India's first NANOBIO center, Amrita Center
for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine,
is recognized today as a leader in NANOTECHNOLOGY, MOLECULAR MEDICINE
and SOLAR CELL research and education

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Amrita ACNS Highlights

Amrita ACNS Admissions 2013

Our Chancellor



Amma is the inspiration and guiding light for all institutions under Amrita University.

Knowledge is like a river - it's nature is to constantly flow

Inventions prove that there is tremendous power in the human mind that is directed towards science and technology.

Yet the power of a scientist´s intellect is only an infinitesimal portion of the infinite power inherent in the human mind.

Featured Research Projects


The Center's goal is to develop affordable products of high quality that utilize the novel properties of nanomaterials, stem cell research using nanomaterials as well as on photovoltaics and storage devices using nanomaterials.

In addition, there are funded programs in cancer diagnostics and drug delivery using nanoparticles, nanosurface modification of biomaterials for implant applications, nanotoxicology and processing of nanostructured thin films for sensors and photovoltaic applications.

Characterization of Anti - Microbial Compounds and Producing Adhesins

The aim of the study is to investigate identification, purification and biochemical characterization of anti – microbial compounds secreted by Lactobacillus fermentum and its surface proteins that can competitively exclude the adhesion of pathogenic bacteria.

Role of Pathogen Associated Molecular Patterns in Septic Arthritis

The project aims to identify the common Staphylococcal Pathogen Associated Molecular Patterns (PAMPs which induce septic arthritis) to generate and validate the purified antibody against this particular PAMP which could play a role in the prevention of septic arthritis.

News & Events

Provost, University at Buffalo, Visits Amrita UniversityProvost, University at Buffalo, Visits Amrita University
Charles F. Zukoski, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, recently visited Amrita University to foster the ongoing collaborations and faculty exchange programs with the famed institution

Solar Energy Experts from Sweden and Germany Visit AmritaSolar Energy Experts from Sweden and Germany Visit Amrita
A group of solar energy experts from Sweden and Germany visited Amrita University recently to explore collaborating on a number of solar energy projects. They represent various universities in Sweden and a company of theirs which manufacturers combined solar thermal and photo-voltaic (PVT) modules.

Cell Targeted Diagnostics Using NanomaterialsCell Targeted Diagnostics Using Nanomaterials
Quarterly newsleter of the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) carries Amrita article authored by Dr. Shantikumar Nair

BioQuest 2013 Showcases Amrita ResearchBioQuest 2013 Showcases Amrita Research
Scientists from Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Amrita Biomedical Engineering present their research

Invited Speakers Meet Chancellor AmmaInvited Speakers Meet Chancellor Amma
Amma recalls how Amrita's research program began as she answers queries posed by distinguished guests at the international conference

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Director’s Message

Dr. Shantikumar Nair


The Center has a team of highly talented faculty, many of whom have trained with premier international institutions.

Substantial government funding has been received for many projects in tissue engineering, stem cell research, cancer diagnostics and solar cells.

At ACNS, while contributing to these developments, we also seek to benefit humanity through the research work undertaken, in keeping with the vision of our beloved Chancellor Amma.

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