The M Tech in Nanotechnology program leans strongly towards hands-on work and is not just a degree based on theory classes. Students are trained in the Center’s nanotechnology labs and get an opportunity to participate in the Center's funded research projects grants. The students are expected to complete their thesis work in nanosciences under the guidance of the faculty. The program also offers clinical exposure in one of the many operation theatres of the hospital to help students develop an understanding of the medical applications of nanotechnology. In short, this is a pioneering program that aims to develop an all-round scientist and technologist with interdisciplinary specialisation in three areas - nanotechnology, biotechnology and medical sciences. The first batch of students began in August 2007. A separate teaching facility has classrooms, a library and faculty offices as well as two teaching labs, a microbiology lab, a cell culture lab, an animal lab and a computer lab. In addition, various labs at the ACNS Research Center are also available for students to carry out their project work.

Eligibility:  M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or B.Tech. in Electrical, Electronics, Chemical, Materials Science with at least 60% marks (or equivalent).

Intake Capacity of Students: 10

There will be common entrance exam in different centers: Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi which is followed by interview for selecting students. GATE Scholars are exempted from the common entrance exam.

The Director of the Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine is Dr. Shantikumar V. Nair who received the prestigious 2011 National Research Award in Nanoscience and Technology from the Govt. of India and was a faculty at University of Massachusetts, USA, for 20 years.


Semester I Semester II


Credits Subject  Credits
Statistical Methods in Biology 3 Nanosystems Design 3
Biomaterials Science 3 Properties of Nanomaterials 2
Cell and Molecular Biology 3 Nanotoxicology 2
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 2 Stem Cell Biology 3
Chemistry of Nanomaterials 3 Experimental Techniques in Biology 2
Nanomedical Sciences Lab I: Nano Biochemistry Lab 3 Elective I:
1. Molecular Genetics/Genomics
2. Polymeric Nanomaterials
Nanomedical Sciences Lab II: Physics & Chemistry for Nanomaterials 3 Nanomedical Sciences Lab III: Biomedical Nanomaterials Lab 3
Seminar 2 Nanomedical Sciences Lab IV: Molecular Biology 3
Total Credits 21 Total Credits 21
Semester III Semester IV


 Credits Subject  Credits
Application of Nanosystems in Medicine 3 M Tech Thesis - Major Project 12
Introduction to Pharmacokinetics & Pharamacodynamics 3    
Elective II:
1. Cancer Nanotechnology
2. Bio Nanosensors
Nanomedical Sciences Lab V: Cell Culture and Animal Lab 3    
Total Credits 12 Total Credits 12

Annual Fees Structure

Category Amount
Tuition Fees Rs. 1,00,000

Other Fees (incl. Hostel Fess & Acoomodation)

Rs. 95,550
Total Fees Rs. 1,95,550

*Subject to be revised.

How to apply?

Application forms can be downloaded by clicking the respective links given below.



Completed application forms along with a DD of Rs. 1000/- and testimonials should be mailed to

The Director, 
Amrita Centre for Nanosciences,
M.Tech Admissions, 
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, 
AIMS Ponnekkara P.O., Kochi - 682 041, Kerala

The DD should be drawn in favour of "Amrita Centre for Nanosciences" payable at Kochi. NRI candidate application fee is 50 USD.

Important Dates
Last Date of Receipt of Application May 5, 2014
Date of Entrance Exam May 11, 2014
Date of Interview May 12, 2014 (Kochi centre candidates)
May 22, 2014 (All other centre candidates)

For additional information contact: 
Tel: 0484 285 8755/ 8769/ 8761/ 8763/ 2640
Mob: 09048108413/ 08547793447

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