Career In Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the demanding field of science and technology.

What is Nanotechnology?

“Nanotechnology refers to the branch of technology that deals with the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular and supramolecular scale”.

In simple words, we can say that,

Nanotechnology is the field of science and technology of developing nanoparticles and materials that have the size within the range of nanometers.

Building small materials and machines resulting into faster and powerful technology is Nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology consists of working on the nanoscale (the scale that can’t be seen with light microscope due to its small size).

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One nanometer is one-billionth of a meter in size.

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Nanotechnology is the study of material that has the size in between 1 to 100 nanometers. It can be used in all other science fields like chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.

The concept of nanotechnology was first discussed by the famous physicist Richard Feynman in 1959. The word “Nanotechnology” was coined by the Norio Taniguchi in 1974.

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Applications of Nanotechnology in Everyday Life

  • We are using nanotechnology products in our daily life. Nanotechnology is used in the manufacture of the number of products that we are used in our daily life.
  • Nanotechnology products are used in metals, polymers, ceramics, and biomaterials. Nanotechnology is used in the production of high-tech materials or microscopic devices.
  • Nanotechnology is used in the manufacture of clothes, sunglasses, cosmetics, etc. Silver nanoparticles are used in food packaging and household appliances.
  • Nanosize components are used in DVD and CD players.
  • In future nanotechnology might be used in developing new medicines and pharmaceuticals.

In future, it is expected that amazing nanotech-based product will develop that include powerful tiny computers, advanced systems for drug delivery and many more.

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The nanotechnology has come to have a diverging impact on many aspects of our daily lives, the opportunities in this career field are growing rapidly. There is numerous of job sectors in which you can employed such as Environmental observing, control, Food science including quality control and packaging, Forensics, federal lab research, Military and national security, Energy capture and storage, Electronic industries, Material science including textiles, polymers, packaging, among others, Auto and aerospace industries, Sporting goods, Biotechnology, Medical fields and pharmaceutical and many more areas.

Courses & Eligibility

Education in the field of nanotechnology is offered at postgraduate level and doctorate level. No institution in India offers bachelor courses in nanotechnology.

Candidates holding B.Tech degree in Material science, Mechanical, Biomedical, Chemical, Biotechnology , Electronics and Computer Science or B.Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Life Sciences can apply for the postgraduate courses in nanotechnology

Master’s Courses:

  • M.Sc in Nanotechnology
  • M.Sc in Nanoscience and Technology
  • M.Tech in Nanotechnology
  • M.Tech in Material Science and Nanotechnology
  • M.Tech in Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials

Doctoral Courses:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nanotechnology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nanoscience and Technology

Candidates can also opt B.Tech + in Nanotechnology  (Dual degree) – 5 years duration.

Basic Eligibility

Candidates seeking for undergraduate courses in nanotechnology are required to clear the intermediate examination in science stream (PCM/PCB) (Medical Courses after 12th)

For admission to postgraduate courses in nanotechnology, a candidate must have passed the B.Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Life Sciences or B.Tech in Material science/Mechanical/Biomedical/Chemical/Biotechnology/Electronics / Computer Science from recognized University.

For admission to Ph.D programmes, a candidate must have passed M. Tech in Mechanical, Chemical, Electronic, Biotechnology, Computer Science etc. or an M. Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Biotechnology, Computer Science etc.

Institutions that offer nanotechnology courses are mentioned below:

  • National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut
  • Amity University, Noida
  • SRM University, Kattankulathur

IISC in Bangalore, Karunya University in Coimbatore, Osmania University in Hyderabad, Anna University in Chennai and Vellore Institute of Technology in Vellore has a dedicated nanotechnology research centers.


Several Universities/institutions conduct their own entrance examination for providing admission. It is mandatory for the students to appear entrance test for taking admission. For admission to the M.Tech programme, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2018) is conducted every year.

Other reputed entrance exam for admission to M.Tech programme is as follows:

  • Vellore Institute of Technology Master’s Entrance Exam (VITMEE 2018)
  • SRMJEEE 2018
  • Aligarh Muslim University Postgraduate Entrance Exam

Colleges offering Nanotechnology

  • SRM University, Tamilnadu
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
  • Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • Amity Institute of Nanotechnology (AINT), Noida, UP
  • Amrita Centres for Nanosciences, Kerala

Jobs & Career Scope

“Career opportunity in the field of nanotechnology is expanding rapidly”.

Plenty of career options available for nanotechnology professionals. Opportunities exist in medical, healthcare industry research, environment industries, pharmaceutical, agriculture, product development and advising, communication, and media.

The nanotechnology field is appropriate for scientists, engineers, and technicians.

In the field of engineering, nanotechnology is used by engineers to develop computer components and microscopic sensors.

As we know nanotechnology is used everywhere, so, the need of nanotechnology is demanding and changes it faces at every step.

Aspirants can create their career in this field with better remuneration. The research studies in this field are the very good choice for those wish to pursue higher studies. The use of Nanotechnology is wide and vast such as in food science, in medical, in engineering, and many others.

Candidates specialized in nanotechnology can work in the following areas:

  • Electronics/semiconductor industry
  • Auto and aerospace industries
  • Medical fields and pharmaceuticals
  • Forensics
  • Military and national security
  • Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Food science including quality control and packaging

Jobs profiles for nanotechnology professionals:

  • Applications Engineer
  • Director of Product Marketing
  • Manufacturing Engine
  • Director of Research
  • Optical Engineer
  • Product Marketing Engineer
  • Technical Program Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Research & Development Engineers
  • Product Marketing Manager


“Professionals of this field earns good salary package”

In US, the salary of nanotechnology engineering technicians ranges from $30,000 to $94,000.

The starting remuneration in this field depends upon the industry. A fresher will gets the annual salary of around 3 lacs. Salary varies in the public and private sector.

Books & Study Materials

Some books related to nanotechnology are listed below:

  • Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology by Hari Singh Nalwa
  • Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology by Gabor L . Hornyak, Harry F. Tibbals, John J. Moore
  • Handbook of Nanotechnology by Parag Diwan
  • Introduction to Nanotechnology by Charles P. Poole, Frank J. Owens
  • Nanotechnology Fundamentals and Applications by Manasi Karkare

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  1. M. Jayaramachandran says:

    Dear sir, am M. SC in Physics and M. Tech in nanoscience and technology. Here am having three years of research experience. I want to work in r and d companies. Please let me know.

  2. Maanushree misal says:

    I am interested in taking admission in bachelor degree in nanotechnology.

  3. sourabh yadav says:

    Dear sir,i am studying im year) through nanotechnology, bioinformatics, information technology,neuro&coungro science,i want job in isro.what about job & salary?

  4. Mkylin says:

    I have completed my BE in nanotechnology. I want to know which are the government jobs in this field and it’s salary.

  5. Mona says:

    I am completed in Nanoscience and technology. Looking for research opportunities in energy sector. Still, not find any.

  6. Swathy Raj says:

    Sir i m staudying now bsc. Microbiology with nanotechnology i want more career detail about in this field and i want to know which course was good for my master degree related in the field of microbiology with nanotechnology

  7. sir says:

    What is the way for to go for nanotech im 12 now?

  8. Zigam abedin says:

    I am doing eleteonics engineering…is there any option for me in nanotechnology??? And how can i do???

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      If you belong to EE, then of courses there is a choice for you in Nanotechology.
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  9. swapnil shidalale says:

    pls send information

  10. Rohit Bodake says:

    I am complet 12 th in pcm sub ,I am interested nano technology sub in bsc. Please guide me about this subject….

  11. Jaspreet singh says:

    I have done my B.Tech in Nanotechnology guide me how i can get job now.

  12. saradhi says:

    hello sir i’m satisfied with the information.I completed my B.Tech-Electronics,now i’m ready to do M.Tech Nano Technology.I’m from Andhra Pradesh,qualified in GATE.Please give me a suggestion to join in Andhra best colleges.

  13. Mansi Rajyaguru says:

    Hello sir,

    Myself Mansi, completed 12th PCM and interested in nanotechnology. Please guide me about this field and tell me that is there chances for government jobs in this field and if yes than what’s the salary status in it. Please guide me. Thanking in anticipation.

  14. Faizan Ahmed says:

    I am from TN my board exam is TN. What is the cutoff for this course in other states? Tell me that about my entire year fee
    .bsc nanotech is better or is ?

  15. Sanket Sambhaji Kalntre says:

    It’s very thoutfull and very imp for me ……..It gives lot of info…….

  16. aamir says:

    Why colleges in Gujarat and how year to accept to degree. nanotechnology valid to degree any college. Nanotechnology per year fees. And how many jobs

  17. Krishna kumar says:

    I’m completed bsc zoology hoga. In 2015, sir can i filup the form msc in nanotechnology

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