Centre for Advanced Studies in Materials Science and Solid State Physics
Grants Commission, New Delhi, has given the status of Centre of Advanced
Studies in Materials Science and Solid State Physics to this Department in
1988. In 1993, this status was extended for a further period of five years.
Recently in 1998, the UGC has further extended this status to this
Department for Phase III, up to March 2002.
gives a suitable funding for the Department under this programme. A Liquid
Nitrogen facility was installed in this Department during the first two
phases. This was among the major facilities approved by the UGC. This has
indeed helped the Department to take up various research programmes on
superconductivity, magnetism, characterization of materials etc. at low
temperatures. In the present phase III, UGC has given funding for books,
journals, upgradation and automation of facilities, and for research on
scanning tunneling microscopy, nanoparticles, materials science, lasers
Collaboration has been established between the Centre of Advanced Studies in
this Department and the Centre of Advanced Studies in the University of New
Mexico, Albuquerque, USA. A memorandum of Understanding has been signed
between the two centres to arrange mutual visits and programmes such as
conferences and workshops on areas of mutual interest.
Centre for Lasers and Advanced Materials processing (C-LAMP)
School of Energy Studies