Department of Nanoscience and Technology

Nanotechnology is a fundamental, enabling and emerging technology which allow us to do new things in almost every conceivable technological discipline. Nano means ultra-small (10-9 M) but of high potency and emerging with large number of applications piercing through all the discipline of knowledge, leading to Industrial & Technological growth.

Considering the importance &wide applications of Nanotechnology, a unique seat of learning this subject Department of Nanoscience and Technology ALAGAPPA UNIVERSITY has been established in May 2008. The department of Nanoscience and Technology (DNST) the programme comprises of M.Sc. (Nanoscience &Technology [NST]), M.Sc ( Chemistry) with Specialization in NST, M.Phil. (NST) and Ph.D. (NST), in the field of Nanoscience and Technology. Our eminent faculties taking care of teaching and guiding the students in the frontier areas of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and they have drawn a noteworthy syllabus for the entire Programs. The department has high impact in the field of Nano-Research activities.

Thrust area of research

Hydrogen Energy, Photocatalysis, Nanomaterials for Electronics and Power sources, Conducting Polymers and their composites, Nanomagnetism, Core-shell based solar cells and Magnetism, Nanomaterials for Energy Applications, Bio-molecule Sensors, Semiconductor Quantum Dots (QDs), photonics device fabrication, Luminescent Nanoparticles, QDs for bio-medical imaging, Nanomedicine, Nano-marine biology and Pharmaceutical science and Nano-Toxicology.

Research Funding

Department of Nanoscience and Technology has sponsored projects from various funding agencies such as UGC- New Delhi, DST-SERB, European Union, DBT, ICMR, AURF and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

National/International Collaborations

DNST is association with national/international research institute and universities. Central electro chemical research institute (CECRI)-Karaikudi, Bose institute-Kolkata, Defense Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT)-Pune, Defence materials Research Lab.(DMRL), Hyderabad, Bhanaras Hindu University-IIT, Varanasi, Yonsei University, Seol, S. Korea, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, Pohang University, S. Korea, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, S. Korea KUN-University, South Korea.

Contact Us

Dr. K. Gurunathan
Professor and Head
5th Floor, Science Campus
Department of Nanoscience and Technology
Alagappa University, Karaikudi - 630 003
Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone: +91-4565-225630, +91-4565-229449
E-Mail: kgnathan27@rediffmail.com

S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr. K. Gurunathan Professor & Head
2 Dr. P. Shakkthivel Professor
3 Dr. C. Balalakshmi Assistant Professor
4 Dr. G. Ramalingam Assistant Professor
5 Dr. N. Suganthy Assistant Professor
Programmes Offered
Sl.No. Course Specialization Mode of Study Duration ( Years)
1 M.Sc.
Nanoscience and Technology
- Full-Time 2
2 M.Sc.
Nanoscience and Technology Full-Time 2
3 M. Phil. 
Nanoscience and Technology
- Full-Time 1
4 Ph. D.  Nanoscience and Technology & With Core Sciences- Interdisciplinary Full-Time &      Part-Time Minimum of 2 years with M.Phil and 3 years with M.Sc.

M.Sc., Nanoscience and Technology(NST)
Program objectives

Nanotechnology is one of the key technologies of the 21st century. The current and future fields of application of nanotechnology are electronics, mechanical engineering, biomedical, satellite, automobile and pharmaceutical industries, the field of new materials and environmetal technology. One academic course is necessary to create awareness to students in the emerging field and also it should teach basics, concepts and developments of nanoscience to students to make them as scientist or technologists in this filed. Hence, our task is to introduce the M.Sc programme in Nanoscience& Technology to educate the undergraduate students in the fascinating fields. Rigorous and comprehensive in approach, this syllabus presents essential contents in a detailed, clear and direct way.

This programme is offered under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The CBCS enables the students to select variety of subjects as per their interest and requirement. Acquiring knowledge in the related fields is advantageous to the students. Fast learners can earn more credits than the stipulated minimum of 72 credits. The programme is structured in such a way to impart more knowledge in science, in particular in Chemistry.


A candidate who has passed B.Sc., Degree Examination with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subject of study of any university or any of the B.Sc., degree examination with specialization such as Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Electronics, Nuclear Physics, Biophysics, Industrial chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Nanoscience, Nanobiotechnology, Biochemistry and Micro-biology or any other specialization in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology and B.E/B.Tech in Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Electronics and Communication and Bio-Medical of some other university accepted by the syndicate as equivalent there to, subject to such condition as may be prescribed therefore shall be permitted to appear and qualify for the M.Sc. Degree in Nanoscience and Technology of this University after a course of study of two academic years.

Selection Procedure

As per our Alagappa University admission procedure.

Programme structure(Course of Study)

M.Sc. Nanoscience and Technology (CBCS - Structure of the Course)

S.No Paper    Code Title of the Paper Hours L T P C
Core Courses
I Semester
1. 533101 Basics of Mathematics and Quantum Mechanics 72 4 0 0 4
2. 533102 Basics  of Materials Science  72 4 0 0 4
3. 533103  Basic Biotechnology 72 4 0 0 4
4. 533104  Introduction to Nano Science 72 4 0 0 4
5.   Major Elective – I 72 4 0 0 4
6. 533107 Nano Science and Technology Lab – I  ( Nanophysics Experiments) 108 0 0 6 6
    II  Semester         26
7. 533201 Synthesis of Nanomaterials 72 4 0 0 4
8. 533202 Characterization of Nanomaterials 72 4 0 0 4
9. 533203 Applications of Nanomaterials 72 4 0 0 4
10.   *Major//Non-major  Elective – II 54 4 0 0 4
11. 533207 Nano Science and Technology Lab – II
(Nano-chemistry Experiments)
108 0 0 6 6
    III  Semester         22
12. 533301 Nano Biotechnology and Nano Medicine 72 4 0 0 4
13. 533302 Nanoelectronics and Nanodevice 72 4 0 0 4
14. 533303 Nanoengineering 72 4 0 0 4
15.   Major Elective – III 54 4 0 0 4
16.   Non-major  Elective -V 54 4 0 0 4
17. 533307 Nano Science and Technology Lab – III  (Nano-biotechnology Experiments) 108 0 0 6 6
      IV Semester         26
18.   Core course  Elective – IV 54 4 0 0 4
19. 533999 Project - Report & Viva voce 324 0 0 18 12
Total Credits: 26+22 +26 +16 = 90
Elective Courses
1. 533501 Thin FilmTechnologies and Characteristics 54 4 0 0 4
2. 533502 Condensed Mater Physics  54 4 0 0 4
3. 533503 Microsystem Technology  54 4 0 0 4
4. 533504 Information Storage Materials and Devices   54 4 0 0 4
5. 533505 Computer Simulation and Modelling 54 4 0 0 4
6.  533506 Polymer nanocomposites 54 4 0 0 4
7. 533507 Nanobiomaterials and nanobiotechnology for tissue engineering 54 4 0 0 4
8. 533508 Nanotoxicology   54 4 0 0 4
* Supportive Courses for other Departments
1. 533701 Physics and Chemistry of Nanomaterials 54 4 4 0 4
2. 533702 Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials 54 4 4 0 4
3. 533703 Introduction to Nano Scale in Science and Technology 54 4 4 0 4
4. 533704 Nanomedicine and drug delivery 54 4 4 0 4
5. 533705 Introductory to bio-informatics 54 4 4 0 4

Note: C – Core Courses, E – Elective Courses & S – Supportive Courses; L – Lecture, Tutorial, P – Practical, C-credit

M.Sc., Chemistry with Specialization in Nanoscience and Technology
Program Objectives

The programme is named Branch IV (b) - M.Sc. Chemistry-Specialization in Nanoscience and Technology CBCS). The syllabus for this programme is framed under the rules of the Choice Based Credit Semester System of this University and both Core- and Elective courses were incorporated as its components. The CBCS enables the students to select variety of subjects as per their interest and requirement. Acquiring knowledge in the related fields is advantageous to the students. Fast learners can earn more credits than the stipulated minimum of 90 credits.

All basic life forms on Earth depend greatly on chemistry for their survival, including us. Chemistry is a big part of your everyday life. We find chemistry in daily life in the foods we eat, the air we breathe, our soap, our emotions and literally every object we can see or touch. Without chemistry it would be extremely hard for us to live. We need chemistry and chemicals for everything we do.

Chemistry is a pervasive subject. All the branches of science need chemistry. It is an experimental science and students need to train in practicals to get expertise in doing fine experiments and handle sophisticated instruments. Along with the data obtained its statistical analysis is also required to establish authenticity in the fields like environmental science, space chemistry and biotechnology. There are immense potentialities for chemistry and post graduates to undertake advanced research or in Industries as skilled chemists. It is important for the educators to provide a platform for the student community to study in detail the basics and advancements in chemistry. Hence our goal in floating the M.Sc programme in Chemistry-Specialization in Nanoscience and Technology is to educate the undergraduate students of chemistry in the fascinating fields of chemistry in an effective manner. This syllabus presents essential contents in a detailed, clear and direct way.

The major objectives of M.Sc. Chemistry-Specialization in Nanoscience and Technology are:

  • To provide, thorough well designed studies of theoretical and experimental chemistry, a worthwhile educational experience for all students
  • To acquire deep knowledge in fundamental aspects of all branches of chemistry
  • To acquire basic knowledge in the specialized thrust areas like Photoelectrochemistry,   Materials Chemistry, Chemistry in Nanoscience and Technology etc. and
  • To develop abilities and skills that:
    1. are relevant to the study and practice of science,
    2. are useful in everyday life,
    3. are encouraging efficient and safe practice and effective communication.
  • To develop attitudes relevant to science such as:
    1. Concern for accuracy and precision,
    2. Objectivity,
    3. Integrity,
    4. Enquiry,
    5. Initiative and
    6. Inventiveness.
Eligibility For Admission

A candidate who is a B.Sc. graduate of this University or any recognized University in the main subject/subjects as given below or who has passed an examination accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent there to is eligible for admission to M.Sc. Chemistry- Specialization in Nanoscience and Technology programme.

M.Sc. Chemistry-Specialization in Nanoscience and Technology B.Sc., Degree Examination with Chemistry / Special Chemistry / Industrial Chemistry / Textile Chemistry / Electrochemistry / Applied Chemistry / any other specialization in Chemistry as main subject of study and any two of Mathematics, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Computer Application, Microbiology, Textile Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Applied Chemistry as ancillary subjects

The admission is subject to the prevailing rules and regulations for PG admission of this University. The candidate has to undergo this programme in the Department of Nanoscience and Technology, Alagappa University and complete all the examinations prescribed under the four semesters to qualify for this degree.

Duration Of The Programme

The programme is for a period of two years. Each year shall consist of two semesters viz. Odd and Even semesters. Odd semesters shall be from July to November and even semesters shall be from December to April. There shall be 90 working days which shall comprise 540 teaching clock hours for each semester (exclusive of the days for the conduct of University end semester examination).

Courses In The Programme

M.Sc. Chemistry-Specialization in Nanoscience and Technology programme consists of number of courses. The term ‘course’ is applied to indicate a logical part of the subject matter of the programme and invariably equivalent to the subject matter of a “paper” in the conventional sense.

For elective, the fourth digit is ‘5’
Program Structure ( Course of Study)

M.Sc. Chemistry-Specialization In Nanoscience And Technology

Sem Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs CIA Marks ESE Marks Total Marks
I 538101 Inorganic Chemistry -I 4 5 25 75 100

Organic Chemistry -I

4 5 25 75 100

Physical Chemistry -I

4 5 25 75 100


Inorganic Chemistry Practical

4 6 25 75 100
  Elective I (Introduction to Nanoscience and Technology) 4 5 25 75 100
  Elective II (Environmental Green Chemistry) 4 4 25 75 100
24 30 150 450 600


Inorganic Chemistry -II 4 5 25 75 100


Organic Chemistry -II

4 5 25 75 100


Physical Chemistry -II

4 5 25 75 100


Organic Chemistry Practical

4 6 25 75 100
  Elective III (Synthesis and analysis of nanomaterials) 4 5 25 75 100
  Elective IV  Supportive course(Physics and Chemistry of Nanomaterials) 4 4 25 75 100
24 30 150 450 600


Inorganic Chemistry -III 4 5 25 75 100


Organic Chemistry -III

4 5 25 75 100


Physical Chemistry -III

4 5 25 75 100


Nanomaterials Characterization Techniques

4 4 25 75 100


Physical Chemistry Practical

4 5 25 75 100
  Elective V  Supportive course (Applications of Spectroscopy in Materials Chemistry) 4 6 25 75 100
24 30 150 450 600


Application of Nanotechnology

4 5 25 75 100


Practical IV Nanoscience and Technology

4 6 25 75 100


Elective VI (Nanocomposites)

4 4 25 75 100


Project Work -Report & Viva-voce

6 15 25 75 100
18 30 100 300 400
90 120 550 1650 2200
Elective Courses
Course Code Course Title
538501 Introduction to Nanoscience and Technology
538502 Environmental Green Chemistry
538503 Synthesis and Analysis of Nanomaterials
538504 Nanocomposites
Supportive Courses For Other Departments*
Sl. No. Course Code Course Title Credit CIA
Total Marks
1. 538701 Physics and Chemistry of Nanomaterials 4 25 75 100
2. 538702 Application of Spectroscopy in Materials Chemistry 4 25 75 100

*Depending upon the requirement, any one of the above courses will be floated in a semester.

M. Phil., in Nanoscience and Technology

Candidates for admission to Master of Philosophy in Nanoscience and Technology ( M. Phil] should have Master of Science in Nanoscience & Technology or M.Tech (Nanotech) from a recognised University and must have obtained 55% marks at graduation level (OR) M.Sc. in any branch of Physical Sciences and life sciences.

Duration of the Course

The course shall extend over a period of one year under Semester Pattern accounting to two Semesters.

Standards of Passing and award of Division
  • The minimum marks for passing in each theory course shall be 50% of the marks prescribed for the paper.
  • A candidate who secures 50% or more marks but less than 60% of the aggregate marks prescribed for four semesters taken together, shall be awarded SECOND CLASS
  • A candidate who secures 60% or more of the aggregate marks prescribed for four semesters taken together, shall be awarded FIRST CLASS.
  • The Project shall be assessed by one external examiner appointed by the University and guide should be internal examiner

Admission shall be based on Entrance Examination conducted on the following criteria

  • Entrance Examinations Question Paper shall be in following pattern
  • A candidate may answer a maximum of 100 questions
  • Duration of Examination shall be two hours.
Program Structure

M.Phil. (Nanoscience and Technology) programme [Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)]

Sl No Paper Code Title of the Paper Exam Hours I E T C
Core Courses
1. 507101 Research Methodology and Basic of Nanoscience 3 40  60 100  6
2. 507102 Perspectives of  Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 3  40  60 100  6
3. 507103 General skills in Science 3  100    - 100  6
Semester-II   Elective Courses   (Any one)
4. 507201 Nanomaterials for Power sources and  Magnetic devices  3 40 60 100 6
5. 507202 Polymer Nanocomposites 3 40 50 100 6
6. 507203 Nano marine Biology 3 40 60 100 6
7. 507204 Semiconductor Optoelectronics 3 40 60 100 6
8. 507205 Nanopharmacology and Toxicology 3 40 60 100 6
- 507999 Dissertation work and Viva voices - 50 150 200 12
Total Marks
Total Credit
Fee Structure
Program Tuition Fee include. Rs. Computer  Lab Fee Rs. Spl. Fee Rs. Other Fee Rs. Special Lecture & Ind. Visit Rs. I year Total Fee   Rs. II year Total Fee     Rs.
M.Sc        ( NST) 1000 2000 2000 1000 500 6500 5500
M. Sc. (Chemistry with NST) 1000 500 2000 1000 - 4500 3500
M. Phil (NST) 5000 2000 2000 1000 - 10000 -
Ph. D (NST) 3000 (regn.) 1500 6000 (Ann. Res.) 4000 (course & Compre.) - 14500 14500

Nano-Gas Sensor –Set-up, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Cycle Tester, Spin Coater, Furnaces and Impedance Spectroscopy, Bomb Calorimeter and Microscope.

Internet Facility

M.Sc Chemistry Practical Lab

Nano Physics Lab

Nano Biotechnology Lab
Fellowships Availed/Availing by Research Scholars and Project Fellow
S. No. Research Scholar Fellowship
1 S. Sasikala RG-UGC-JRF
2 A. Rajesh DST-Purse
3 K. Dhanabalan UGC-PF
4 V.S. Venkatesh UGC-PF
5 K. Gopinath UGC-PF
6 J. Suganya DST-JRF
7 R. Kalyani AURF
8 M.Rajesh RG-UGC-JRF
9 M. Kavitha PM-JRF
10 A. Srinivasan DST-Project Fellow
11 S. Sivasakthi AURF
Research Interest

Details of Research Projects
Rs. in Lakhs
1 Dr. K.Gurunathan Photobiological Hydrogen production and fabrication of Microbiofuel cell 2011-2014 UGC 5.48
2 Dr. R. Ilangovan Fabrication of Nanosensors for reactor application 2011-2014 UGC 7.28
3 Dr. A. Arumugam Nanosensor Development for Bacterial Pathogen 2011-2012 AURF 0.64
4 Dr. P. Shakkthivel Synthesis of Magnetic materials synthesis and  Characterization 2011-2012 AURF 0.64
5 Dr. R. Ilangovan Fabrication of Nanosensors 2011-2012 AURF 0.64
6 Dr. A. Arumugam Micro propagation and germ plasam conservation of endangered medicinal plants in Southern India 2010-2013 UGC 11.23
7 Dr. P. Shakkthivel Nanoparticle cathode material synthesis and the performance evaluation in Li-ion cells. 2009- 2012 DST 19.97
8 Dr. P. Shakkthivel Novel heterogeneous nanocatalysts for bio-diesel synthesis from vegetable oils. 2010- 2013 UGC 8.14

Rs. in Lakhs
1. Dr. P. Shakkthivel Novel conducting C layer embedded LMO hollow nano-spheres assembly for hybrid-electric vehicle application. 2016 -2019 DST-SERB 23.26
2. Dr. G. Ramalingam Fabrication of one dimensional            (1-D) nanomaterials  with Quantum Dots (QDs) for solar cell application 2017-2020 DST-SERB 25.00
3. Dr. N. Suganthy Neuroprotective efficacy of Nanoencapsulated multi-potent phyto-drug  7-Methyl-Gallic acid and Methyoxy-coumarin against b-amyloid induced toxicity-Towards a novel drug delivery for combating Alzheimer’s disease 2017-2019 UGC start- up Grant 10.00
4. Dr. K. Gurunathan Design and Development of Nanosensors for Medical Diagnosis 2017 AURF 3.00
5. Dr. G. Ramalingam Quantum dots for Bio-imaging Applications 2017 AURF 1.00
Research Publications Since 2011
1 R. Kalyani, K. Gurunathan ( 2016), Quantum Confinement Regime Of Mo- Polymer Nanostructures And The Inclusion Of r-GO Forming Effective Combination For Photocatalytic Applications, Chem. Select, 1(16), 5230-5235
2 R. Kalyani, K. Gurunathan (2016), Intercalated Network Of Graphene Oxide (GO)-CuO- Polythiophene (Pth) Hybrid Nanocomposite For Photocatalytic Applications, J. Materials Science : Materials for Electronics 27(10), 10634-10641
3 R. Kalyani and K. Gurunathan (2016), "PTh-rGO-TiO2Nanocomposite for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production and Dye Degradation" J. Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemical 329, 105-112
4 Kalyani R, Gurunathan K ( 2016), Nano – A Splendid Material for Overwhelming the Hurdles of Hydrogen (H2)Production, Kenk Nanotech. Nanosci 2: 9-11 (2016)
5 R. Kalyani, K. Gurunathan ( 2016) "A Review on Plastic (Flexible) Solar Cells, Kenkyu J Nanotec Nanosci 1: 100114
6 R. Kalyani and K. Gurunathan (2016) "Metal Ions Doped & Polythiophene Coated Nanophotocatalysts: Synthesis And Spectroscopic Characterization For H2 Production And Dye Degradation"Optik127,4741-4745
7 R. Kalyani, G. Chockalingam and K. Gurunathan (2016), " Tribological aspects of Metal and Metal oxides Nanoparticles Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine, 8, 228-232.
8 R. Kalyani and K. Gurunathan (2015), "Graphene oxide based nanocomposites for nanotechnological applications" Kenkyu J. Nanotec. Nanosci. 1:100101.
9 R. Kalyani and K. Gurunathan (2015), Spectroscopical Studies on Chemically Synthesized Photoactive Nano Transition Metal Semiconductor Interfaces, Kenkyu J. Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, 1:100107
10 K. Dhanabalan and K. Gurunathan (2015), Photobiocatalytic Hydrogen Production by using Cyanobacteria coupled with Nanoparticles of CdS and CdS/ZnS, Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine, 7, 667-671
11 T. Sadhasivam and K. Gurunathan (2015), Role of nano sized particles, catalytic additives and alternative/advanced techniques on Magnesium Hydride
12 A. Rajesh, M. Manivel Raja and K. Gurunathan (2014), Structural and magnetic Characterizations of Hydroxy apatite- ?-Fe2O3 core-shell Nanoparticles, Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine 6,1171-1176
13 A. Rajesh, Alo Dutta, K. Gurunathan and T. P. Sinha (2015), Dielectric relaxation of NiFe2O4/Gd2O3 Core-Shell nanoparticles, J. Nanoscience & Nanotech., 15,6082-6087.
14 T. Sadhasivam and K. Guruanthan (2015), "A facile synthesis and thermal properties of Graphene Oxide – Mischmetal Oxide nanocomposites, J. Nanoscience & Nanotech 15, 5676-5683.
15 K. Dhanabalan and K. Gurunathan (2014) , Size selective separation of CdS nanoparticles functionalized by methy methacrylate, Ciencia e Tecnica Vitivinicola' journal, 29 (8), 253-284
16 A. Rajesh, M. Manivel Raja, Sujoy Saha, T. P. Sinha and K. Gurunathan (2014), " Synthesis, Physico-chemical and Electrical Characterizations of Graphene oxide-Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites" Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine 6(10), 1076-1081
17 K. Dhanabalan and K. Gurunathan (2015), Neutral Microemulsion mediated synthesis and characterization of CdS NPs and its anti-biofilm efficacy against Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, J. Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 15, 4200-4204.
18 S. .Muthukkumarasamy and K.Gurunathan (2014), Eco-friendly Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using Cardiospermum helicacabum L and its antibiofilm activity against Escherichia coli, Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine 6(7), 765-770.
19 A. Rajesh, M. Manivel Raja and K. Gurunathan (2014), "Spin-Relaxation Studies of NiO Encapsulated Gd2O3 Core-Shell Nanoparticles" Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 27(2), 253-258
20 A.Rajesh, Alo Dutta, K. Gurunathan, T.P. Sinha (2014), Spin relaxation of Gd2O3/NiFe2O4 core-shell nanoparticles, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letter 6(5), 450-455.
21 T. Sadhasivam, M. Sterlin Leo Hudson, Sunita K. Pandey, Ashish Bhatnagar, Milind K Singh, K. Gurunathan and O. N. Srivastava (2013) , Effects of nano size mischmetal and its oxide on improving the hydrogen sorption behaviour of MgH2, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 38, 7352-7362
22 A. K. Chakravarthy, Chandrashekharaiah, Subhash B. Kandakoor, Atanu Bhattacharya, K. Dhanabalan, K. Gurunathan and P. Ramesh (2012), Bio efficacy of inorganic nanoparticles CdS, Nano-Ag and Nano-TiO2 against Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Current Biotica 6(3), 271-281
23 K. Dhanabalan, Pawan Khanna, K. Gurunathan, N. Reji, V. Sowmya and V. Renugopalkrishnan (2012), Mild synthesis of Fe2O3/CdS nanoparticles and their magneto-luminescence studies, Int. J. Green Nanotechnology 4, 457-462
24 P. Ramesh and K. Gurunathan (2012), Nanomaterials communication inside the living organism, Nanocommunication Networks 3, 452-456 ( Review)
25 P. Ramesh, S. M. Samy, K. Dhanabalan, K. GURUNATHAN (2012), Synthesis And Characterization Of Ag And Tio2 Nanoparticles And Their Anti-Microbial Activities, Digest J. Nanomaterials and Biostructures 7( 4), 1501-1508
26 S. M. Samy, A.Sharadha, S.Vignesh, K. Dhanabalan And K.Gurunathan (2012), Extracellular Synthesis Of Polygonal Silver Nanoparticles Using Extract Of Escherichia Coli Atcc 25922 And Its Antibacterial Activities, Digest J. Nanomaterials and Biostructures 7( 4), 1419-1426
27 K. Dhanabalan, S. Muthukumarasamy and K. Gurunathan (2012) "Cationic Micelles Capped Nanosized CdS Synthesis And Characterization" Chalcogen Letters 9(6),243-248
28 Ramesh P, Muthukkumarasamy S, K.Dhanabalan, T.Sadhasivam and K.Gurunathan (2011), Nanotechnology: Application, Nano-hazard and its Toxic effects, E-Journal of Life Sciences,1(1),30 -38
29 Shakkthivel Piraman, Sasikala Sundar, Ramalakshmi Mariappan, and Kim Min, "Facile biosurfactant assisted biocompatible a-Fe2O3 nanorods and nanospheres synthesis, magneto physicochemical characteristics and their enhanced biomolecules sensing ability" RSC Advances, 2016,6, 77133-77142
30 Shakkthivel Piraman, Maruthaiya Karupaiah, Ramalakshmi Mariappan, Srinivasan Alagar, Kim Min, "Novel CaCO3-Polymer Nanocomposite Fillers for the improvement of Bagasse based Papers" TAPPI Journal (Accepted June 2016)
31 Shakkthivel Piraman, Sasikala Sundar, Ramalakshmi Mariappan, Young Yun Kim, Kim Min, "Nanospheres and nanoleaves of g-Fe2O3 architecturing for magnetic and biomolecule sensing applications" Sensors and Actuators B – Chemical, B 234 (2016) 396-394.
32 Maruthaiya Karuppaiah, Sasikala Sundar, Ramalakshmi Mariappan, Rajesh Madhuvilakku, Manisankar Paramasivam, Shakkthivel Piraman "Improvement of Bagasse based Paper Properties using Definite Size Effect of CaCO3 Nanofillers" "International Journal of Scientific Research, 5, 3 (2016) 16-18.
33 Sasikala Sundar and Shakkthivel Piraman , "Greener saponin induced morphologically controlled various polymorphs of nanostructured iron oxide materials for biosensor applications" RSC Advances., 5 (2015) 74408-74415
34 A.T.Ezhil Vilian, S M Chen and Shakkthivel Pirman, "The electrochemical synthesis of Pt particles on ZrO2-ERGO modified electrodes with high electrocatalytic performance for methanol oxidation" New Journal of Chemistry, 39 (2015) 953-961.
35 A. T. Ezhil Vilian, Muniyandi Rajkumar, Shen-Ming Chen, Chi-Chang Hu and Shakkthivel Piraman, "A promising photoelectrochemical sensor based on a ZnO particle decorated N-doped reduced graphene oxide modified electrode for simultaneous determination of catechol and hydroquinone" RSC Adv., 4 (2014) 48522-48534.
36 S. .Maikannu, M. Kashif, N. sethupathy. V.S. Vidhya Shakkthivel Piraman, A. Ayeshamariam, M. Bououdina, Naser M. Ahamed, M. Jayachandran. "Effect of substrate temperature on indium tin oxide (ITO) thin films deposited by jet nebulizer spray pyrolysis and solar cell application" Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 27 (2014)562-568.
37 S. Marikkannu, A. Ayesha mariyam, V.S. Vidhya, N. Sethupathy and Shakkthivel Piraman, "Preparation of characterizations of ITO thin flims with different Sn concentration by Jet Nebuliser technique" Journal on Photonics and Spintronics, vol. 3, 2 (2014) 8572-8580.
38 S. Marikkannu, M. Kashif, A. Ayesha Mariyam, N. Sethupathy, V.S. Vidhya, S. Piraman and M.Jeyachandran, "Studies on Jet Nebulizer pyrolysed Indium Oxide Thin flims" Journal of Ovonic Research, Vol. 10, 4 (2014) 115-125.
39 Ramalakshmi Mariappan, Min Kim and Shakkthivel Piraman, "Mn3O4 Nanoparticle Synthesis Via Ionic Liquid –Assisted Route" J Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, Vo.27 (2014)2595-2598.
40 Balamurugan Devadas, Huai-Tse Yeh, Shen-Ming Chen and Shakkthivel Piraman, "Electrochemical preparation of Yttrium hexacyanoferrate on reduced grapheme oxide and its application to analgesic drug sensor" Electroanalysis, 26 (2014) 1712-1720
41 S. asikala Sundar, Ramalakshmi Mariappan and Shakkthivel Piraman, "Synthesis and characterization of amine modified magnetite nanoparticles as carriers of Curcumin-anticancer drug" Powder Technology, 26 (2014) 321-328.
42 Rajesh Madhu, Shen-Ming Chen, Selvakumar Palanisamy and Shakkthivel Piraman, "A low temperature synthesis of activated carbon from the bio waste for the simultaneous electrochemical detection of hydroquinone and catechol" J of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 727 ( 2014) 84-90.
43 S. uganya J, Ramalakshmi M, Sasikala S and Shakkthivel P, "Electrochemical behavior of LiMn2-X-YTiXFeYO4 as cathode material for lithium ion Batteries" J of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Vol.720-721, 15 (2014), 58-63.
44 Rajesh Madhuvillaku, Ramalakshmi Mariappan, Suganya Jeyapal, Sasikala Sundar , Shakkthivel Piraman, "Transesterification of Palm Oil Catalzed by Fresh water Bivalve Mollusk (Margaritifera Falcata) Shell as heterogeneous catalyst" Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol.49, No.52, (2013), 17407.
45 Rajesh Madhuvillaku and Shakkthivel Piraman, "Biodiesel Synthesis by TiO2-ZnO mixed oxide nanocatalyst catalyzed Palm Oil transesterification process" Bioresource Technology" Vol.150, (2013) 55.
46 S. Marikkannu, N. Sethupathy, V.S. Vidhya and Shakkthivel Piraman, "Effect of temperature on indium tin oxide ITO thin flim deposited by Jet nebulizer spray pyrolysis" Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 9 (10) : 5541-5547, 2013.
47 Ramalakshmi M, Shakkthivel P,M.Sundrarajan, S.M.Chen "Novel method of Room Temperature Ionic Liquid Assisted Fe3O4 Nanocubes and Nanoflakes Synthesis" Materials Research Bulletin, Vol. 48, No.8, (2013) 2758.
48 S. uganya J, Ramalakshmi M and Shakkthivel P, "Dopant depends on morphological and electrochemical characteristics of LiMn2-xMoxO4 cathode nanoparticles" Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, Vol. 17, (2013) 2157.
49 S. asikala Sundar, Shakkthivel Piraman, "Nanospheres of Fe3O4 synthesis through sol-gel technique and their structural and magnetic characterization" Indian journal of Applied Research, Vol.3, No.7 (2013) 123
50 1. New records of Pen Shells ( Bivalvia, Pinnidae) from seagrass beds of palk Bay area in Tamilnadu –Seaweed Res.Utiln,32(1&2):185-188,2010
51 New Distribution of Siratus Virgineus ponderosus (Sowerby, 1879)Family Muricidae, in Mandapam Coast, India ,World Journal of Zoology 6 (4):331-333,2011
52 Using Sem Studies on the Radular Morphology of Chicoreus Species (Gastropods:Muricidae) collected from Palk Bay in Tamilnadu-Ecology and Fisheries, Vol.4(2):73-78,2011
53 Preparation and Physicochemical Characterization of Ag Nanorods Phytosynthesis by the Petroselinum crispum Plant Extract, C. Ragupathi, R. Azhagu Raj, G. Ramalingam, K. Arun Kumar, and N. Mohamed Basith, Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine, Vol. 8, page 1–6, 2016
54 Bio-Encapsulated CdSe/ZnSe Composite Nanorods, G. Ramalingam, J. Nanosci & Tech, 2 (2016) 130–133.
55 Synthesis, optical and morphological studies of Sol-Gel derived ZnO/PVP one dimensional Nanocomposite. S. Ravichandran, G.Ramalingam, J. Nanosci & Nanotech, 1 (2013) 39-43.
56 Electrical Behaviour of Polyethylene Vinyl Acetate/ZnO Nanocomposite, A.J. Edakkara, J.J. Mathen, J. Sebastian, G. Ramalingam, G.P. Joseph, Proceedings of The International Conference Nanomaterials: Applications And Properties, Vol. 2, No 3, NCNN (3pp) (2013).
57 Investigation on mild condition preparation and structural, optical and thermal properties of PVP capped CdS nanoparticles, N.S. Nirmala Jothi. G. Ramalingam, A.R. Baby Suganthi, Gunaseelan. R and P. Sagayaraj, Int. J. Semi & Tech, 2 (2012) 1-17.
58 Investigation on the structural and morphological behaviour of CdSe nanoparticles by hydrothermal method. G.Ramalingam and J. Madhavan, Archi. Appl.Sci Res 3 (2011) 217-224.
59 S. tructural and Optical property studies of CdSe crystalline nanorods synthesized by a solvothermal method G. Ramalingam, N. Melikechi, P. Dennis Christy, S. Selvakumar and P. Sagayaraj, J. Crys. Grow, 311 (2009) 3138-3142. 17
60 Synthesis and Characterization of One Dimensional Semiconductor Nanorods And Nanobelts. G.Ramalingam, J.Madhavan, P.Sagayaraj, S.Selvakumar, R.Gunaseelan, R.Jerald Vijay, P.Sagayaraj, Trans.Indi. Instit .Mat, 64 (2011) 217-220.
61 S. uganthy N, Sheeja Malar D, Devi KP. (2016). In vitro antiaggregation and deaggregation potential of Rhizophora mucronata and its bioactive compound (+)- catechin against Alzheimer's beta amyloid peptide (25–35). Neurological Research, Taylor and Francis, 38/12, 1041-1051
62 S. uganthy N, Sheeja Malar D, Devi KP. (2016). Rhizophora mucronata attenuates beta-amyloid induced cognitive dysfunction, oxidative stress and cholinergic deficit in Alzheimer's disease animal model. Metabolic Brain Disease, Springer, 31/4, 937-949
63 S. uganthy N, Devi KP (2016). Nutritional Evaluation Of Asiatic Mangrove Rhizophora Mucronata – Its Proximate Composition, Amino Acid. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 7/6, 2537-2545
64 S. uganthy N. Devi KP (2016). Protective effect of catechin rich extract of Rhizophora mucronata against ?-amyloid-induced toxicity in PC12 cells. Journal of Applied Biomedicine, Elseiver, 14, 137-146
65 S. uganthy N, Devi KP, Nabavi SF, Braidy N, Nabavi SM. (2016). Bioactive effects of quercetin in the central nervous system: Focusing on the mechanisms of actions. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy 84, 892–908.
66 S. uganthy N, Devi KP. (2015). In vitro antioxidant and anti-cholinesterase activities of Rhizophora mucronata. Pharmaceutical Biology 9, 1-12.
67 S. uganthy N, Karthikeyan K, Archunan G, Pandian SK, Devi KP (2014). Safety and toxicological evaluation of Rhizopora mucronata (a mangrove from Vellar estuary, India): assessment of mutagenicity, genotoxicity and in vivo acute toxicity. Molecular Biology Reports 41(3), 1355-1371.
Committees, Associations, Clubs and Cells
Committee Conveners Members
Research Dr. K. Gurunathan Dr. P. Shakkthivel
Dr. C. Balalakshmi
Dr. G. Ramalingam
Dr. N. Suganthy
Doctoral -- To approve
Ph.D related recommendations
Dr. K. Gurunathan Dr. P. Shakkthivel
Dr. C. Balalakshmi
Dr. G. Ramalingam
Dr. N. Suganthy
Purchase Dr. K. Gurunathan Dr. P. Shakkthivel
Dr. C. Balalakshmi
Dr. G. Ramalingam
Dr. N. Suganthy

Cells, Clubs and Associations
Committee Conveners Members
IQAC Dr. K. Gurunathan Dr. P. Shakkthivel
Dr. C. Balalakshmi
Dr. G. Ramalingam
Dr. N. Suganthy
Raman Research Club i) Dr. N. Suganthy
ii) M. Chinnadurai
 A. J. Heiner
R. Prabhu
G. Ganeshpriya
R. Petchiammal
Minnu G Shajan
T. Kanagavalli
M. Anburaj
P. Prasath
Library Club i) Dr. C. Balalakshmi
ii) Mrs.RM. Jeyam
P.R. Kaleeswarran
M. Kavitha
P. Menaka
N. Rahavi
M. Anusuya
P. Priya
N. Nirosha
G. Tamilselvan
Magazine Club i) Dr. G. Ramalingam ii)Dr. M. Sivakumar  M. Rajesh
V. Karthika
E. Arivuselvi
B. Arjun kumar
R. Rajeswari
M. Sanmugapriya
Quiz Club i) Dr. P. Shakkthivel ii)Dr. G. Ramalingam A. Srinivasan
  T. M. Amarnath
  K. Solaimalairaja
  S. Abinaya
  R. Tamililakkiya
  G. Vijayalakshmi
  S. Vinitha
Environment & Hospitality Club i) Dr. P. Shakkthivel ii)Dr. G. Ramalingam S. Sivasakthi
S. Gowri
  K. Deepa
  G. Vijayalakshmi
  N. Prakashkumar
Alumni Association Dr. P. Shakkthivel Dr. C. Balalakshmi
Dr. G. Ramalingam
Dr. N. Suganthy
Parent Teacher Association Dr. P. Shakkthivel Dr. C. Balalakshmi
Dr. G. Ramalingam
Dr. N. Suganthy
Students Affairs & Councelling Dr. P. Shakkthivel Dr. C. Balalakshmi
Dr. G. Ramalingam
Dr. N. Suganthy
Eminent Academicians/Scientists visits
Sir. C.V.Raman Club
  • Sir. C.V. Raman club was inaugurated by Department of Nanoscience and Technology on 07.10. 2915 as a platform for sharing and discussing the current trends in Science & Technology. The club was organized to critically evaluate recent articles in the field of nanotechnology, improve the communication and presentation skill of the students.
  • Sir. C.V. Raman club meets every 15 days on Thursday 3.30 p.m. In which all our M.Sc, M.Phil students, Ph.D scholars and Teaching faculties actively participate in the discussion.
  • During the session the participants clarify questions, inquire about different aspects of the experimental design, critique the methods, and bring a healthy amount of skepticism (or praise) to the results.
Quiz Club
  • Quiz Club was initiated on 03.12.2016 as an unique and exciting approach to motivate, encourage and reward the students their quest for knowledge and providing them with the opportunity to celebrate their achievements as part of a high profile.
  • Quiz question consists of General Knowledge, Latest updates in the field of Science & Technology
  • Appreciation in the Quiz leads the young minds to gather more information in their respective fields
Nano Environmental Club
  • Nano Environmental Club’ was started to promote awareness and care for the environment and to experience nature intimately.
  • Club campaigns for the improvement of the environment through activities such as planting trees, beautifying the campus, emphasizing the importance of plastic free environment, waste recycling, pollution free environment and preservation of water sources.
  • Students were trained to plant medicinal saplings and environmental beneficial trees in the university campus
Photos / Videos
National seminar on nanomaterials for specialized application (NMSA-2017)

Two days National seminar on nanomaterials for specialized application (NMSA-2017) organized by Department of Nanoscience and Technology was inaugurated by Prof. S. Subbiah, Vice chancellor of Alagappa University on 9th February 2017 in the presence of dignitaries Dr. Vijayamohanan K. Pillai Director CSIR-CECRI and Prof. R. Renganathan UGC- Emeritus Fellow, School of Chemistry. The seminar commenced with the inaugural ceremony, which entailed the customary practice of lighting the lamp by our honourable Vice chancellor and chief guests. The dais was marked by the presence of esteemed Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Prof. S. Subbiah, Dr. Vijayamohanan K. Pillai Director CSIR-CECRI chief guest and Prof. R. Renganathan UGC- Emeritus Fellow, School of Chemistry, Bharathidasan university, Guest of Honour.

Prof. K. Gurunathan, Member of Syndicate, Head, Department of Nanoscience and Technology welcomed the dignitaries, chief guest, guest of honour and participants. In his welcome address professor outlined the theme and objective of the two days national seminar NMSA-2017. Prof. K. Gurunathan briefed the various aspects of nanotechnology, its application in the field of science and technology and its revolution in 21st century.

Prof. S. Subbiah in his presidential address emphasized that Nanotechnology is emerging as sixth revolutionary technology in the current era. In his inaugural speech he mentioned that no research is possible without the help of nanotechnology because it plays a crucial role in almost all fields of science. He specified that the main objectives of the two-days national seminar is to create awarness and update the significance of nanotechnology research among the younger generation. Dr. Vijayamohanan K. Pillai Director CSIR-CECRI in his inaugural address highlighted the recent advances of nanoscience and technology in the field of Biotechnology, Environmental remediation, Sensors and Semiconductors.

He also pointed out the multifunctional application of nanomaterial in industries, which play a great impact in improving the economy of the country. He also explained the theronastic application of nanotechnology in medicine specifically in the field of stem cell regeneration and tumour therapy. Prof. R. Renganathan, in his felicitation address, stressed the need for application based nanomaterial research which will have positive advancement in the life of society. Prof. P. Shakkthivel proposed the vote of thanks.

Photo of World Standards Day-2013 (WSD) Key note address given by Er.S. Ambalavanan, Chief Scientist, ECPS Division, CECRI by our organized by Dept. of Nanoscience & technology on 05.11. 2013.

Photo of Small Industry Day ( SID-2015) organised on 31.8. 2015


Industrial visit on 8th & 9th August 2015 to Tamil Nadu Paper Limited (TNPL), Karur

PTA meeting held on 5.2. 2016