I’ve just completed my Std XII exams (TN Board). I would love to pursue a higher course in Nano Science as it has always been a field of my interest and fascination, but I’ve been told that the career opportunities in this field are very scant. What are the career opportunities after an integrated M.Tech in Nano Science?
Nanoscience is the science of very small particles known as nanoparticles. A nanometre is one millionth of a millimetre. To give you an idea of how long a nanometre is: a printed page is about 75,000 nanometres thick and human hair is 50,000 nanometres thick. When structures are made small enough, in the nanometre size range – they can take on interesting and useful properties.
Very few institutes offer graduation in this field. Some of these are SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai; Noorul Islam University, Thuckalay, Tamil Nadu; Amity Institute of Nanotechnology, Noida.
Most of the institutes offer M.Tech and Ph.D. Some good institutes are Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of science; Centre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Biomaterials (CeNTAB) Sastra University, Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur.
Nanotechnology is still in the early stages of development in India. The Government of India has instituted S&T Initiatives in nanotechnology. However, nanotechnology professionals are in great demand in mainstream electronics, industrial products and healthcare markets.
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