Nanoscience and Nanotechnology are fast growing areas of Science and Technology which span the entire spectrum of science and technology including next generation electronics, engineering materials, advanced materials and coatings, devices, computers, medicine, textiles, sports equipment, polymers, biology, agriculture, food science, etc.
The western countries as well as our neighbouring countries such as India, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, etc. have already taken steps to train manpower to carry out Research and Development (R&D) activities on this fast growing area of science.
Nanotechnology is considered the next generation Industrial Revolution without which the industrial sector cannot sustain. Sri Lankan state and private sectors are highly enthusiastic on developing nanotechnological research and development activities and to facilitate this task, Sri Lanka Institute for Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) has already been formed.
The M.Sc. programme will cover a broad range of disciplines to enable the trained graduates to make an objective judgment of the scientific importance and technological potential of developments in micro- and nanotechnologies and to perform a range of activities related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The study programme will thus prepare the student to take the challenge of meeting not only national needs in diverse areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology but also to continue toward advanced studies anywhere in the world.