The M.Tech. Materials Science and Engineering program is offered at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham by the Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies established in May 2013, based on a grant awarded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The center has numerous ongoing research projects covering materials for fuels/energy, electricity, construction, and water.

The program is designed to produce graduates that can apply fundamental knowledge of mathematics, physics & chemistry of materials, and statistics, to model and solve problems related to design, synthesis, performance enhancement, and optimization of materials. Recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of the field, the teaching and project guidance will be accordingly delivered by highly qualified, world-class faculty from various departments including, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, & aerospace engineering.

With a view towards developing both science and engineering skills, the program curriculum has been framed so as to incorporate and deliver on experimental, analytical, statistical, and computational tools & educational components of globally accepted standards in the materials discipline. The core courses include: Materials Science I & II, Materials Thermodynamics, Statistical Design of Experiments, Materials Characterization Techniques, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Materials Design, and Polymer Materials. 

While the labs cover important aspects of synthesis, testing, and characterization, the electives are structured in such a way as to offer opportunities for acquisition of specialized and advanced knowledge in sub-disciplines such as electronic materials, biomaterials, and materials for energy systems. Students have the opportunity to pursue their projects either in-house (research in the departments of chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, aerospace engineering, and the center for excellence in advanced materials & green technologies), or outside in reputed industrial or R&D institutions.

With a strong focus on developing research skills among the students, in frontier areas, the program includes educational components that would make the graduates suited to, and employable in, industrial, government R&D, and academic settings, spanning diverse areas such as electronics & communications, energy, chemicals, medicine, and transportation.


Program Objectives

To produce graduates equipped with skills to perform well in their professional careers, in any component of life cycle of materials:

  • Design & Development
  • Synthesis, Processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Process Optimization
  • Property Enhancement
  • Recycling


  • Industry
  • Academia
  • Government R & D - Diverse Areas Such as

    • Materials
    • Energy
    • Fuel
    • Electricity
    • Chemicals
    • Water
    • Healthcare
    • Construction
    • Transportation
    • Fabrication
    • Defense

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate with a B.Tech./B.E./M.Sc. in the streams given below are eligible for M.Tech. in Materials Science

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Petrochemical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • M.Sc. Degree Physics / Chemistry or allied disciplines

Highlights of the Specialisation

  • Highly-qualified faculty (many with foreign degrees & experience, 100% PhD holders)
  • Highly interdisciplinary in curriculum and intake
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities (for materials synthesis & characterization)
  • Excellent track record in research (department has received over Rs. 13 crores in funding)
  • Student internship & placement in prestigious institutions (such as GE, Gharda Chemicals, ARCI, IGCAR, ISRO)
  • Excellent amenities (sprawling 450 acre campus, set amidst the scenic splendour of the Western Ghats)
  • Numerous research collaborations (EPFL-Switzerland, KAIST, TU Eindhoven, University of Manchester, UC Dublin-Ireland, IGCAR, BARC, ISRO, DRDO, IIT-Madras, etc.)



Engineer Structure, Morphology & Defects of Materials for Green Technologies & Devices


Healthcare / Water

  • Graphene / CNT's Nanostructured Sensors
    • Biomolecules
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Nutrients
    • Heavy Metals
  • Green Synthesis of Natural Components for Cancer


  • Natural Rubber based Green Composites
  • Polymer/ Fly Ash Concrete
  • Nanocomposites
  • Vibration Damper
  • Radiation Enviroment
  • Corrosion Protection


  • Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
  • Graphene Solar Cells
  • Liquid Crystal Cobaloxime for Fuel Cells
  • Novel Hydrogen Storage Materials



  • Waste to Energy
  • Plastic/Biomass to Liquid Fuel
  • Microchannel Reactor
  • Enhanced Heat Transfer


Funded / Research Projects

Theme : Quality : Monitoring & Control of Quality - Water, Soil, Food, Fuel, Vehicles

Research Problems Broad Area Social Issue
Food & Chemical Adulteration Food, Fuel Disease, Pollution
Disruptively Low-Cost Real Time Sensors for Water Quality Water Poverty, Disease, Pollution
GIS-Based Mapping of Contaminants and Species Water, Soil Pollution
Smart Soil Management Systems for Sustainable Agriculture Soil Pollution, Disease
Modular Low-Cost Water Treatment Technologies Water Pollution, Disease
Catalytic Systems for NOX Reduction from Automobiles Fuel Pollution
Improvement of Combustion Efficiency in Automobiles Fuel Pollution

Theme : Energy: Sustainable Energy Solutions - Solar, Waste-to-Energy, Healthcare

Research Problems Broad Area Social Issue
Polymer Nanodielectrics for Energy Storage and Insulation Energy Infrastructure, Pollution
Hydrogen Production and Storage Fuel Infrastructure, Pollution
Distributed Fuel Production from Biomass and Plastic Waste Fuel Unemployment, Pollution, Poverty
Building Integrated Photovoltaics Energy Pollution, Infrastructure
Energy Storage for Implant Devices Energy, Healthcare Disease
Megawatt-Scale Energy Storage Energy Infrastructure
High Throughput Process for Flexible Photovoltaics Manufacture Energy Pollution, Infrastructure
Energy Storage Technologies for Electric Mobility Energy Pollution, Unemployment, Infrastructure

Theme : Indigenization: Materials & Technologies for Strategic and Rural Sectors

Research Problems Broad Area Social Issue
High Performance Polymer Blends & Composites for Space, Nuclear & Structural Applications Strategic Areas Security, Infrastructure, Pollution
Indigenous Materials for Space, Defense & Nuclear Technologies Strategic Areas Security, Unemployment
Indigenous Tool Development for Rural Applications Rural Poverty, Unemployment
Microchannel Reactor Technology for Synthesis of Nanoparticles Strategic Areas, Manufacturing Pollution

Theme : Resources: Sustainable Resource Management

Research Problems Broad Area Social Issue
Polymer Recycling Waste Pollution, Unemployment
Low-Cost Sustainable Materials for Rural Technologies & Products Rural Poverty, Unemployment, Pollution
Microwave Processing in Chemical Manufacturing Manufacturing Pollution
Integrated Rural Waste-to-Wealth System Rural Poverty, Disease
*Distributed Fuel Production from Bio and Plastic Waste Energy Poverty, Unemployment, Pollution

Best Student Projects

  • Nitrogen doped graphene supported on molybdenum disulphide as a photocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction
  • Enrichment of air for improving automobile performance using zeolite beds
  • High Temperature Electrical Conducting Polymer Laminates in Aerospace application
  • Regenerative adsorption of uremic toxins: An Alternative for Hemodialysis
  • Ordered growth of hematite nanorod array on reduced graphene oxide as an advanced super capacitor material

Course Code Type Course L T P Cr
MS604 FC Materials Science II 4-0-0 4
MS605 FC Statistical Design of Experiments 3-0-0 3
MS605 FC Statistical Design of Experiments 3-0-0 3
MS613 SC Materials Design 3-0-0 3
MS614 SC Advanced Materials II 3-0-0 3
MS615 SC Transport Processes in Materials Engineering 4-0-0 4
MS622 SC Materials Synthesis Lab II 0-0-1 1
EN600 HU Technical Writing**   P/F
        Credits 18

** Non Credit Course


Third Semester

Course Code Type Course L T P Cr
  E Elective I 3-0-0 3
  E Elective II 3-0-0 3
MS623 SC Materials Performance Analysis Lab 0-0-1 1
MS799 P Dissertation   8
        Credits 15
MS799 P Dissertation   14
        Credits 14

List of Electives

Course Code Course L T P Credits
MS701 Polymer Processing 3 0 0 3
MS702 Electrochemistry and Corrosion 3 0 0 3
MS703 Catalytic Chemistry 3 0 0 3
MS704 Carbon Nanomaterials 3 0 0 3
MS705 Interfacial Science and Engineering 3 0 0 3
Course Code Course L T P Credits
MS706 Waste to Energy 3 0 0 3
MS707 Solar Energy 3 0 0 3
MS708 Energy Storage Technologies 3 0 0 3
MS709 Molecular Simulation 3 0 0 3
MS710 Design for Sustainable Development 3 0 0 3
Materials Science I Biomaterials Science
Materials Science II Mathematical Methods in Materials Science
Materials Thermodynamics Statistical Design of Experiments
Materials Characterization Techniques Materials Synthesis Lab
Polymer Materials Materials Characterization Lab
Materials Design Materials Performance Analysis Lab
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology  
Polymer Processing Solar Energy
Semiconductor Processing Waste to Energy
Electrochemistry Energy Storage Technologies
Catalytic Chemistry Process Modeling and Simulation
Spectroscopy Molecular Simulation
Carbon Nanomaterials Green Chemistry
Interfacial Science and Engineering Design for Sustainable Development
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