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Department Profile

Name of the Department    Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Nanoscience & Technology
Year of Establishment        2009
Name of the Chairman       Dr. J. Manjanna
Address of the Department

Dept Nanoscience & Technology (M.Tech)
Science Block Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta  577 451
Tel:  +91-8282-256228, Fax: +91-8282-256255 Mobile:  +91-9916584954

About Department:

This PG programme was sanctioned and/or funded by the Nano Mission of ‘Dept of Science & Technology, DST’, Govt of India (SR/NM/PG-07/2008) At present the course is running jointly with Dept of Industrial Chemistry, Kuvempu University. Prof. B.S. SHERIGARA, former Vice-Chancellor of Kuvempu University is the founder of this M.Tech course in ‘Nanoscience and Technology’.

Dept is arranging various Special Lecturers for students. The experts are invited from reputed Research Institutes viz., Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore; Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai; Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore; National Aeronautics Laboratory (NAL), Bangalore.

Dept is making all the efforts in providing the students to learn Advanced Characterization Techniques and Applications in various areas of Nanoscience and Technology. The vision of the centre is to tune the students to lead the emerging Nanoscience and Technology in multidisciplinary areas, both in India and abroad. Towards this end, we are closely looking forward to collaborate with scientists from different Universities, Institutes as well as corporate world, both in India and abroad.

All students have attended the International Conference on ‘Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications’ held at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala on April 27, 28 and 29, 2010. This conference was one of the biggest international meetings exclusively dedicated to Nanomaterials. Also, attended and helped in organizing a National Symposium on Frontier areas in Chemical Science and Nanotechnology in our campus on May 1 and 2, 2010. Students of 2nd sem have already started a significant Project/Research work on Solar Cell and Fuel Cell after thorough literature survey.


Programmes Offered:

Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake




2 Years

BE/ B.Tech in any branch OR M.Sc. in any branch with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% in case of SC/ST), and Mathematics at +2 level.

Merit list will be prepared based on valid GATE score. If the seats remain vacant after admitting students with valid GATE score, then admission for vacant seats shall be made based on marks obtained in their respective qualified degrees (50%) and entrance test/ interview conducted by the expert committee constituted by the Dept (50%).

10 seats for degree in  Engineering (BE/B.Tech) and 10 seats for degree in Science (M.Sc). Additional 5 seats are reserved for candidates sponsored by Industries/Institutes


1 Year

Masters Degree a minimum of 55%



3 Years, min

Masters Degree a minimum of 55%


Courses (i.e., Papers)Offered (Structure of the Programme) Nanoscience & Technology:

Scheme  Of Nanoscience & Technology Syllabus

Sl.No. Paper Type Title of the Paper Hrs. Credit Marks
Nanoscience & Technology Semester - I
NT : 1.01 Theory Quantum Mechanics 64   100
NT : 1.02 Theory Physics and Chemistry of Solids 64   100
NT : 1.03 Theory Elements of Physical Chemistry 64   100
NT : 1.04 Practical Matlab 64   50
NT : 1.05 Practical Solid state physics-1 64   50
NT : 1.06 Practical

Physical and Inorganic chemistry

64   50
Nanoscience & Technology Semester - II

NT : 2.01

Theory Synthesis of Nanomaterials 64   100

NT : 2.02

Theory Characterization of Nanomaterials 64   100

NT : 2.03

Theory Properties of Nanomaterials 64   100

NT : 2.04

Practical Synthesis of Nanomaterials 64   50

NT : 2.05

Practical Characterization of Nanomaterials 64   50

NT : 2.06

Practical Solid state physics-2 64   50
Nanoscience & Technology Semester-III
NT:  3.01 Theory Carbon Nanotube and Its Functionalization 64   100
NT:  3.02 Theory Nanoparticles and Microorganisms, Bionanocomposites 64   100
NT:  3.03 Theory Nanosensors and Nanodevices 64   100
NT:  3.04 Practical Practicals related to NT 3.01 64   50
NT:  3.05 Practical Practicals related to NT 3.02 64   50
NT:  3.06 Practical

Practicals related to NT 3.03

64   50
Nanoscience & Technology Semester-IV

NT: 4.01

Project  Work       450

Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation

Dr. J. Manjanna

M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Nano-materials–synthesis, characterization and applications

Associate Faculty:


Dr. K. Vasanthkumar Pai

M.Sc., Ph.D

Professor Dept of Industrial Chemistry
02 Dr. T.V. Venkatesh M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Dept of Chemistry
03 Dr. H S Jayanna M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor Dept of Physics
04 Dr. B. Madhusudhan M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor

Center for Nanoscience and Technology Davangere University

05 Dr. H. S. Bhojya Naik M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor Dept of Industrial Chemistry
06 Dr. A.N. Rajeshwar M.Sc., Ph.D. Associate Professor Dept of Bio-Chemistry
07 Dr. B. E. Kumara Swamy M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Dept of Industrial Chemistry
08 Mr. Ashok Lamani M.Sc. (Ph.D.) Assistant Professor Dept of Physics
09 Dr. Sudha M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Dept of Physics
Departmental Trust Areas of Research:
Research Projects :
Future Expansion/Diversification Plans:
Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency :
Facilities :

Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) – to form a thin film on selected substrates
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) – to obtain the topography/ surface morphology of Nanomamaterials
Scanning Tunniling Microscopy (STM) – a powerful technique for viewing surfaces at the atomic level
Electrochemical system – to measure redox potential, impedence and electro-deposition of Nanomaterials
Raman Spectroscopy – characterization of Nanomaterials
Particle Size Analyzer
Thin film thickness measurement Unit
Rotary sputtering
Infrared Spectroscopy