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Amrita Center for Nanoscience and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM) was established in early 2006 with a specific focus on developing cutting-edge translational research programs in Nanotechnology and Molecular Medicine. Nestled within the sprawling Amrita healthcare campus in Kochi, ACNSMM is India’s first Nano-Bio Center, and has secured a research funding of Rs.120 crores in a span of ten years, and is now well-recognized nationally and internationally for its contributions in the field of nanomedicine, molecular medicine and energy science. The center receives generous core grants, and individual research grants from the Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, and project-based support from investors and individual companies. The Center has published over 400 papers and filed over 83 patents. ACNSMM has also set up its first state-of-the-art GMP facility to enable nanotechnology incubator cells in order to aid start-up companies.

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Faculty
Faculty

ACNSMM harbors a multidisciplinary faculty who learned their craft from the best institutes around the world…..

Research
Research

Research at ACNSMM includes development of disease specific nanomedicines, identification of..

Eligibility & Process

Eligibility

M. Sc. – MS Dual Degree

BSc Graduates in – Molecular Biology/ Medical Biotechnology/ Medical Microbiology/ Microbiology/ Biomedical Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Medical Genetics/ Biochemistry/ Bio- or Health Informatics/ Clinical Research/ Food Science and Nutrition/ Environmental Science/ Environmental Health Sciences/ Applied Biology/ Applied Psychology/ Nursing/ Allied Health Sciences/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Sericulture/ Forestry and any other bioscience related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)

M.Tech. Programs

BE/ BTech Graduates in – Biotechnology/ Genetic Engineering/ Biomedical Engineering/ Food Process Engineering/ Bioinformatics/ Agricultural Engineering/ Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering/ Pharmaceutical Engineering/ Food Technology and any other Bioengineering related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)

M.Sc Graduates in – Molecular Biology/ Medical Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Microbiology/ Biomedical Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Medical Genetics/ Biochemistry/ Bioinformatics/ Food Science and Nutrition/ Environmental Science/ Environmental Health Sciences/ Applied Psychology/ Nursing/ Allied Health Sciences/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Sericulture and any other Bioscience related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)

Professional Graduates in – Medicine/ Dentistry/ Veterinary/ Ayurveda/ Homeopathy/ Pharmacy courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)

M.Sc. Programs

BSc Graduates in Medical Nanobiotechology/ Nanotechnology/ Biomedical Sciences/ Medical Genetics/ Medical Microbiology/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Bio- or Health Informatics/ Clinical Research/ Food Science and Nutrition/ Environmental Science/ Environmental Health Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Allied Health Sciences and any other bioscience related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)

B.Sc. Programs

10+2 with at least 60% marks in Physics + Chemistry + Biology

Program Highlights
  • Amrita Admission Process​
  • US Degree equivalent to on-campus Degree​
  • Reduced Fee​
  • Option to spend upto 1 year in University of Arizona Campus​
Selection Process
  • M Tech: Online interview + marks secured by the student in the B Tech programme.
  • M.Sc: Online interview + marks secured by the student in the Degree programme.
  • B.Sc: Online interview + marks secured by the student in Plus-II
Placements
  • The students belonging to the Molecular Medicine stream will have opportunities in Pharma companies, Biotech companies and Hospitals.
  • The students who have studied the Nanobiotechnology course will have opportunities in Pharma companies, Biotech companies and Nanotech companies.
  • The students belonging to Nanoscience & Technology stream will have opportunities in Nanotech companies, Engineering firms and Energy related engineering companies
Important Dates

Admission is closed

Placements
Placements

Dual Degree Programs

FAQ

Qn.1. Is Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham affiliated to any university for the purpose of recognition of degrees?

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a deemed university which is established under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956 and recognized by the UGC and the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The University is also approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India as an Institute of Eminence, one of only ten such private institutes. The university is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an ‘A’ Grade. The University is ranked as the No. 4 University in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the MRHD, Govt. of India.

Qn.2. How are the UG & PG programmes designed?

All programmes are semester-based courses with theory and lab components. In addition, all PG students are required to complete a research thesis generally involving hands-on laboratory work. The period of the thesis work is a minimum of one year and is done concurrently with the course work. Hands-on Lab work and project is mandatory for UG students as well.

Qn.3. How many students are presently studying in the University?

At present, there are around 17,000 students studying in the five campuses of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in the streams of Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Management, Humanities and Social Work.

Qn.4. Eligibility & criteria

M.Tech. Programs

a. Molecular Medicine

BE/ BTech Graduates in – Biotechnology/ Genetic Engineering/ Biomedical Engineering/ Food Process Engineering/ Bioinformatics/ Agricultural Engineering/ Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering/ Pharmaceutical Engineering/ Food Technology and any other Bioengineering related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent) MSc Graduates in – Molecular Biology/ Medical Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Microbiology/ Biomedical Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Medical Genetics/ Biochemistry/ Bioinformatics/ Food Science and Nutrition/ Environmental Science/ Environmental Health Sciences/ Applied Psychology/ Nursing/ Allied Health Sciences/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Sericulture and any other Bioscience related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent) Professional Graduates in – Medicine/ Dentistry/ Veterinary/ Ayurveda/ Homeopathy/ Pharmacy courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)

b. Nanobiotechnology

BE/BTech Graduates in – Nanotechnology/ Bioengineering/ Biotechnology/ Genetic Engineering/ Biomedical Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Food Process Engineering/ Bioinformatics/ Agricultural Engineering/ Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering/ Pharmaceutical Engineering/ Food Technology and any other Bio engineering related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent) MSc Graduates in – Molecular Biology/ Medical Biotechnology/ Medical Microbiology/ Microbiology/ Biomedical Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ Material Science/ Environmental Science/ Medical Physics/ Medical Genetics/ Biochemistry/ Bioinformatics/ Food Science and Nutrition/ Allied Health Sciences and any other Bioscience related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent) Professional Graduates in – Medicine/ Dentistry/ Veterinary/ Ayurveda/ Homeopathy/ Pharmacy courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)

c. Nanoscience & Technology

BE / BTech Graduates in – Nanotechnology/ Electrical and Electronics Engineering/ Electrical and Communication Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Aeronautics Engineering/ Polymer Science and Engineering/ Energy and Environmental Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Mechatronics Engineering/ Material Science Engineering/ Metallurgical Engineering/ Nuclear Science and Engineering and any other engineering related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent) MSc Graduates in – Nanotechnology/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Material Science/ Applied Science/ Electronics and any other Science related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)

2. MSc Programs
a. Molecular Medicine

BSc graduates in – Molecular Biology/ Medical Biotechnology/ Medical Microbiology/ Microbiology/ Biomedical Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Medical Genetics/ Biochemistry/ Bio- or Health Informatics/ Clinical Research/ Food Science and Nutrition/ Environmental Science/ Environmental Health Sciences/ Applied Biology/ Applied Psychology/ Nursing/ Allied Health Sciences/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Sericulture/ Forestry and any other bioscience related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)

b. Nanobiotechnology

BSc Graduates in – Medical Nanobiotechology/ Nanotechnology/ Biomedical Sciences/ Medical Genetics/ Medical Microbiology/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Bio- or Health Informatics/ Clinical Research/ Food Science and Nutrition/ Environmental Science/ Environmental Health Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Allied Health Sciences and any other bioscience related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)

c. Nanoscience & Technology

BSc Graduates in – Nanotechnology/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Material Science/ Applied Science/ Electronics/ Physics with Computer Applications/ Mathematics and any other material science related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)

3. B.Sc. Programs

10+2 with at least 60% marks in Physics + Chemistry + Biology To apply it is mandatory to have taken Biology as a subject in your XII std. 60% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology is a necessary eligibility.

Qn.5. a) Is there an entrance exam for UG Programmes?

No, there will not be an entrance examination this year for the admission to our programmes. Selection procedure will purely be on merit, based on the performance of the student in the pre-requisite degree and in the interview.

No, the call for the interview do not confirm the admission of the student for the particular academic programme.

Qn.6. When will selection list be published?

The selection list will be published within 2-3 days after the interview.

Qn.7. Criteria for admission
  • M Tech: Online interview + marks secured by the student in the B Tech programme.
  • M.Sc: Online interview + marks secured by the student in the Degree programme.
  • B.Sc: Online interview + marks secured by the student in Plus-II
Qn.8. When is the last date for submission of forms?
  • M.Sc. Programs: 30th May – October 01
  • B.Sc. Programs: 15th June – October 01
Qn.9. Our mailing address:

All mails should be addressed to:
Dr. Shantikumar V Nair
Amrita Center for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital)
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi Campus
Ponekkara P. O., Kochi, Kerala – 682041, India.
Email: nanoadmissions@aims.amrita.edu(link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail)
Phone no: 0484 285 8750/ 8761/ 8763/ 8769/ 8710/ 08129382242

Qn.10. Bank loan

Students can apply for an education loan after the admission procedure is completed. If the bank asks for a bona fide letter or any other documents, it will be issued by the admissions office as per request. All formalities with the bank should to be taken care by the candidate.

Qn.11. Placement
  • The students belonging to the Molecular Medicine stream will have opportunities in Pharma companies, Biotech companies and Hospitals.
  • The students who have studied the Nanobiotechnology course will have opportunities in Pharma companies, Biotech companies and Nanotech companies.
  • The students belonging to Nanoscience & Technology stream will have opportunities in Nanotech companies, Engineering firms and Energy related engineering companies
Qn. 12. Cancellation of Admission and Refund of Fees

If the student wishes to withdraw from the programme of studies in which he/she is admitted, the refund of fees will be made as per the university norms

Qn. 13. Will there be scholarship available for the GATE qualified students?

Yes, GATE/GPAT qualified students can avail 12,400/- per month for AICTE approved programs such as Master of Engineering and Master of Technology.

Qn. 14. How to make fees payment after getting admission.

The fees can be paid online, the details will be provided in the offer letter.

Qn. 15. Is it possible to make partial fee payment?

For MTech and MSc programs, the students will have to make complete fee payment before the commencement of their classes. Students admitted for the BSc programs can do fee payment semester wise.

Qn. 16. What is the dual degree program and is it mandatory for PG candidates?

The dual degree program is available to PG students in the Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine who are enrolled in the Nanobiotechnology or in the Molecular Medicine Program. If the student enrolls for the dual degree students they get two full-fledged degrees during the same two year period that they get the Amrita degree. They will also get a second degree in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona if they are enrolled in the Nanobiotechnology or Molecular Medicine Program at Amrita. The dual degree program is an optional choice for the candidate. Candidates can apply for it during the time of their admissions if they wish to.

Qn. 17. How will classes be conducted for a student who is enrolled in the dual degree program?

Students who are enrolled for the dual degree program will have their classes conducted in the regular manner in the campus. They do not have to go to University of Arizona, instead they will be given courses online and they will interact with the faculty of the University of Arizona.

Qn. 18. How effective will an online degree from a foreign university be?

For a student who is enrolled for the dual degree program will be an MSc/MTech degree holder of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and he/she will be an MS degree holder of the University of Arizona, US, in Cell and Molecular Medicine. This is a full-fledged university degree equivalent to an on-campus degree, i.e., a proper MS degree from a public university in the US. Students are accessible to this privilege as a result of the collaboration made between Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and the University of Arizona.

Qn. 19. Will there be an additional course work load for a student who is enrolled for the dual degree programs?

No, there will not be any additional work load in terms of the number of credits that a student who is enrolled in the dual degree program will need to earn in each semester.

Qn. 20. Will a student who is enrolled for the dual degree program get an opportunity to go to the University of Arizona, US?

Yes, the student has an option to spend up to one year in the University of Arizona campus.

Qn. 21. What is the cost of the dual degree program?

In addition to the fees payable to Amrita for a degree at Amrita they will have to pay nominal additional tuition fee to the University of Arizona of $5500 (~ four lakhs in INR) for the entire two-year period.

Directors Message

It has been my joy and pride to see this Center grow in leaps since we began in 2006. Our PG programs started in 2007 along with a PhD program. Now we offer six PG degree courses, one UG program in Molecular Medicine, and a PhD program, all of which are highly interdisciplinary. The field of Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine has captured the imagination of scientists, the industry and students for the opportunities that have opened up. Our programs are very translationally oriented, that is we strive to develop better and more efficient and more durable products in healthcare and technology – nanomedicines that are superior to conventional medicines and energy products with capacities and power that cannot be duplicated with conventional products. We seek to inspire, to serve, to mentor and to innovate. Our students and our Center have come to expect and sustain excellence. This is why we are the highest ranked Nano Bio Center in the country.

Dr. Shantikumar V Nair,
Director, Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine.
Dean-Research, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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Center for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital)
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi Campus
Ponekkara P. O., Kochi,
Kerala – 682 041, India.

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