NIE students get PhD admissions in Italy and NZ

Two students of the first batch of MTech in Nano-Technology of the National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru, have been given admission to PhD programme in prestigious universities in Italy and New Zealand.

Madan S J and Sunil B S have been selected to pursue doctoral degree at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand respectively.  These students carried out excellent work in the area of solar cells under the guidance of K Chandra Sekhar, Assistant Professor, Centre for Nano-Technology (CNT), NIE.

In an informal appreciation programme, the students said that their MTech programme provided training and education in the latest developments and hands-on experience on sophisticated equipment available in CNT. Further, the conferences and symposia that were organised by CNT gave them opportunity to interact with leading researchers from India and abroad, they said.

Nanotechnology is an emerging multidisciplinary field that offers rewarding, cutting-edge employment encompassing many different areas of research, technology and manufacturing. The Government of India has created the ‘Nano Mission’, under the aegis of Department of Science and Technology, to promote nano-technology. Keeping this in view the department of Mechanical Engineering, NIE, established the Centre for Nano-Technology in 2012. The MTech programme in Nano-Technology was started in the year 2014.  The faculty members of this Centre have established close links with prestigious universities in Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand and Taiwan.

Photo: (L-R) Dr M V Achutha, head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Madan S J, Sunil B S (students selected for PhD admission),  Dr G L Shekar, Principal & CEO, NIE,  K Chandra Sekhar, Assistant Professor, Dr L Krishnamurthy,  head, Centre for Nano-Technology.

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