About INUP

Beginning of the 21st century has witnessed a tremendous upsurge of scientific activity in the field of 'Nanoscience' and 'Nanotechnology', whose seeds were sowed in the last century. Scientists, technocrats and even governments of many countries all over the world are convinced that 'Nanotechnology' based on 'Nanoscience' is the technology of the 21st century. Nanoelectronics is the most advanced of the Nanotechnologies and products using Nanoelectronics are appearing in the market. Many of the countries in the world are embarking on ambitious programs on Nanoelectronics to address the needs of tomorrow's technologies. Centers of Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN) established in 2006 at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc) and IIT, Bombay (IITB) may be considered one among them.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology's (MeitY) support to CEN at IISc and IITB has enabled the process of creating a significant infrastructure, which has promoted research and training in the area of nanoelectronics in India. Although the major focus of this project is research and training of in-house researchers and students at these Institutes, the facilities created under such national initiative is also available to researchers and students from other institutions, laboratories and industry.

After IISc and IITB, MeitY initiated nano centers at IIT Madras (IITM) and IIT Delhi (IITD) in 2011, as well as one at IIT Guwahati (IITG) in 2015. In 2018, the nano centers at IISc, IITB, IITD, IITM, along with the facility at IIT Kharagpur (IITKgp), were brought under one umbrella - the Nanoelectronics Network for Research and Applications (NNetRA) - supported for four years thence by MeitY and DST combined. Now, with the benefit of the INUP experience and with support from MeitY, all six nanocenters, viz. at IISc, IITB, IITD, IITG, IITKgp and IITM has come under one umbrella to open up their facilities to the nation. This new program,'Indian Nanoelectronics Users' Programme - Idea to Innovation' (INUP-i2i) will take the 'open national nano centers' concept to the next stage, while retaining the key aspects of training at different levels introduced in INUP.
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Below are the INUP websites of the other nanocenters:

INUP-IIT, Bombay


INUP-IIT, Guwahati

INUP-IIT, Kharagpur

INUP-IIT, Madras

Objectives of INUP

Research through INUP