The Union Government has developed 20 Centres of Excellence in Nano technology in various States of thecountry. The details of these Centres of Excellence, budgetary allocation made during last three years and in the current year, and also their areas of excellence institution-wise are given in the Annexure.
The Government is providing research grants to a large number of institutes in the country to give impetus to Nano technology.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Y.S.Chowdary in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.
Details of the Centres of Excellence, budgetary allocation made during last three years and the current year and their areas of excellence.
|Location of Centre of Excellence||Budget allocation/ fund releases year-wise (Rs. in lakh)||Area of Scientific Excellence|
|1.||Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Habitat Centre, Phase-10, Sector-64, Mohali-160 062 (Punjab), an Autonomous Institute of Department of Science and Technology||450.00||644.80||1000.00||1500.00
|Materials and devices for energy storage and harvesting, water purification and carbon dioxide sequestration, microfluidics based devices, device and thin film-superstructure, bio-sensors, online diagnostics, bionanomaterials, nano medicine and therapeutics, nanotechnology in agriculture and nano toxicology.|
|2.||Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Jalahalli, Bengaluru 560 013 (Karnataka), an Autonomous Institute of Department of Science and Technology||560.00||511.67||800.00||1175.00
|To realize a comprehensive picture of materials in the areas of carbon nano materials and liquid crystal based hybrid materials.|
|3.||Thematic Unit of Excellence at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. (Karnataka)||00||100.00||380.40||There is no specific centre wise allocation. Funds release during FY 2016-17 is dependent on progress of the project assigned to each institute.||Physics and Technology of Nano Assemblies|
|4.||Thematic Unit of Excellence at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Kochi (Kerala)||633.36||00||246||Tissue Engineering and Medical Bio-Nanotechnology|
|5.||Thematic Unit of Excellence at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)||289.65||00||50||Soft Nanofabrication with applications in Energy, Environment and Bioplatforms|
|6.||Thematic Unit of Excellence at the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata (West Bengal)||285.00||0||90||Nano Device Technology|
|7.||Thematic Unit of Excellence at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad (Telangana)||
Nanomaterial-based Technologies for Automotive Applications
|8.||Thematic Unit of Excellence at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore
|0.00||538.00||50||Computational Materials Science|
|9.||Thematic Unit of Excellence at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras. (Tamil Nadu)||150.00||35.00||100||Water purification using nanotechnology|
|10.||Thematic Unit of Excellence at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore (Karnataka)||0||480.00||00||Nanochemistry|
|11.||‘Thematic Unit of Excellence’ at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.(Karnataka)||00||00||00||Computational Materials Science|
|12.||Thematic Unit of Excellence at the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata (West Bengal)||440.00||00||00||Computational Materials Science|
|13.||Centres of Excellence in Nanoelectronics- Phase II at IISc Bangalore||1400.96||863.94||1628||919||Nanoelectronics|
|14.||Centres of Excellence in Nanoelectronics- Phase II at IIT Bombay||1035||1145||1486||1165
|15.||Nano Fabrication Prototyping Facility for SMEs and Start-ups in the area of MEMS & NEMS at IIT Bombay||2057||00||00||328||Nano sensors for Agricultural and different appications|
|16.||Research Initiative on Non-Silicon based Technologies for Nanofabrication and Nanoscale Devices at IIT Delhi||Funds carried forward from the last release of Rs 2139.12 lakh||1780.87||370.70||430||
Non-Silicon based Technologies for Nanofabrication and Nanoscale Devices
|17.||Generic Development of Nanometrology for Nanotechnology at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi||Funds carried forward from the last release of Rs740.41 lakh||Project Completed
in December 2014
|–||–||Generic Development of Nanometrology for Nanotechnology
|18.||Centre for Nano-Electromechanical Systems (NEMS) and Nanophotonics at IIT Madras||40||377.40||195.50||126.70||Nano-electromechanical Systems (NEMS), Nanophotonics and Biosensors|
|19.||Development of MBE cluster tool based epitaxial nano-semiconductor infrastructure and process integration facility for high performance RF/Microwave compound semiconductor heterostructure nano-devices on silicon at IIT Kharagpur
|500||0||0||Project Completed in March 2016||High performance RF/ Microwave compound semiconductor hetero- structure nano-devices on silicon|
|20.||Centre for Excellence in Research and Development of Nanoelectronic Theranostic Devices at IIT Guwahati||10||2324||1370||776.66||Development of Nanoelectronics Theranostic Devices|