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Amrita School of Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ASNSMM) is an academic and research institution offering advanced courses and conducting cutting-edge translational research in the areas of Molecular Medicine, Nanobiotechnology, Nanoelectronics, Nanoengineering and Energy Science. The research school is the premiere research wing of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, ranked as the number one private university in India and also one of the 10 Institutions of Eminence (IoE) in the country as selected by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Government of India.

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ASNSMM was started in 2006 as the first Nano-Bio Center in the country, under the leadership of Dr. Shantikumar V Nair, who is a leading figure in the area of nanomedicine, nanotechnology, material science and engineering, and among the best 2% scientists in the world according to Stanford University rankings. All faculty at the center have Ph.D degrees and international research experience. ASNSMM 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.

 

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In a short span of 15 years, it has secured over 150 crores of funding, more than 650 research publications with an average impact factor 4, graduated more than 400 PG students in these advanced disciplines who are in various important positions around the globe, and has awarded 57 PhDs to research scholars. It has established a 6000 sq. ft. clean room state of the art GMP facility for pilot scale processing of nanotechnology products which could have significant value for process optimization. With its 25 state-of-the-art research labs and expert scientist faculty members, ASNSMM has been granted so far 31 patents including 14 International Patents, 1 medical research product approved by the Government of India for clinical trials in humans, and 2 products in the approval process for clinical trials

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Research
Research

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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

Fee Structure

M.Tech Fee Structure

PAYMENT TIME TUITION FEES CAUTION DEPOSIT (ONE TIME)
Jun-22 ₹ 1,85,500 ₹ 5,000
Jun-23 ₹ 1,79,300
HOSTEL FEE
Room Rent + Establishment Charges (Annual) ₹ 30,000
Mess Charges (Annual) ₹ 42,000
Caution Deposit* (One Time) ₹ 5,000

M.Sc Fee Structure

PAYMENT TIME TUITION FEES CAUTION DEPOSIT (ONE TIME)
Jun-22 ₹ 1,70,500 ₹ 5,000
Jun-23 ₹ 1,64,300
HOSTEL FEE
Room Rent + Establishment Charges (Annual) ₹ 30,000
Mess Charges (Annual) ₹ 42,000
Caution Deposit* (One Time) ₹ 5,000

B.Sc Fee Structure

PAYMENT TIME TUITION FEES CAUTION DEPOSIT (ONE TIME)
Jun-22 74,800 ₹ 10,000
Dec-22 74,800
Jun-23 74,800
Dec-23 74,800
Jun-24 74,800
Dec-24 74,800
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 open

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Amrita-Arizona
Dual Degree Programs​

M.S.c From Amrita & MS from University of Arizona
Duration: 2 years/ 4 Semesters

M.Sc. Nanobiotechnology + MS Cellular & Molecular Medicine​

M.Sc. Molecular Medicine + MS Cellular & Molecular Medicine​

M.Tech. Nanobiotechnology + MS Cellular & Molecular Medicine

M.Tech. Molecular Medicine + MS Cellular & Molecular Medicine

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​

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Achievements

  •  1st: India’s First Nano Bio Center
  • 100%: Ph.D Faculty Members with Ph.D from Abroad
  • 150 Cr: Research Funding in 15 years
  • 25: State-of-the-Art Research Labs
  • 17: Pathbreaking Research Products
  • 650: Publications with Average IF 4
Amrita Ranked 5th Best University in India​

NAAC A++ Grade for Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham​

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
Phone no: 0484 285 8750/ 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.

Na Guror Adhikam Tatvam

 

From The Director’s Desk

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.

83Patents Filed
71Patents Published
31 Patents Granted
14International Patents

Innovations

NANOMEDICINES
  • Amrita ABSORF
  • Amrita Gliocure Wafer for Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Amrita-LI Glio-Gel: Photo-activated Injectable Nanoparticle Gel for Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Amrita T Beads
  • Serum Protein Nanomedicine
  • Prognostic Kit for CNS Leukemia Prediction in B-ALL Patients NanoX- Histidine Tagged Protein Purification Kit
DRUGS & PHARMACEUTICALS
  • 1H-Indazole-4-YL-Methanol Drug for Multiple Sclerosis
TISSUE ENGINEERED PRODUCTS
  • Nano Yarn and Fabric
  • Theragnostic Bone Scaffolds
  • Mandibular Augmentation Bone Graft
  • Wound Healing Bandage Gels and Patch
  • NanoTex Bone
  • Nano-Textile Small Diameter Vascular Graft
  • Nanotextile Integrated Biliary Stent
  • Injectable Hemostatic Hydrogel

Rankings

Faculty Forum

Straight From The Heart
Dr. Manzoor Koyakutty
Professor, Cancer Nanomedicine & Immunotherapeutics Group, ASNSMM

Amrita School of Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine gave me an extraordinary opportunity to work in the field of Cancer, though my educational training was in Physics (PhD), and my prior working experience was in Nanomaterial Science. This unique opportunity opened up great avenues for conducting innovative and translational research with the help of the state-of-the-art facility at ACNSMM. The experience of working with our highly interdisciplinary team of researchers, including clinicians, cell biologists, molecular biologists, and engineers, was unique. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a fantastic platform for researchers and students to build a career in the interdisciplinary field of science, medicine, and technology, with no pre-defined boundaries imposed.

Dr. Deepthy Menon
Professor, Nanobioengineering Group, ASNSMM

To be a faculty at the School for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has been an enriching experience to me. The value-based learning imparted to our students at Amrita provides a thoroughly enjoyable and unique educational opportunity. Students from diverse disciplines who aspire for the interdisciplinary courses offered here, gain a wealth of delicate skills in the field of nanoscience and technology. Soon after we support their wings with wisdom and knowledge, they migrate to the exciting worlds of scientific research or industry, bringing laurels to our Center. It is indeed a treat to be part of this family at Amrita!

Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy
Professor, Polymeric Biomaterials Group, ASNSMM

I am proud to be a part of India’s best Nano Bio Research Center. I feel privileged to work in such an excellent interdisciplinary research Center, where the focus is mostly on translational medicine. I feel really happy to train the young minds of our country in the area of Nanobiotechnology through our multiple postgraduate programs. As a faculty, I am delighted to see our students achieving great success in their lives and careers.

Dr. Mariyappan Shanmugam
Associate Professor, Semiconductors, Nanomaterials and Devices Group, ASNSMM

Successful completion of an undergraduate program in Engineering and Basic Science degrees should be able to reward appropriate jobs or suitable higher degree openings to the prospective students, for establishing their career further. But the real situation is challenging due to the competition and limited opportunities. As a prospective student, one can envisage directly from our alumni that pursuing Master degrees at Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine facilitates students to overcome the major limitations existing in the traditional Master degree programs. I started my career at ASNSMM in 2016 after I completed my PhD, Postdoctoral and Industry research from United States. Since then, I work with Master and PhD students in the area of energy research. Fourteen Master students have graduated and joined in premier research institutes including National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS-Japan), University of Alabama-USA and Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)- South Korea. This has happened just in four years and will continue forever as the work environment exuberates students in all possible ways. (i) Highly specific and research-oriented courses, (ii) Internationally trained faculty, (iii) Advanced research projects and (iv) Thesis with a publication are a few highlights that I want to convey to the prospective students. Two years of fun-filled skill development in the cutting-edge technologies, along with an industrial visit and a one-year project will make the prospective students really prosper in their academic life.

Dr. Binulal Nelson Sathy
Assistant Professor, Regenerative Medicine Group, ASNSMM

I strongly believe that the philosophy and objectives of the ASNSMM course modules are unique and thoroughly empowering, which sufficiently builds a framework that prepares students to meet upcoming challenges in their careers. This is also equally rewarding for the mentor because, in the pursuit of delivering high-value lectures, the mentor tries and includes appropriately up-to-date knowledge. The students’ scientific inquisitiveness is rightfully triggered by the combination of lectures and interactive discussion in an informal atmosphere created on a unique platform. The students are sure to acquire a solid basis for interchanging ideas with the faculty. The unique opportunity for students to pursue high-quality research in a state-of-the-art facility at the center would greatly empower them to pursue a successful research career anywhere in the world. It is indeed a great privilege for me to be a part of the Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine.

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School of 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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08129382242

(For all admission related enquiries)
Email
nanoadmissions@aims.amrita.edu

(For any general enquiry)
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