Nano Technology Engineering

Nano Technology Engineering

Degrees offered: B.E /B.Tech, B.Sc., Diploma, Dual Degree, M.E /M.Tech., M.Phil., M.Sc.

What is Nano Technology Engineering

Nanotechnology Engineering is the manipulation of nanomaterials to convert it into useful and effective materials, structures, devices. And the branch of engineering that deals with the study of nanotechnology is known as Nanotechnology Engineering or NanoEngineering.

It wasn't 30-40 years that this term was coined, but the technique has been used since a very long time. The centuries-old stained glass window of medieval churches is proof of the use of nanoscale materials.

Scientists and engineers all over the world are in a continuous endeavour to implement the use of Nanotechnology Engineering into various aspects of one's life to take maximum advantage of its enhanced features.

Nanotechnology Engineering includes the formation of products at an atomic level and innovating effective machinery and tools. Various industries such as electronics and power generation have already adapted this technology.

Students who want to build a lucrative career in the field of science can study Nanotechnology Engineering in graduation as it is a promising field and has a wide scope. It is assumed that the revolution brought by nanotechnology will be way broader than IT and the internet. 

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Nano Technology Engineering

For Undergraduate in Nanotechnology Engineering

  • The candidate applying for Bachelors in Nanotechnology Engineering should have qualified their class 12th board exams from a recognized central or state school education board in India. 

  • The candidate should have mandatorily studied PCM subjects in their class 12th exams i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. 

  • The candidate must have an aggregate of 55% or more in their class 12th exams for securing admission in most of the colleges. 

For Postgraduate in Nanotechnology Engineering

  • In order to be eligible for admission in PG ecourses, the candidates should have completed their BTech Degree with 50% or more marks from a recognized institution/college/university. 

For PhD in Nanotechnology Engineering

  • The candidates should have completed their master’s degree from a recognized college, institute or university with 55% or more marks.

  • The minimum marks required are reduced to 50% for candidates from OBC/SC/ST category.

  • Candidates can apply for JRF only till the age of 30.

Entrance Exam for Nanotechnology Engineering

Some colleges provide admission based on entrance exam while some provide admission based on the candidate's merit. Mostly a student must undergo two rounds for selection -

  • Institutional Test/Entrance Exam (if any)

  • Personal Interview/ Group Discussion (GD)

The entrance exam for some of the best colleges that provide a UG/PG/PhD programs have been listed below:

At Undergraduate Level –

  • IIT-JEE (JEE Main and JEE Advanced)- JEE Main is a national level exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) twice a year for admission to NITs, IIITs and some other government-funded institutes of technology. . Students who qualify JEE Main can only appear for JEE Advanced. By qualifying JEE Advanced, candidates become eligible for admission to IITs and other premier institutes. It provides admission based on the ranks and marks achieved by the students. 

  • WBJEE – West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam- WBJEE is a state-level joint entrance exam for engineering and pharmacy students. It is conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam Board (WBJEEB). 

  • SRMJEEE – SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam- SRMJEEE is a university-level exam for BTech students. It is conducted by SRM Institute of Science and Technology. It is conducted online in June.

At Postgraduate Level –

  • GATE (Gratitude and Aptitude Test in Engineering)- GATE is an entrance exam conducted by IISC and IIT for admission in PG courses. It's a national level exam, conducted online mode. The exam is composed of objective type questions and is generally conducted in February.

Doctorate Level –

  • UGC NET (National Eligibility Test) – UGC NET is a national level entrance exam conducted by NTA for Junior Research Fellowship or Assistant professor. It is conducted in September – November.

  • SIU PET (Symbiosis International University PhD Entrance Exam)- SIU PET is a university-level exam for Symbiosis International University. It is conducted online in June.

Scope of Nano Technology Engineering in India and Abroad

Nanotechnology Engineering is assumed to outshine IT and the Internet in the near future as it is termed as the "green and clean" alternative to the existing ones. There's a huge scope in this field as the government of India is taking the initiative to introduce and implement this technology in various fields.

There are programs such as "Nano Mission" to encourage and research on Nanotechnology Engineering. The most developed field as of now is nanomaterial, Nanoelectronics, and Nanobiotechnology.

Course Fees Nano Technology Engineering

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
2.00 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Nano Technology Engineering at KS Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode
Data not available
17.80 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Nano Technology Engineering at Amity University, Noida
Data not available
20.00 K
M.Phil. in Nano Technology Engineering at MATS University, Raipur
2.69 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Nano Technology Engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
9.60 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Nano Technology Engineering at Amity University, Jaipur
4.98 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Nano Technology Engineering at Delhi Technological University, Delhi
1.89 Lakhs
Ph.D in Nano Technology Engineering at Amity University, Mumbai
1.25 Lakhs
Ph.D in Nano Technology Engineering at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
3.02 Lakhs
Ph.D in Nano Technology Engineering at Amity University, Noida
1.25 Lakhs
Ph.D in Nano Technology Engineering at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
70.00 K
Diploma in Nano Technology Engineering at University of Technology, Jaipur
Data not available
72.00 K
Diploma in Nano Technology Engineering at CMJ University, Shillong
Data not available

Course Subjects

The course syllabus differs on the basis of specialisation, but all the Nanotechnology Engineering students are taught four basic Nanotechnology Engineering subjects including micro and Nano-instrumentation, Nano-electronics, Nano bio-systems, and Nano-engineered materials.

Apart from this here's the list of core subjects that are taught while pursuing a course in Nanotechnology Engineering.

  • Principles of Environmental Science

  • Biology for Engineers

  • Elements of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

  • Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

  • Fundamentals of Solid State Technology

  • Properties of Nanomaterials

  • Quantum Mechanics

  • Production of Nanomaterials

  • Electronic and Optical Properties of Material

  • Material Science

  • Non-conventional Energy Sources

  • Nano Measurement

  • Atomic and electronic structure of matter

  • Bioengineered Nanomaterials

Careers in Nano Technology Engineering

Professionals in the field of Nanotechnology Engineering can have a furtive career in diverse sectors from medical to agricultural departments. There's a high demand for skilled Nano engineers in both government and private institutions.

You can choose a career in several fields according to your interest and specialisation as there's specialisation in Nanomaterial which is widely used as a coating for textiles, automobiles and aerospace, then there's Nano Biotechnology which involves research in medicine, non-invasive surgery, and Nanoprobes.

This provides a wide range of opportunities and a dynamic career for the students studying Nanotechnology Engineering. You can be employed by both, the firms that manufacture nanomaterials and the sectors that use it. Nanotechnology Engineering graduates can work as scientists or executive managers in various field such as :

  • Electronics/semiconductor industry

  • Textile Industry

  • Auto and aerospace industries

  • Biotechnology

  • Medical fields and pharmaceuticals

  • Food science (quality control and packaging)

  • Forensic Industry

  • Research Industry

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Job profile in Nanotechnology Engineering  

Job Profile


Project assistant

Project assistants are expected to provide support and create balance at the during executing projects. 

They report directly to the project director and are required to ensure that there are no confusions or interruptions impeding the progress of the project.

Project engineer

Project engineers are responsible for discussing the objectives of a project as well as review project proposals with the management. 

They must keep a close watch on the project phases and assign tasks to employees accordingly. They must also review bids from various contractors.  

Service engineer

Service engineers review each machine at regular intervals so that they can find the fault and rectify it to avoid any major accident. They have to be well versed with a usual manual.

Account executive

Account executives have to manage a lot of tasks as part of their duties, ranging from preparing campaign strategy, developing a budget, creating new campaign ideas, managing the account, sending invoices to the clients, and delivering pitches to the clients. 


As a lecturer you will get an opportunity to nurture young minds and train them with the key concepts in the field of Nanotechnology Engineering. You will have to understand the objectives of the institute and then perform all the duties assigned to you as a lecturer to the fullest. 


Nanotechnology Engineering Top Recruiters

  • CSIR

  • DRDO

  • BARC

  • Applied Materials

  • GE Engineering

  • Dr Reddy's Lab

  • IISC

  • Nano Serendipity Consortium

  • Amity University

  • Global Pharma MNC

Required Skillset for Nano Technology Engineering

According to TOI, India produces about 1.5 Million engineers every year, but sadly the number of jobs available is comparatively very low. In a country where 1 out of 10 students is an engineer it's difficult to compete, isn't it?

You might be brilliant, but how will you prove that to your future employer.

Well, every professional must possess academic knowledge, hard skills and soft skills that help the employer pick them from the crowd.

Following is the list of skills that an engineer requires to be better than the rest:

  • Communication and Leadership Skills – Excellent communication skills are imperative in this field as you need to be able to express your thoughts, views, and opinions to your seniors, subordinates, and clients efficiently. The process of developing/researching concepts requires a brilliant mind. Unless one can collaborate and work with different professionals effectively, it's not possible to deliver the required result.

  • Knowledge Literacy – It is not possible for an individual to possess knowledge about every topic, provided the limited span of the course but the ability to adapt to changes and new development is of prime importance. A Nanotechnologist must be able to research and analyse any topic and create a powerful project.

  • Industry Skills – The field of technology demands knowledge in both theoretical and practical form. Lacking either one is not ideal. The course curriculum of an engineer requires them to work on various projects, and therefore the industry expects a graduate in Nanotechnology Engineering to be skilled.

  • Critical Thinking – After majoring from a subject, everyone will expect you to be an expert in your subject and analyse every matter professionally. You cannot think and work like a layman in a field like Nano Technology. It is important to think wisely to make use of an opportunity.

  • Problem Solving – You might stumble upon professional problems in your work field that will require you to analyse, reflect and make a quick judgement to end the problem. Having the ability to negotiate a problem is a must.

Course Curriculum for Nano Technology Engineering

Bachelors in Nanotechnology Engineering is a 4 years long professional course, which is divided into 8 semesters. The curriculum is designed to make a student experienced and skilled in topics such as nanotechnology, nano-engineered materials, and their evolving properties.

The Nanotechnology Engineering course curriculum has been designed by the institutions to deliver thorough knowledge and experience to a professional which will help with seamless functioning in the dynamic market landscape. Students are expected to stay updated with evolving technologies, perform the assigned tasks diligently, and take part in seminars and workshops to acquire industrial knowledge.

The curriculum strikes a balance between theoretical knowledge and industry skills. 

Questions related to Nano Technology Engineering

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can nanotech had better scope?

Aniket Sharma 28th Apr, 2020

hi Vignesh,

Yes, Nanotech has tremendous scope in future. A real world example is see how much our smartphone's processor are getting smaller and powerful year after year. But to get exposure of Nanotechnology in India, you have to get into IITs/IISc. In India it is not easy to get deep knowledge of this technology. Only in top institutions you will get world class exposure because you have top notch faculty there. Also you can get very good package after graduating from these colleges. So try to get into IITs/IISc to study nanotechnology.

I hope this answer will help.
All the best for the future!!


Is there any placements for Nanotechnology in JNTUH??

ojaswiyolo Student Expert 4th Jul, 2019


The placements provided by the university includes companies like A CCENTURE, Dr Reddys LaboratoriesLtd, GVK, Mylan and TCS.

You can visit their officialsite for more information . You can also checkout . All the best.


Which colleges are offering nanotechnology in andhra pradesh and telangana

dhameerbhatia31_7970609 Student Expert 8th Feb, 2019

Hello Gowtham,

Nano technology colleges in Andhra Pradesh -

  • Andhra University
  • Aura's Scientific and Technological Research Academy
  • Institute of Science amd Technology
  • Jawahar lal nehru Technological university
  • Koneru Lakshmaiah education Foundation

Nano technology colleges in Telangana -

  • ATMA Uppal



Is nanotechnology worth doing ?? Does it have scope ?? How much will it take to study ??

Akhila Nagasree 13th Jan, 2019


Nanotech has huge scope. A major portion of it lies towards research. Currently with the advancement of NEMS and thin film electronics the applications of nano have increased even more. There is research being done on nanoparticles for treatment of cancer and there are studies on programmable nano devices.

The study cost for btech in nanotechnology in india costs around 10lakh to 15lakh.

To get more information regarding the course as well as colleges, please go through the following link

Hope this helps..... 


Which is the best college for nanotechnology (robotics).

Harshit sethi 31st Jan, 2020

You can pursue Nanotechnology in Indian Institute of Technology Bombay but it offers a Phd degree . And if you are patient enough, then you can also get satisfied with an M.Tech degree in Nanotechnology in Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee , Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology or Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. These are all good colleges in which you can pursue Nanotechnology after doing B.Tech in Computer Science or Electronics Engineering or Material Science.

But if you want a bachelor's degree , then you can go for SRM or Amity University.

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