Centre for Nanosciences and Genomics
Nanosciences and Genomics
On a need for leaguing together with globalization and to focus on the needs of the society, the Department of Nanosciences has been established promptly by Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences. It has been commenced with the support of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under the Nanomission scheme. Since then, young aspirants of research-based and high-profile career join us and emerge as pioneers in Nanotechnology industry and academia. The department focuses on innovative teaching and extensive research in emerging fields of Nanotechnology.
The centre is funded by the DST Nanomission with 3 crores for PG program and sophisticated equipment. In addition, the faculty members are granted with funded projects by the Department of Science & Technology and Department of Atomic Energy: Board of Research in Nuclear Science. The researchers of the Department of Nanosciences of KITS work on magnetic nanomaterials for cancer therapy, luminescent nanomaterials for imaging of cancer cells, thin film and solar cells, nanomaterial-based fuel cells, nanomaterials for agriculture, and nanoelectronics. The faculty members have published research articles in highly reputed national and international journals.
In the realm of global challenges including energy crisis, health problems, access to clean water and shortage of food, it is an urgent need to seek for remedy or alternate solutions. Nanotechnology, which involves the design and application of structures and devices by manipulating the size and shape of the particles at atomic level, is envisioned as the ultimate solution for these problems.
In compliance with the mission of Karunya University, the division of Nanoscience and Technology has joined the global Nano revolution to improve the quality of human life with respect to food, water, health and energy. The division focuses on innovative teaching and research in emerging fields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
Testimonies by our Alumni
The Masters’ program provided me a good platform to learn new concepts in the field of Nanoscience and Technology. Many conferences and workshops held in the university campus and in other institutes, gave me an idea about different types of research which was being conducted in the field of Nanoscience and Technology. I appreciate the spiritual environment in the campus and the workshops and prayer meetings I attended helped me grow spiritually. And not to forget the international exposure I received through IAESTE during my internship in Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. To emphasize, I found the course to be interesting and essential, and it’s currently helping me in my PhD study in Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic.
I pursued M.Sc. in Nanoscience & Technology and am privileged to be taught by an exemplary staff. I also gained hands on experience on the sophisticated laboratory equipments that gave me a research experience. I was selected as Project Intern at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai) and National Center for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (University of Mumbai). I am grateful to have experienced and skilled teachers and trainers in Karunya.