National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra


School of Materials Science and Technology

About the School of Materials Science and Technology (SMST):

 Considering the ever increasing scope of materials technology, the School of Materials Science and Technology (formerly Material Science and Nanotechnology) was established at NIT Kurukshetra in the year 2012. The curriculum is designed to allow students to acquire a broad range of fundamental knowledge in materials science, from organic materials to inorganic materials.


Objectives of the School:

The prime objective of the School of Materials Science and Technology is to create trained manpower in embarking field of materials science and technology and inspire need-based research and translate science & technology to market place. Enhance the understanding of advanced materials including, but not limited to, biomaterials, nanomaterials, ceramics, electronic materials, energy materials and composites from a fundamental point, emphasizing the relationships between the nano and bulk structure as well as the properties and performance of the materials.



Academic Activities:

Post Graduate:

The postgraduate programme provides education and training in the science and technology of different classes of materials that include: magnetic, optoelectronic, polymers/colloids, nano-materials and bio-materials. The school is offering four semesters M. Tech competitive graduate program at the forefront of materials science and technology programme. Two semesters of 36 academic credit points and two semesters for dissertation work leading to the degrees of Masters.



Ph.D. & Research Program:

The School has started Ph. D. program in different areas to keep synergy with the evolving innovations and developments in various fields of Materials Science and Technology. The school is engaged in a wide range of research activities that span hard and soft matter, from polymer and colloid science, to materials chemistry, optoelectronics, magnetic materials, computational materials science, and biomaterials.  Inter-disciplinary research is always emphasized. The School of Materials Science and technology is also associated with the Department of Physics at both academic and research levels and all the facilities available at the Department of Physics, for advance research.

At present, six full-time research scholars are perusing their Ph. D. work.


Training and Conference Activity:

School is regularly organising Short Term courses to educate the young minds and discuss the frontline research activity in the field of Materials Science.


The following activities have been done during last three years.

  1. Organised one week Short Term Course on “Synthesis and Characterization Technique of Smart Material”, 22-26th September, 2014.
  2. Organized one day workshop on “Simulations tools for Nanostructure and Device Modelling”, 21st March, 2015.
  3. Organised one week Short Term Course on “Nanomaterials for Two Dimensional Devices and Energy Applications”, 22-24th July, 2015.

NIT Kurukshetra is one of the premier technical institutes of the country. Founded in 1963 as Regional Engineering College Kurukshetra, the institute was rechristened as National Institute of Technology on June 26, 2002.