The government will set up of an international nano
centre for material sciences at the Jawaharlal Nehru
Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), union
minister for science and technology Kapil Sibal said
during the launch of the country's first nano-lab. JNCASR
is situated at Jakkur, on the outskirts of Bangalore
nano-lab will focus on energy, India's prime requirement,
especially super-capacitors and nano-structures for
sensors and photovoltaic cells," he said.
said the department of science and technology (DST)
is planning to increase collaboration with JNCASR. The
government, Sibal said, is also contemplating public-
private partnerships in research on photovoltaic cells.
said the government has planned investments to the tune
of Rs1,000-crore in nano-science and nano technology
over the next five years. Of this, Rs180 crore would
be spent during the current fiscal to set up around
seven to eight such facilities across the country.
said the proposed international nano-science centre
would also be open to NRI scientists and technologists
for pursuing research.
The centre would also provide for research collaboration
with various other institutes for developing nano products.