Govt. to introduce nano courses in Universities

Govt. to introduce nano courses in Universities
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First Published: Thu, Sep 20 2007. 04 58 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Sep 20 2007. 04 58 PM IST
New Delhi: Nano technology courses will soon be offered in all Universities in a bid to produce Nano scientists. A beginning will be made with Universities which have completed 150 years of existence.
Disclosing this at the 5th Knowledge Millennium Summit, organized by Assocham, minister of state, ministry of Human Resource Development, D Purandeswari said that the initiative would commence with Universities of Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.
Consultation with UGC
The ministry will engage in a consultation process with the University Grants Commission (UGC) so that necessary grants are released and worldwide demand for nanotech products met.
Acording to her, careful and selective investment in nanotechnology will catalyze the country’s economic development and stability and pave the way for its transformation into a developed nation by 2020.
Convergence of nanotech and biotech
Convergence of nanotechnology and biotechnology has created an opportunity for innovative development of medical advances spanning the continuum of drug discovery and development.
Nanotechnology offers cheaper and faster medical diagnosis, new therapeutics and novel methods of drug delivery with many of these technologies currently in pre-clinical or clinical development stages.
She is hopeful that with creation of nanotechnology tools, India will be able to take biotech to the nanoscale. Convergence of nanotechnology and functional engineering on an extremely small scale with biotechnology will not only produce high tech products at low cost but also prolong life by preventing illness and improving overall health parametres.
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