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Enveloping & Radical: Nanotech Age…

Stone age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Silicon age, so many ages to witness, But the question is What’s Next??? >>> Nanotech Age. The epoch, that is nascent but is enveloping and ground-breaking. Know-how to be the part of and create history…

The potential benefits of NANO TECHNOLOGY as career are both pervasive and revolutionary. Nanotechnology is basically creation of functional materials, devices and systems through the control of matter on the nanometer scale. It is the turf of science & technology which deals with the study of Nano range involving i.e. (1 to 100 nanometer). “Although Nanotech is in its nascent stage, still it has huge compass for research and advances”, said Lawrence Kumar, Assistant Professor, Central University of Jharkhand. Any particle when reduced to Nano dimension shows radical change in Physical, Chemical, Magnetic, Optical and electrical properties. Being embryonic, the target areas are electronics, medicine and other healthcare products as well as industrial products. And in near future it will incarcerate the market like agriculture, food, space research, media and textile.
“An interdisciplinary course with gigantic scope in research and industries will offer me a bright career opportunity in electronic and medical meadow as technology is getting sleek and nano day by day”, said Abhinav Kumar, an aspirant in Integrated Nano-Technology Course, Central University of Jharkhand.

“National Nanotechnology Initiative” formed and controlled by U.S. govt. divulges, “projections are estimated to be nearly two million workers worldwide by 2015”. And the potential countries to offer the opportunity includes 0.8-0.9 million – USA, 0.5-0.6 million – Japan, 0.3-0.4 million – Europe, 0,2 million – Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), 0.1 million – other regions. In addition, nanotechnology will create another five million jobs worldwide in support fields and industries.

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“I want to work as a scientist and would like to work on cancer and other curable disease”, said Piyush Sinha, a Second year student, Nano-Technology, Central University of Jharkhand. This field provides the scope to play an active role in shaping advanced material in an International environment for the future growth of the economies in the region. “One can get good job in Research and Development sector provided one have a good understanding of the subject matter”, said Avinash Atal, student, NanoTechnology, Central University of Jharkhand. Considering the importance of research and development (R& D) in this new area, Indian industry has focused on nanomaterial and many scientific institutions have started research and development activities in the field. The CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) has set up 38 laboratories, across the country, to carry out research and development work in this field. Those with Ph.D in Nanotechnology will have vibrant opportunities in the Research & Development sectors.

For a career in Nano-Technology background in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is crucial along with Computer Knowledge. For admissions to M. Tech. (Nanotechnology) course candidates must have a B. Tech. / B. E. degree in Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering or Pharmaceutical Technology with a at least of 65% marks. Apart from this few institute in India are providing with 5 Year integrated (B.Tech +M.Tech) in field of Nano-Technology straight away after +2 with 55% in AISSCE and qualifying an entrance test.

Colleges & Institutions
                 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi ( National Physical Laboratory, Delhi. National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Central Scientific Instruments Organization, Chandigarh. Defence Materials Store Research & Development Organizations, kanpur. Indian Institutes of Technology at Kanpur, Chennai, Guwahati, Delhi and Mumbai. Amity Institute of Nanotechnology (AINT), Noida( Uttar Pradesh ) Biosys Biotech Lab & Research Centre, Chennai( Tamil Nadu ) Indian Institute of Science : Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN), Bangalore Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal( Madhya Pradesh ) National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela( Orissa ) University of Madras : School of Physical Science, Guindy( Tamil Nadu ) Amritha Centre for Nano-Sciences (ACNS), Kochi( Kerala Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology : Dept. of Bio-Nano -Technology, Hisar National Institute of Technology (NIT),Kurukshetra( Haryana )

Specialization       Thin Film Magnetic Nanomaterials Smart materials Nanomechanics Nanocomposite Shape memory alloy

One can go for specialization in the above mentioned vicinity, as the arena is at nascent stage in India there are miles to go… Career Prospects Nanotechnology is currently in a very infantile stage. However Nanotechnology in near future will revolutionized so many things such as i. Creation of materials which will harder, more durable, resistant, lighter and less expensive. ii. Electronic components will become smaller and smaller, allowing to design more powerful computers iii. A vast increase in the potential of solar energy generation iv. A much possibility in the field of health sector to fight genetic decease, cancerous cell

Remuneration “A person could get Rs 25000/- to no upper limit depending upon the specialization and domain knowledge of the subject and in this sector there is no fixed salary. It depends on in which way you have trained yourself. Deep understanding of the subject is the main concern. You may have a dynamic personality, but if you don't have a grip on the subject you don't stand anywhere”, said Lawrence Kumar.