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Jawaharlal Nehru University launched New Research Programme in Nanoscience

Feb 18, 2014 17:54 IST

    Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) Special Centre for Nanoscience (SCNS) started a new PhD programme which will specialize in the research and study of Nanoscience.

    Nanoscience considered being a popular field in various other countries is yet to emerge wholly in India, with which its prospects are likely to grow even more, exponentially.

    University Grants Commission (UGC) approved JNU to launch the Ph.D course in Nanoscience, seeing its prospects. Centre for Nanoscience, JNU, chairperson, Himadri Bohidar stated that requirement to train the manpower in the synthesis of nanostructures and exploit their industrial applications in areas such as pharmaceutics, environment, semiconductors, biology, etc has increased now. The JNU’s new programme in the field is specialised in nature and is aimed at providing students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals and complexities of nanoscience.

    Nanoscience experts deal in many industries encompassing medical, agricultural, pharmaceutical as well as research areas. With growth in the demand of Nanoscience experts, the demand for proficient faculty in the respective field is also likely to be increased.

    The JNU PhD programme in Nanoscience will be a 4-5 years duration programme, to first begun with the Classroom lectures. Later in the course, the intensive research shall go upto 5 years only after which the doctorate degree will be honored to the researcher. The faculty members to teach would vary and be from different disciplines since study of Nanoscience involves various interdisciplinary sections.

    The first batch has only 5 seats to offer for the JNU's PhD in Nanoscience. To be eligible to apply candidates must have completed their M.Sc in Physical/Biological/Material Sciences and also cleared CSIR-UGC NET/JRF examination. Last date to apply is March 26, 2014 by visiting the JNU website.

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