(IGP) Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013 – PIB “Topic: Research & Development In Nanoelectronics: India Getting Ready to be a Global Player”

(IGP) Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013

Chapter: Gist of Press Information
Bureau Articles

Topic: Research & Development In
Nanoelectronics: India Getting Ready to be a Global Player

Q. Nanometrology?

Nanometrology is science of measurement at nanoscales which is requirement of
researches at nano level.

Q. What is Indian Nanoelectronics User Program?

The Indian Nanoelectronics User Program (INUP) has been
conceived and initiated by the Department of IT to facilitate and support
generation in India of expertise and knowledge in Nanoelectronics through
participation and utilization of the facilities established at the Centres of
Excellence in Nanoelectronics at IISc, Bangaluru and IIT Bombay, Mumbai by
external users from academia, R&D institutions and Industry. The INUP program
aims to:

  • Impart hands-on training in nanoelectronics to researchers from other
    institutions in the country and help train researchers in Nanoelectronics.
    Users from academic, research and industrial R&D institutions are trained
    through this project at three levels.
  • Short-term workshops to disseminate the outcome of the research
    activities: These workshops are also expected to provide exposure and
  • Hands-on training for selected researcher: Execution of collaborative
    research projects by external users by providing support for fabrication and
    expert guidance.
  • Assist in the initiation of research in nanoelectronics at various
    institutions in the country by enabling the execution of the work of
    external users at these centres.
  • Collaborate with research teams at various Indian organizations and
    develop joint projects in nanoelectronics.
  • Provide a platform for researchers in Naoelectronics to come together
    and benefit from complementary expertise.
  • To generate more than 750 trained students, professional scientists and
    engineers etc., at various levels and take up about 40 research projects in
  • The INUP has been utilized by researchers and engineers
    from academia, R&D organizations and industry. More than 110 R&D projects
    from more than 100 external organizations across the country have been taken
    up so far under INUP. About 1150 researchers and students from across India
    have been trained through INUP.

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