B.Tech in
Nanotechnology Program

Overview

Historically, the conceptual foundation of Nanotechnology was laid by Nobel Laureate and Physicist Richard P. Feynman in 1959, wherein he conceptualized that it should be possible to manipulate and control things on a small scale – and achievable if we develop the technology to manipulate and control individual atoms and molecules with a “bottom up” approach implying that we build things from the molecule up, and rearrange matter with atomic precision, which eventually indeed became possible by the process called “molecular manufacturing”. “Nanotechnology”, is attributed to Norio Taniguchi (1970s), who introduced it to describe “manufacturing to finishes and tolerances in the nano-metric regime.” Nanotechnology involves the fabrication and application of materials and devices with sizes that range from 0.1–100 nanometers (one nanometer is one billionth of a meter, 10-9 m!). To get a comparative idea on a relative scale if we consider a marble of one nanometer diameter, then diameter of the Earth would be about one meter. Although nanoscience and nanotechnology are relatively new, nanoscale materials have been found to have existed as early as in some Roman era artefacts and in ancient Indian medicinal formulations. However, a systematic study of the synthesis of nanometer-sized materials and the understanding of their properties have emerged only during the last few decades. In the new millennium, these fundamental research studies laid the foundation for numerous applications of nanomaterials in a variety of industries such as energy, environment, construction, photonics, electronics, cosmetics, food & agriculture and medicine.

The global nanotechnology market has been projected to reach a value of 90 billion USD by the year 2021, and continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of close to 16% in the time period 2020 – 2028, of which the nanomaterials market alone could become a 16 billion USD market. As many as 5000 consumer products, spread across various product categories (Figure 1), that contain nanomaterials in their formulations are already available in markets worldwide, suggesting that “nanotechnology and nanomaterials have entered what is known as consumerization”.

Companies across different industrial sectors have embraced nanotechnology for better processes and products and many of the new nanotechnology-based companies have also emerged across the world in recent times (Figure 2). Considering this rapid rise in the past decade of nanotech products and companies and the ones likely to arise in the near future, nanotechnology is expected to play a crucial role in fulfilling the UN’s millennial development goals.

About the Program

  • This course will introduce students to different basic engineering disciplines such as mechanical, electrical and computer science through certain common courses during the first 3 semesters.

  • The B. Tech. (Nanotechnology) program at MU aims to provide to provide an excellent training platform in this emerging interdisciplinary technology.

  • Starting with semester 4 through semester 7 students will be gradually trained and exposed to various fundamental and advanced courses on technology and science that underpin both nano materials and nano devices.

  • Nanotechnology has matured over the past few decades as an independent field of study as well as an enabler of technological innovations across various other engineering disciplines.

  • Final Semester 8 will be, predominantly, devoted to either an internship or an industrial/academic research project.

  • During this period foundational courses in natural sciences and mathematics will be taught along with the courses from humanities and social sciences.

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Curriculum

Proposed Course Curriculum Outline – Semester Wise

Semester 01

Code Course L T P Credits
1 MA 1101 Calculus &ODE 4 1 0 5
2 CH 1101 Chemistry – I 2 1 0 3
3 EE 1101/ EE 1102 Introduction to Electrical Engineering + Electronics 2 1 2 4
4 CE 1101 Earth and Environmental Sciences 2 0 0 2
5 ME 1102 Mechanics 2 1 0 3
6 BI 1101 Biology 3 0 0 3
7 HS 1101 English 3 0 0 3
8 HS 1102 Media Project 1 0 2 1.5
9 HS 1103 French – I 0 2 0 0.5
10 HS 1104 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 1 0 0 1
Total Credits 26

Semester 02

Code Course L T P Credits
1  MA 1202 Linear Algebra & complex analyses 3 1 0 4
2  PH 1201 Physics– I 2 1 2 4
3  CH 1202 Chemistry – II 2 0 2 3
4  CS 1201 Introduction to Computer Science 2 1 2 4
5  ME 1203 Workshop Practice 0 0 2 1
6  ME 1204 Thermodynamics 2 1 0 3
8  HS 1201 Entrepreneurship Practice 1 0 0 1
9  HS 1202 Professional Ethics 0 1 0 1
10  HS 1203 French – II 0 2 0 0.5
 Total credits 21.5

Semester 03

Code Course L T P Credits
1 MA 2103 Probability and Statistics 3 1 0 4
2 PH 2102 Physics– II (Electrodynamics, Optics) 3 1 2 5
3 PH 2103 Introduction to Physics of Materials 3 0 0 3
4 CH 2103 Introduction to Nano-technology and Science 3 0 0 3
5 CS 2104 Data Structures 2 2 2 5
6 HS 2101 Lean Startup 1 0 0 1
7 HS 2103 French -III 0 2 0 0.5
8 HS 2102 Principles of Economics 3 0 0 1.5
Total Credits 24

Semester 04

Code Course L T P Credits
1 MA 2208 Numerical Methods 3 0 2 4
2 PH 2201 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics for Nanosystems 3 0 0 3
3 PH 2202 Micro and Nano Fabrication 1 0 4 3
4 PH 2203 Optoelectronic Devices 3 0 0 3
5 CH 2204 Nanomaterial Synthesis 3 0 2 4
6 HS 2201 Design Thinking 1 0 2 2
7 HS 2203 French -IV 0 2 0 0.5
8 HS 2202 Financial Accounting (Fractal) 3 0 0 1.5
Total Credits 21

Semester 05

Code Course L T P Credits
1 MA 3115 Computational Methods for PDE 3 1 0 4
2 PH 3101 Advanced Nanomaterials and Devices 3 0 2 4
3 CH 3105 Nanostructure Characterization 3 0 2 4
4 PH 3102 Nano Photonics 3 0 2 4
5 CH 3106 Molecular Spectroscopy 3 0 0 3
6 Hs Elective HSS + Mgmt. – Elective – I 2 0 0 2
7 HS 3101 French– V 0 2 0 0.5
Total Credits 21.5

Semester 06

Code Course L T P Credits
1 PR 3201 Third Year Project 0 0 6 3
2 BI 3201 Nano- Biotechnology and Toxicology 4 0 0 4
3 PH 3201 Semiconductor Devices 3 0 0 3
4 CH 3207 Computational Nanotechnology 3 0 2 4
5 Departmental Elective Nanotech. Elective I 3 0 0 3
6 HS 3201 Introduction to professional Development (Fractal) 2 0 0 2
7 HS- Elective HSS + Mgmt. -Elective – II 2 0 0 2
8 HS 3202 French–VI (Optional) 0 2 0 0.5
Total Credits 21.5

Semester 07

Code Course L T P Credits
1 PR 4101 Final Year Project 0 1 4 3
2 CH 4108  Carbon Nanotechnology 3 0 0 3
3 PH 4102  MEMS and NEMS 3 0 0 3
4  Departmental Elective Nanotech. Elective II 3 0 0 3
5  Open Elective Open Elective I 3 0 0 3
6  Hs Elective HSS + Mgmt. – Elective – III 2 0 0 2
7  HS 4101 French – VII (optional) 0 2 0 0.5
 Total Credits 17.5

Semester 08

Code Course L T P Credits
1 PR 4201 Final Year Project 0 5 8 9
2  Departmental Elective Nanotech. Elective III 3 0 0 3
3  Open elective Open Elective II 3 0 0 3
4  HS 4201 French  -VIII (Optional) 0 2 0 0.5
Total Credits 15.5

[* – subject to approval of the Academic Council of the University]

Curriculum

Proposed Course Curriculum Outline – Semester Wise

Semester 01

Code Course L T P Credits
1 MA101 Mathematics – I 4 1 0 5
2 CH 101 Chemistry – I 2 1 0 3
3 ES 101 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 2 1 2 4
4 ES 103 Earth and Environmental Sciences 2 0 0 2
5 ES 104 Thermodynamics 2 1 0 3
6 SE 101 Media Project 0 0 3 1.5
7 HS 101 English and Humanities – I 1 2 2 4
8 FL 101 French Language & Culture – I 0 2 0 0
22.5
13 8 7
Total contact hours 28

Semester 02

Code Course L T P Credits
1 MA102 Mathematics – II 3 1 0 4
2 PH 101 Physics – I 2 1 2 4
3 CH 102 Chemistry – II 2 0 2 3
4 ES 105 Electronics 2 1 2 4
5 ES 107 Workshop Practice 0 0 2 0
6 SE 102 Introduction to Enterprises & Economy 2 1 0 3
7 HS 102 Professional Ethics 0 1 0 1
8 FL 102 French Language & Culture – II 0 2 0 0
19
Total contact hours 25

Semester 03

Code Course L T P Credits
1 MA Mathematics – III 3 1 0 4
2 PH 202 Physics – II 3 1 2 5
3 XXXX Introduction to Nano technology & nanosciences 3 0 0 3
4 XXXX Solid state physics 3 0 2 4
5 BI 1201 Biology 2 0 0 2
6 FL 203 French Language & Culture – III 0 2 0 0
18
14 4 4
Total contact hours 22

Semester 04

Code Course L T P Credits
1 ES 211 Numerical Methods 3 0 2 4
2 XXXX Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics for Nano 3 0 0 3
3 XXXX Micro and nano fabrication 1 0 4 3
4 XXXX Nanomaterial synthesis 3 0 2 4
5 SE 203 Design Thinking 1 0 2 2
6 FL 204 French Language & Culture – IV 0 2 0 2
18
11 2 10
Total contact hours 23

Semester 05

Code Course L T P Credits
1 MA Mathematics – IV 3 1 0 4
2 ES 312 Introduction to Materials Sciences 2 0 2 3
3 XXXX Advanced Nanomaterials and devices 3 0 2 4
4 XXXX Nanostructure characterization 3 0 2 4
5 XXXX Nanophotonics 3 0 2 4
6 HS-E1 HSS + Mgmt. – Elective – I 2 0 0 2
7 FL 305 French Language & Culture – V 0 2 0 0
21
16 3 8
Total contact hours 27

Semester 06

Code Course L T P Credits
1 XXXX Nanobiotechnology & Nanotoxicolgy 4 0 0 4
2 XXXX Semiconductor Devices 3 0 0 3
3 XXXX Nanocomputing 3 0 2 4
4 PR 301 Third year team project 0 0 6 3
5 E1 Elective   –    I  (Carbon   nanotechnology,               Molecular 3 0 0 3
6 HS-E2 HSS + Mgmt. – Elective – II 2 0 0 2
7 FL 306 French Language & Culture – VI 0 2 0 0
19

15 2 8
Total contact hours 25

Semester 07

Code Course L T P Credits
1 XXXX Microelectronics & VLSI 3 0 2 4
2 XXXX MEMS & NEMS 3 0 0 3
3 HS-E3 HSS + Mgmt. – Elective – III 2 0 0 2
4 E2 Elective – II (Micro and nano fluidics, Photovoltaics) 3 0 0 3
5 E3 Elective   –  III  (Advanced  drug  delivery  systems, 3 0 0 3
6 PR 402 Year-4 Project 0 1 4 3
7 FL 407 French Language & Culture – VII 0 2 0 0
18
14 03 06
Total contact hours 23

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Semester 08

Code Course L T P Credits
1 E4 Elective – IV (Analytical tools and techniques) in 3 0 0 3
2 E5 Elective   –  V  (Nanocatalysis,   nanotechnology) in 3 0 0 3
3 PR 402 Year-4 Project 0 5 8 9
4 FL 408 French Language & Culture – VIII 0 2 0 0
15
6 7 8
Total contact hours 21

[* – subject to approval of the Academic Council of the University]