Centre for Interdisciplinary Research


Prof. Rama Shanker Verma


Welcome to the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (CIR) at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad. The center has been created to promote cross-disciplinary research involving the field of Engineering, Physical, Chemical and Life Sciences. The CIR is established with an aim to provide an on-campus user facility to our undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and also to other Academic Institutions, Research Organizations and Industries from all over the country. The CIR also looks forward for collaborative research proposals from foreign institution from different parts of the globe.

The necessity of creation of the center emerged from the increasing need for interdisciplinary research for development of product prototypes to cater to the demand of the Industry. It has been envisaged to provide all high-end machines and equipment under one roof so as to avoid duplication in various departments and also to make optimum utilization of the facilities. The CIR has already succeeded in developing a number of novel electronic devices and sensors using non-conventional materials. The focus zone of the Centre encompasses experimental research in the emerging areas of micro- and nano-electronics, composite nano-materials, organic polymers, nanophotonics, micro-and nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), chemical sensors, nano bio-sensors, nano-biomedical systems, non-conventional energy devices. The Center also provides powerful commercial software tools for simulation and virtual fabrication and characterization of novel devices and systems. The Center also aims to promote filing of patents, IPR and incubation of inventions till commercialization of the products.

Finally I urge all serious researchers to come forward and visit the Center and have the proud privilege to be a part of the dedicated research group whose mission is to advance the knowledge for the development of the country and eventually the mankind.