DEPARTMENT AND CENTRES

Dean

Director
Prof. Ashok K. Nagawat
Additional Director (Academic)
Prof. Kailash Agrawal
Additional Director (Research)
Prof. Suresh C. Joshi
Additional Director (Admin)
Prof. Deepak Bhatnagar
Joint Director (Nano)
Dr. K.V. R. Rao
Joint Director (Bio)
Dr. Vidya Patni
Joint Director (Info)
Dr. Shailendra K Gupta
Joint Director (Cogno)
Dr. Madan Lowry

Centre for Converging Technologies

About the Centre:

The Centre for Converging Technologies (CCT) at the University of Rajasthan is conceptualized as a centre to strengthen quality education and to pursue high standard research in the frontier areas of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Information & C o m m u n i c a t i o n Te c h n o l o g y a n d C o g n i t i v e & Neuroscience (NBIC) technologies so as to accelerate techno-economic development of the country.

The Centre is pursuing the following activities:

  • Creating and maintaining a critical mass of Converging Technologies research specialists who can effectively contribute to the need of the industry and society.
  • Focusing on interdisciplinary research in areas like Nanotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Information and Communication Technology, Cognitive and Neuroscience.
  • Founding a strong training and research base in academia to make an attractive international training ground for Converging Technologies; Generating, designing, and applying NBIC technologies in an innovative way.
  • Developing laboratories and facilities to efficiently engineer and design new products.
  • Promoting global level research in allied theoretical Science (logic, data structures and algorithms, computational complexity, database systems, knowledge representations, constraint satisfactions, artificial intelligence, intelligent agents, theoretical computer science and quantum computing), Systems Biology and Metabolomics.
  • Encouraging post-doctoral students in Converging Technologies to uplift the capacity for research.
  • Imparting postgraduate education in Converging Technologies.
  • Collaborating with Industry, National and International Institutes/Universities to augment NBIC research so as to accelerate techno-economic development of the country.

Infrastructure Facilities:
The University has received financial support under Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme for creation of the centre on recommendations of Hon’ble Ex-Member of Parliament Late Shri R.P. Goenka. The first phase of Centre’s new building has been completed in 2009. It has specifically been designed to meet the requirements of Converging Technologies research and education activities. It has fully networked, well-furnished, air-conditioned, dust and germ free research labs and class rooms. A State of the Art research infrastructure is being created with assistance from various funding agencies and through public private partnership. The centre has been selected as nodal centre for the DBT-supported IPLS programme under which a grant of Rs. 10 Crores has been sanctioned by Govt. of India. Sixteen students are being awarded fellowship in last two years of the course under the programme.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot, has announced in his budget speech in 2011 [State Budget Announcement No. 155] a Rs. 13 crore budgetary support to setup a “Centre of Excellence for Nanotechnologies” at Centre for Converging Technologies. The additional grant of Rs. 5 crore is likely to be approved by the Government of Rajasthan.

The phase 2 of CCT building has been completed with support under IPLS and from Centre’s own fund as it runs under SFS. It was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot on 24th January, 2013. Research equipment will be housed at CCT under IPLS program too.

The Centre has an MoU for research collaborations, faculty and student exchange with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Melbourne, Australia. The Centre plans to collaborate with leading International Universities and Research Institutes to foster research in Converging Technologies. Students of CCT have received financial support under Student Project scheme of Department of Science and Technology, Government of Rajasthan. It is also a beneficiary unit under DST-PURSE granted by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to University of Rajasthan, Jaipur based on high h- index of university among top institutes of science and technology in India. The centre has also achieved a distinction with a few students publishing papers in peer reviewed journals during master course. Students have undertaken training in X Semester at premiere research institutes like BARC, IISc, IITs, IIITs, CSIO, DRDO, NPL, NCL, NBRC, NIMHANS, INMAS, CEERI, SAMEER, DIAT, IGCAR, CGCRI. The students have undertaken training at R&D units of leading companies like Reliance Life Science, Reliance Textile, Shalimar Paints, ARCI. Several students have qualified NET, GATE, JEST and GRE.

Ph.D. Programme:

The primary aim of establishing the Centre for Converging Technologies (CCT) is to produce high q u a l i t y r e s e a r c h i n t h e f o u r s t r e a m s o f Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Information and Communication Technology, Cognitive & Neuroscience. The focus will be on the following areas. The admission will be through Uniraj- MPAT.

Thrust Areas:
a. Nanotechnology
b. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
c. Information and Communication Technology d. Cognitive and Neuroscience

Master’s Programme

(1) Ten Semester (Five year) Integrated Dual degree Master of Technology course in the four streams of Converging Technologies. The course is of non-affiliating nature and available on the campus only. The Course has been cited as “This new technology education program (of University of Rajasthan) may become a pattern for other universities” at the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology 2007(PICMET-07), Portland, USA.

The Master’s programme will have two years of common curriculum in all fields of basic science, and engineering. The third year course involves training in all streams of converging technologies. The last two years of education will be fully customizable in specialized domains in the streams of converging technologies.

All courses of First to Fourth Semesters are assigned credits as General. On successful passing of all papers of First to Tenth Semesters the candidate will be awarded dual degree B.Tech. and M. Tech. in a particular stream of Converging Technologies. M. Tech. degree will be awarded on the basis of performance in all ten semesters and in the stream in which he has obtained maximum credits. B. Tech. degree will be awarded on the basis of performance in first to eighth semesters and in the stream in which he has obtained maximum credits in these semesters. The students admitted in 2013-14 under Ten semester M.Tech. will have an exit option with B.Tech. degree. The students admitted in 2013-14 under Ten semester M.Tech. will also have an exit option on completion of six semester with a Diploma in Converging Technologies. The training will include multidisciplinary perspective necessary for rapid progress of the new technologies and create a synergistic view for potential application in various areas of relevance.

Medium of Instruction and Examination is ENGLISH only.

The students of Centre for Converging Technologies enjoy an active campus life with several invited talks, seminars and interactive sessions by eminent experts. The annual cultural and sports event, has been a very attractive feature providing a week long celebrations and opportunities to showcase talent.

Seats : 120 +15% NRI Seats

i. Nanotechnology
ii. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
iii. Information & Communication Technology iv. Cognitive and Neuroscience

Fee: (Tuition fee for Batch 2013-18 will be Rs. 36000/- per semester)
Eligibility:

Admissions will be made purely on the basis of merit in international / national level entrance exams like SAT, JEE (Advanced), JEE (Main), NEET, AIIMS, BITSAT, RPET etc. OR XII Exam. The candidate should have passed the XII(10+2) with science subjects (both Mathematics and Biology group students are eligible). Minimum eligibility shall be 55% score or equivalent grade in the Senior Secondary Examination of RBSE or CBSE or equivalent. Reservation of seats will be as per University and Government of Rajasthan policy. The minimum eligibility criterion for SC/ST category will be reduced to minimum pass marks if required to fill the seats of these categories. The number of seats may be increased from present 120 on approval of the Vice-Chancellor to accommodate more talented students as course is run under SFS and facilities created may be optimally used. Students who are appearing for XII examination in 2013 are also eligible to apply, however, their eligibility for admission is subjected to fulfilling the requirement of passing XII examination. To attract talented students from foreign countries and NRI/PIO students, the fee of NRI/PIO/Foreign students will be at par with other local students seeking admission to this course for students admitted in the academic session
2013-14.

(2) Six Semester (Three year) Master of Technology

course in the four streams of Converging Technologies. The course is of non-affiliating nature and available on the campus only.

The Master’s programme will have common curriculum with last six semesters of Ten Semester M.Tech. in Converging Technologies course. Thus students admitted in this programme will be laterally entered in the Fifth Semester of students of batch admitted in academic session 2011-12. The first year course involves training in all streams of converging technologies. The last two years of education will be fully customizable in specialized domains in the streams of converging technologies.
On successful passing of all papers of First to Sixth Semesters (i.e. Fifth to Tenth Semester of Ten Semester M.Tech. Programme) the candidate will be awarded M. Tech. degree in the stream in which he has obtained maximum credits.

Medium of Instruction and Examination is ENGLISH only. Seats : 40 + 15% NRI Seats

i. Nanotechnology
ii. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
iii. Information & Communication Technology iv. Cognitive and Neuroscience

Fee: (Tuition fee for Batch 2013-16 will be Rs. 36000/- per semester)

Admissions will be made purely on the basis of merit in B.Sc. /B.C.A. (both Mathematics and Biology group students are eligible). Minimum eligibility shall be 55% score or equivalent grade in the B.Sc. /B.C.A. or equivalent. Reservation of seats will be as per University and Government of Rajasthan policy. The minimum eligibility criterion for SC/ST category will be reduced to minimum pass marks if required to fill the seats of these categories. The number of seats may be increased on approval of the Vice-Chancellor to accommodate more talented students as course is run under SFS and facilities created may be optimally used. Students who are appearing for B.Sc./ B.C.A. Final examination in 2013 are also eligible to apply, however, their eligibility for admission is subjected to fulfilling the requirement of passing the bachelor examination. To attract talented students from foreign countries and NRI/PIO students, the fee of NRI/PIO/Foreign students will be at par with other local students seeking admission to this course for students admitted in the academic session 2013-14.

(3) Four Semester (Two year) Master of Technology

course in the four streams of Converging Technologies. The course is of non-affiliating nature and available on the campus only.

The Master’s programme will have common curriculum with last four semsters of Ten Semester M.Tech. in Converging Technologies course. Thus students admitted in this programme will be laterally entered in the Seventh Semester of students of batch admitted in academic session 2010-11. The course will be fully customizable in specialized domains in the streams of converging technologies.

On successful passing of all papers of First to Fourth Semesters (i.e. Seventh to Tenth Semester of Ten Semester M.Tech. Programme) the candidate will be awarded M. Tech. degree in the stream in which he has obtained maximum credits.

Medium of Instruction and Examination is ENGLISH only. Seats : 40 + 15% NRI Seats

i. Nanotechnology
ii. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
iii. Information & Communication Technology iv. Cognitive and Neuroscience

Fee: (Tuition fee for Batch 2013-15 will be Rs. 36000/- per semester)

Admissions will be made purely on the basis of merit in B.E./B.Tech./ M.Sc. (both Mathematics and Biology group students are eligible). Minimum eligibility shall be 55% score or equivalent grade in the B.E./B.Tech./ M.Sc.or equivalent. Reservation of seats will be as per University and Government of Rajasthan policy. The minimum eligibility criterion for SC/ST category will be reduced to minimum pass marks if required to fill the seats of these categories. The number of seats may be increased on approval of the Vice-Chancellor to accommodate more talented students as course is run under SFS and facilities created may be optimally used. Students who are appearing for B.Tech./M.Sc. Final examination in 2013 are also eligible to apply, however, their eligibility for admission is subjected to fulfilling the requirement of passing the bachelor examination. To attract talented students from foreign countries and NRI/PIO students, the fee of NRI/PIO/Foreign students will be at par with other local students seeking admission to this course for students admitted in the academic session 2013-14.

Admission Procedure for above Master Courses:

Admission to the Master of Technology in the four streams of Converging Technologies will be made through an Online Application Form to be filled and submitted by students as per details given on website The candidate will be called
for counseling on the basis of their merit position in the respective category. The candidates will be required to appear in counseling to be held at Centre at their own expenses. At the time of counseling the candidate must bring all documents in original and Photostat copies and four passport size photograph along with a bank draft of Rs. 36000/- (Thirty Six thousand Rupees) drawn in favour of Director, Centre for Converging Technologies and payable at Jaipur towards first semester tuition fee. The candidates will be required to fill the University Application Form and submit the same along with the other fees payable as per University Prospectus. Fees once deposited are non-refundable after start of the semester classes.

Note: – For any information, the students may visit the Centre for Converging Technologies. T h e q u e r i e s m a y b e a d d r e s s e d t o
cct. uniraj @gmail.com . Telephone number of office is 0141-2700370.

Click Here for Rajasthan University Home Page

Leave a Reply