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Dr Jitendra visits India’s first ‘Nano Science’ institute, emphasises its futuristic role

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CHANDIGARH: Addressing the faculty and students of India’s very first exclusive “Nano Science” institute , the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) at Mohali near here, Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh said, this is India’s first exclusive “Nano Science” Institute with a huge futuristic role and has been set up to undertake research and generate products/devices and technology in the area of Nanoscience and Technology for the benefit of the nation .
Dr Jitendra said that Nano-Science along with Bio-Economy will contribute immensely in India’s march toward a 5 Trillion Dollar Economy.
Dr Singh said, the institute aims to carry out research in the diverse and rapidly growing areas of nanoscience and technology with specific emphasis on the following areas: Agricultural Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, Energy and Environmental Science, Quantum Materials and Device Physics, Nano Electronics, Microfluidics Based Technologies, Nanobiotechnology.
The Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) is an autonomous research institution of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, under the Society Registration Act, 1960, under the umbrella of national mission on Nano Science and Technology (Nano Mission)”, which aims to promote growth and outreach of nanoscience and technology.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, the vision of INST is to emerge as a globally competitive India’s foremost research institution in Nano Science and technology and contribute to society through applications of nanoscience & and nanotechnology in agriculture, medicine, energy, and environment.
Dr Jitendra said, INST has contributed significantly to promoting science and inculcating the practice of developing technology in India amongst the nation’s young generation through its unique and unparalleled outreach program.
He informed that the faculty of INST has directly interacted with more than 15,000 students in about 300 schools across the country and spread awareness about taking science as a career perspective.
INST’s roadshow has demonstrated the importance of science in day-to-day life to more than 50,000 students and the general public. INST has reached out to more than 1000 students from marginalized sections of society from 24 schools/colleges across the country towards scientific aptitude training, the Minister added.
Dr Jitendra underlined that the core Mission of INST is cutting-edge research in nanoscience and nanotechnology with an interdisciplinary flavour in the domains of energy, environment, agriculture, health care, quantum materials, etc., to solve global and local challenges.
Our motto is “Knowledge of Nanoscience for the Nation.”, said, Dr Jitendra Singh.
Dr Jitendra also enumerated some of the core objectives of the INST as-to advance knowledge and educate young minds in nanoscience and technology that will best serve the nation, to impart advanced training courses and laboratory techniques of nanotechnology at the highest level, to encourage innovative and challenging technology/ product-based scientific projects.

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