developments of nanoscience to students to make them as scientist or technologists in this filed. Hence, our task is to introduce the M.Sc programme in Nanoscience& Technology to educate the undergraduate students in the fascinating fields. Rigorous and comprehensive in approach, this syllabus presents essential contents in a detailed, clear and direct way.
This programme is offered under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The CBCS enables the students to select variety of subjects as per their interest and requirement. Acquiring knowledge in the related fields is advantageous to the students. Fast learners can earn more credits than the stipulated minimum of 72 credits. The programme is structured in such a way to impart more knowledge in science, in particular in Chemistry.
A candidate who has passed B.Sc., Degree Examination with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subject of study of any university or any of the B.Sc., degree examination with specialization such as Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Electronics, Nuclear Physics, Biophysics, Industrial chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Nanoscience, Nanobiotechnology, Biochemistry and Micro-biology or any other specialization in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology and B.E/B.Tech in Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Electronics and Communication and Bio-Medical of some other university accepted by the syndicate as equivalent there to, subject to such condition as may be prescribed therefore shall be permitted to appear and qualify for the M.Sc. Degree in Nanoscience and Technology of this University after a course of study of two academic years.
As per our Alagappa University admission procedure.
M.Sc. Nanoscience and Technology (CBCS - Structure of the Course)
Note: C – Core Courses, E – Elective Courses & S – Supportive Courses; L – Lecture, Tutorial, P – Practical, C-credit
The programme is named Branch IV (b) - M.Sc. Chemistry-Specialization in Nanoscience and Technology CBCS). The syllabus for this programme is framed under the rules of the Choice Based Credit Semester System of this University and both Core- and Elective courses were incorporated as its components. The CBCS enables the students to select variety of subjects as per their interest and requirement. Acquiring knowledge in the related fields is advantageous to the students. Fast learners can earn more credits than the stipulated minimum of 90 credits.
All basic life forms on Earth depend greatly on chemistry for their survival, including us. Chemistry is a big part of your everyday life. We find chemistry in daily life in the foods we eat, the air we breathe, our soap, our emotions and literally every object we can see or touch. Without chemistry it would be extremely hard for us to live. We need chemistry and chemicals for everything we do.
Chemistry is a pervasive subject. All the branches of science need chemistry. It is an experimental science and students need to train in practicals to get expertise in doing fine experiments and handle sophisticated instruments. Along with the data obtained its statistical analysis is also required to establish authenticity in the fields like environmental science, space chemistry and biotechnology. There are immense potentialities for chemistry and post graduates to undertake advanced research or in Industries as skilled chemists. It is important for the educators to provide a platform for the student community to study in detail the basics and advancements in chemistry. Hence our goal in floating the M.Sc programme in Chemistry-Specialization in Nanoscience and Technology is to educate the undergraduate students of chemistry in the fascinating fields of chemistry in an effective manner. This syllabus presents essential contents in a detailed, clear and direct way.
The major objectives of M.Sc. Chemistry-Specialization in Nanoscience and Technology are:
A candidate who is a B.Sc. graduate of this University or any recognized University in the main subject/subjects as given below or who has passed an examination accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent there to is eligible for admission to M.Sc. Chemistry- Specialization in Nanoscience and Technology programme.
The admission is subject to the prevailing rules and regulations for PG admission of this University. The candidate has to undergo this programme in the Department of Nanoscience and Technology, Alagappa University and complete all the examinations prescribed under the four semesters to qualify for this degree.
The programme is for a period of two years. Each year shall consist of two semesters viz. Odd and Even semesters. Odd semesters shall be from July to November and even semesters shall be from December to April. There shall be 90 working days which shall comprise 540 teaching clock hours for each semester (exclusive of the days for the conduct of University end semester examination).
M.Sc. Chemistry-Specialization in Nanoscience and Technology programme consists of number of courses. The term ‘course’ is applied to indicate a logical part of the subject matter of the programme and invariably equivalent to the subject matter of a “paper” in the conventional sense.
M.Sc. Chemistry-Specialization In Nanoscience And Technology
Organic Chemistry -I
Physical Chemistry -I
Inorganic Chemistry Practical
Organic Chemistry -II
Physical Chemistry -II
Organic Chemistry Practical
Organic Chemistry -III
Physical Chemistry -III
Nanomaterials Characterization Techniques
Physical Chemistry Practical
Application of Nanotechnology
Practical IV Nanoscience and Technology
Elective VI (Nanocomposites)
Project Work -Report & Viva-voce
*Depending upon the requirement, any one of the above courses will be floated in a semester.
Candidates for admission to Master of Philosophy in Nanoscience and Technology ( M. Phil] should have Master of Science in Nanoscience & Technology or M.Tech (Nanotech) from a recognised University and must have obtained 55% marks at graduation level (OR) M.Sc. in any branch of Physical Sciences and life sciences.
The course shall extend over a period of one year under Semester Pattern accounting to two Semesters.
Admission shall be based on Entrance Examination conducted on the following criteria
M.Phil. (Nanoscience and Technology) programme [Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)]
Nano-Gas Sensor –Set-up, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Cycle Tester, Spin Coater, Furnaces and Impedance Spectroscopy, Bomb Calorimeter and Microscope.
Alumni - Department of Nanoscience & Technology
Placement Brochure 2016-17
Placement - M. Phil Nanoscience & Technology
Newsletter Jan-March 2017
Newsletter September 2016
Two days National seminar on nanomaterials for specialized application (NMSA-2017) organized by Department of Nanoscience and Technology was inaugurated by Prof. S. Subbiah, Vice-chancellor of Alagappa University on 9th February 2017 in the presence of dignitaries Dr. Vijayamohanan K. Pillai Director CSIR-CECRI and Prof. R. Renganathan UGC- Emeritus Fellow, School of Chemistry. The seminar commenced with the inaugural ceremony, which entailed the customary practice of lighting the lamp by our honourable Vice-chancellor and chief guests. The dais was marked by the presence of esteemed Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. S. Subbiah, Dr. Vijayamohanan K. Pillai Director CSIR-CECRI chief guest and Prof. R. Renganathan UGC- Emeritus Fellow, School of Chemistry, Bharathidasan university, Guest of Honour.
Prof. K. Gurunathan, Member of Syndicate, Head, Department of Nanoscience and Technology welcomed the dignitaries, chief guest, guest of honour and participants. In his welcome address professor outlined the theme and objective of the two days national seminar NMSA-2017. Prof. K. Gurunathan briefed the various aspects of nanotechnology, its application in the field of science and technology and its revolution in 21st century.
Prof. S. Subbiah in his presidential address emphasized that Nanotechnology is emerging as sixth revolutionary technology in the current era. In his inaugural speech he mentioned that no research is possible without the help of nanotechnology because it plays a crucial role in almost all fields of science. He specified that the main objectives of the two-days national seminar is to create awarness and update the significance of nanotechnology research among the younger generation. Dr. Vijayamohanan K. Pillai Director CSIR-CECRI in his inaugural address highlighted the recent advances of nanoscience and technology in the field of Biotechnology, Environmental remediation, Sensors and Semiconductors.
He also pointed out the multifunctional application of nanomaterial in industries, which play a great impact in improving the economy of the country. He also explained the theronastic application of nanotechnology in medicine specifically in the field of stem cell regeneration and tumour therapy. Prof. R. Renganathan, in his felicitation address, stressed the need for application based nanomaterial research which will have positive advancement in the life of society. Prof. P. Shakkthivel proposed the vote of thanks.
Photo of World Standards Day-2013 (WSD) Key note address given by Er.S. Ambalavanan, Chief Scientist, ECPS Division, CECRI by our organized by Dept. of Nanoscience & technology on 05.11. 2013.
Photo of Small Industry Day ( SID-2015) organised on 31.8. 2015
Industrial visit on 8th & 9th August 2015 to Tamil Nadu Paper Limited (TNPL), Karur
PTA meeting held on 5.2. 2016