Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bangalore PhD programme 2017 admission open

Bengaluru: The Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bangalore, an autonomous research institute under Department of Science and Technology (DST) of GoI, has invited applications for PhD programmes 2017. CenS is conducting basic and applied research in nano and soft matter sciences and is engaged in materials research at all relevant length scales. Specifically, the current activities are focussed on a variety of metal and semiconductor nanostructures, liquid crystals, gels, membranes and hybrid materials.

The closing date for submission of completed application is 10 May 2017. PhD Programme 2017 offered with Junior Research Fellows (JRF) benefits. Hence, PhD scholars will be provided JRF stipend of Rs 25,000/- per month and other benefits as per JRF norms.


List of research areas of CeNS Bangalore:

 Carbon Nanomaterials: Turbostratic Graphene, Graphene oxide based inorganic core-shell materials

  1. a) Nanoporous organic inorganic hybrids Morphology controlled metal nanocrystallites
  2. b) Textured nanocrystalline oxide films for light trapping
  3. c) Soft hybrid nanomaterials and devices: Influence of metal nanostructures on liquid crystals, Metal nanoparticles functionalized with liquid crystals, Semiconductor quantum dot – liquid crystal nanocomposites, Triboelectric responsive materials, Soft optical metamaterials, Nanostructured anisotropic organogels, Flexible thermal and photo actuators, Non close packed colloidal assemblies
  4. d) Synthesis and applications of metal and non-metal nanoparticles, ITO free transparent conducting electrodes, device fabrication
  5. e) Liquid crystalline materials: Synthesis and characterization, photo-induced effects, high pressure studies, electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties

Eligibility Conditions:

Candidates must have MSc/MTech from a recognized university/Institute in Physics/Chemistry/Materials Science/Nano-Science and allied subjects, with at least 60% marks for general category and 55% for SC/ST candidates.

Candidates with specialization in Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science/Organic, Inorganic, Physical, or General Chemistry at the Masters Degree level are encouraged to apply

The Centre has also informed that students who have appeared for the final year examination and expect to obtain their results before 31 July 2017 can also apply.

Candidate must have qualified in any one of the exams: CSIR-UGC NET (JRF only), GATE or JEST or have an INSPIRE fellow.

For exact eligibility conditions, other details and how to apply, the interested candidates should visit the PhD programme page uploaded on the official website of CeNS:


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