What is Nanotechnology? - Scope and Career opportunities

What is Nanotechnology?

Nanotechnology is an emerging area that engages almost every technical discipline - from chemistry to computer science - in the study and application of extremely tiny materials.

It is one of the top ranked subject related to academic and research.

Nanotechnology is the branch of Technology. It deals with the study of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.

It is rapidly expanding area of research with huge potential to revolutionise our lives and to provide technological solutions to our problems in agriculture, energy, the environment and medicine.

What is Nanotechnology degree?
It is a multidisciplinary natural science course with physics, chemistry, mathematics and molecular biology.

What is the scope of Nanotechnology?
It has a huge scope in the upcoming generations. It is the third highest booming field when compared with IT and Internet. In India, Bangalore and Chennai are the manufacturing hub for IT and Medicine. The Indian government has already started Nanoscience and Nanotechnology initiatives and various funding agencies like the Department of Science and Technology.

What are the career options for Nanotechnology:
One can find job as nanotechnologists; specialists or scientists. The areas where a nanotechnologist can seek employment include biotechnology, agriculture, food, genetics, space research, medicine and so on. Job opportunities are also available in National Physical Laboratory, Indian Institute of Astrophysics etc. Candidates with Ph.D can also join as faculty members in Universities and colleges or research fields.

What are the job roles for Nanotechnology?

  • Nanotechnologist
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Professor
  • Engineer
  • Medical Scientist
  • Food Scientist

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Who can study this course?

  • Candidates with excellent marks in 10+2 examination in science discipline.
  • Candidates with Bachelor's degree in science / biotechnology / nanotechnology.

Industries / Companies / who hire these professionals:

  • Electronics / Semiconductor Industry
  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Fields
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Environmental
  • Universities
  • Product based companies (food)
  • Research Laboratory

Salaries to the Nanotechnology graduates:
Around Rs 20,000/- to Rs 30,000 per month for fresher and Rs 1 lakh per month for experienced candidates.

Top Colleges in India offering Nanotechnology:

  • Department of Physics, IISc, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • School of Nano Science and Technology, NIT, Calicut
  • Amity Institute of Nano-Technology, Amity University, Noida

Top Colleges in abroad offering Nanotechnology:

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Arizona State University
  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • Northwestern University

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