B Sc (NANOTECHNOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY)

Application status
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Open

Duration
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3 years

Study mode
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Full-time

Entry Requirements
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To enrol in this course a student must have cleared the intermediate (10+2) with Science subjects that are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Biology or both with 50 %.

Overview

B.Sc. in Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Computational Biology

Nanotechnology is a discipline that has immense scope in today’s world. With applications in fields ranging from conventional Physics to the latest approaches in molecular science, this programme paves way for graduates in numerous career fields. With this undergraduate program, GCU strives to provide a platform for candidates to learn about the ways in which they can change the world at a molecular or sub-molecular level. Further facilitating growth in students’ minds, the programme encourages innovative thinking and supports the research to draw conclusions about the feasibility and practicality of the proposed innovations, in today's global landscape.

Nanotechnology is an expanding area of research, with the potential to revolutionize lives and provide unparalleled solutions to various problems in medicine, energy, agriculture, and the environment. In computational biology methods to analyse large samples of biological data are developed and then applied. These computational methods have applications in the analysis of genetic sequences, protein samples, cell populations and more, which help make novel predictions or discover new aspects of biology.

Combining chemistry and computational biology with the nanotechnology material, the programme finds applicability over many aspects of life. Graduates of the programme are holistically developed with exemplary problem-solving skills rooted in in-depth knowledge about the subject.

Highlights

  • This course introduces Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Structure – properties, functions and applications are identified as the core concepts of nanoscience. The corresponding synthesis and processing steps, and the performance of such materials under environmental constraints, constitute the core of Nanotechnology. Nanoscience is presented as the convergence of Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, and Biology focusing on phenomena and opportunities to fabricate at the nanometer scale where the energy scales of a variety of processes conflate. As nanotech is the epitome of interdisciplinarity, the course attempts to build up student’s communication skills and attempts to get them into the habit of life-long learning.
  • The emergence of any new technology often raises the challenge of balancing risks and benefits, and in this regard nanotechnology is no exception. Class subject matter and format will examine the implications of nanotechnology within a socioeconomic-environmental context. Nanotechnology has broad social, ethical and legal implications ranging from environmental remediation and/or contamination to social justice and equity applications in developing countries, to biomedical treatments and interventions, to intellectual property dilemmas. Students gain familiarity with these applications as well as skills in analyzing and balancing risks and benefits.
  • The course exposes students to expert views from a variety of perspectives and will help students develop critical analysis and reasoning skills working both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis is placed on integrating technological literacy with critical inquiry and problem solving in social and ethical context

Entry Requirements

To enrol in this course a student must have cleared the intermediate (10+2) with Science subjects that are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Biology or both with 50 %.

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Scope

The nanotechnology has 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 Medicine, Therapeutics, 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.

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 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.
  • Nano size components are used in DVD and CD players.
  • The future is nanotechnology which has great impact 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.

Fee structure for the Academic year 2022-23

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

Programmes

BSNT

Course Duration

3 years

1st Instalment

INR 25,000

5 Subsequent Instalments

INR 75,000

International Fee Structure

Programmes

BSNT

Course Duration

3 years

1st Instalment

$ 500

5 Subsequent Instalments

$ 1080

OTHER FEES

CAUTION DEPOSIT : Rs. 5000/- to be paid by all the students. (Rs. 3000/- will be refunded after successful completion of the course and Rs. 2000/- would be retained towards registration fees for life time Alumni Association Membership)

EXAMINATION FEES PER SEMESTER

UG Programs: Rs.1550/-, PG Programs: Rs.2250/-, Research Programs: Rs.5500/-, Diploma Programs: Rs.1850/-, Practical Examination + Viva Voce Charges (wherever applicable): Rs.750/-

Semester 1

  • Basics of Nano Science & Technology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Basics of System Biology
  • Ability Enhancement Courses
  • English/MIL Communication
  • Skill Enhancement Course
  • Communicative English
  • Information & Communication Technology

Semester 2

  • Nano Structures in Biological System
  • Organic Chemistry-1
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Ability Enhancement Courses
  • Environmental Studies
  • Skill Enhancement Course
  • Speaking Kannada

Semester 3

  • Physics of nanomaterials
  • Physical Chemistry-1
  • Informatics in omics and application
  • Skill Enhancement Course
  • Biostatistics
  • Generic Elective Courses
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Semester 4

  • General Characterstics of Nano materials
  • Biochemistry
  • Skill Enhancement Course
  • Biostatistics

Semester 5 & 6

    Discipline Elective
  • Characterization Techniques/Nano devices and sensors
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry-2/Advanced physical chemistry-2
  • Immunology/Immunoinformatics
  • Methods of Synthesis of Nanomaterials /Basics of Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry /Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-2
  • Structral Bioinformatics/ Chemoinformatics

Programme Prospects are as follows

  • Introduction to the underlying principles and applications of the emerging field of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. Intended for a multidisciplinary approach education with a variety of backgrounds. Introduces tools and principles relevant at the nanoscale dimension. Discusses current and future nanotechnology applications in clean energy, materials, electronics, food science medicine, therapeutics and energy.
  • This course introduces the fundamentals of Nano-scale engineering and manufacturing. Current and future applications of nanostructured materials will be reviewed with respect to their impact in commercial products and technologies. Particular emphasis will be placed in biomedical applications. The main physical forces controlling the nucleation and deposition of nanostructures will be presented allowing a better understanding of key design factors at the Nano-scale. Well-established and novel synthesis/fabrication methods nanostructures will be critically discussed giving a broad overview of the state-of-the-art nanomanufacturing processes. Standard characterization methods will be elucidated using various examples and exercises throughout the course.

Career Path

“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 and many others.

Candidates specialized in nanotechnology can work in the following areas:

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

List of companies where UG & PG Dept Life Of Science students of GCU got placement opportunities:

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