- About Us
The Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology was established as a nodal research centre of Mahatma Gandhi University in the year 2009. The Centre focus on the enhancement of research and higher studies in the cutting edge areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Considering the achievements in its academic and research pursuits in the past years since its inception, the state Govt. of Kerala has elevated the status of the Centre to International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN) in the year 2013. The Centre is motivated to thrust its research and development focusing on developing novel materials and devices prospering the outrage of nanoscience. The Centre also take up the social, ethical, legal and environmental issues related to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Thus, IIUCNN intends to act as a prime point to provide training and research in various interdisciplinary areas.
To emerge as an international premier nano-research and learning Centre to cater the industrial needs of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for societal development.
Mahatma Gandhi University, one of the four affiliating Universities in Kerala, is the premier educational institution that strives to fulfill the higher educational needs of the people of Central Kerala. Set over 100-acre Priyadarsini Hills Campus at Athirampuzha, 13 kms off Kottayam, the University also has ten satellite campuses. The University was established on 2nd October 1983 and has jurisdiction over the revenue districts of Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki and parts of Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha.
Kottayam district has a total area of 2208 sq. km. The district is naturally divided into high land, midland and lowland, the bulk being constituted by the midland regions. Meenachil and Kanjirappally Taluks have high land and midland areas while Kottayam, Changanassery and Vaikom Taluks have midland and lowland areas. Kanjirappally and Meenachil Taluks have Laterite soil, where as Vaikom Taluk, part of Changanassery and Kottayam Taluks have Aluvial soil. The district has no coastal area.