About WNCST 2021

“World Nano Congress on Advanced Science and Technology” (WNCST-2021) aims to bring together Indian and International communities (students, scientists, engineers and stakeholders from academia, government laboratories, industry and other organisations) to showcase their cutting-edge and significant contributions in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. This virtual event will bridge researchers across the globe to a single platform to exchange scientific key knowledge. The congress covers broad theme on this area to accommodate wide range of interests and to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration/interaction in both academia and industry. The congress will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and opportunities to meet the experts working on various areas of this field.


  • Flexible Electronic Devices
  • Synthesis and Fabrication of Advanced Nanostructures
  • Advanced Nanomaterials Characterization
  • Nanomaterials and Devices for
    • Energy harvesting, Storage and Conversion
    • Environment (Water purification, Adsorbents CO2 remediation)
    • Sensors
    • Food, Agriculture and Health care
    • Automobile
    • Hydrogen Energy
  • Biomedical systems and devices
  • Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
  • Nanoelectronics: Fabrication/modelling and simulation
  • Quantum technology- computing, simulation, Communication and Sensing
  • Molecular Nanoscience, Catalysis and Applications
  • Nanocoatings
  • Nanotechnology to combat COVID-19

Highlights of WNCST 2021

  • Special Lecture by Nobel Laureate
  • Lectures from renowned speakers
  • Speakers from 22 countries
  • Oral/Poster Presentation opportunities
  • RSC Journals Presentation Awards
  • ACS Journals Presentation Awards
  • CNR-VIT Young Researcher Awards
  • CNR-VIT Women Researcher Awards
  • Publications in Scopus Indexed Journals
  • Free Registration

About VIT

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) was established in 1984 as Vellore Engineering College by the Honourable Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan with the aim of providing quality higher education on par with international standards. VIT is recently recognized as Institution of Eminence (IOE) by Government of India. Having fully committed to its vision - "Transforming life through excellence in education and research", VIT is focussing on quality teaching-learning process, research and innovation, which would make the institute distinct from others. Currently VIT has 4 campuses – in Vellore, Chennai, Amaravati (AP) and Bhopal (MP). The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the MHRD, Government of India, has identified VIT as the best Private Engineering Institution in India for 5 years in a row (NIRF-2016 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 rankings) and achieved 15th position among the engineering institutions in India by NIRF 2020. VIT is Ranked No.1 Private Institution for Innovation (ARIIA 2019 award) by Govt. of India. VIT is the first in India to get 4 star rating from QS, the world universities ranking organization. In addition to this, the consortium of industries, FICCI conferred VIT with the “Excellence in Faculty award". VIT has consistently received “A” grade in the past three cycles of NAAC accreditation. Besides, VIT also has received the coveted ABET (USA) accreditation (14 Engineering programmes), which is widely recognized throughout the world. VIT has already been ranked by the major International rankings such as QS World University Ranking (Ranked in the top 801-1000 in 2020) QS Asia University Ranking (Ranked 215 in 2021) QS India University Ranking 28 in 2020); THE World University Ranking (THE World University rank 801-1000, THE Asia University Rank 201-250, THE India University rank 28 in the year 2020); THE Emerging Economies University Ranking; US News Ranking, and Shanghai ranking (Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 901 – 1000 for the year 2020).

About CNR

The Centre for Nanotechnology Research (CNR) at VIT, Vellore was established in June 2008 to support Academic and Research Programs in Nanotechnology. The centre is operating at the forefront of nanotechnology with a strong focus on “Flexible Electronic devices for Energy, Sensors and Health care” to provide solutions to various global issues. The centre has a unique operating model combining expertise from different branches of science and engineering to work on a common theme of Nanotechnology enabled flexible devices.

The centre has a strong relationship with the leading nanotechnology experts both from the national and international level. The successful evolution of nanotechnology has cantered on a unique cohesiveness to provide a nourishing atmosphere for students, researchers and the society. The major focus of the centre is on flexible devices towards research areas of national priorities such as energy, sensors and healthcare. The centre is equipped with the state of the art research equipment in nanomaterials synthesis, characterization and simulation tools. CNR undertakes consultancy on nanomaterials characterization and provides a requisite technical support to Academic Institutes and Industry.

CNR ensures excellence in basic and applied research, provides a strong research culture and maintains gender equality. CNR also nurtures the highly cross-disciplinary team members exploiting nanotechnology on the convergence of various scientific domains leading to a significant scientific breakthrough and addressing key societal challenges.

For further details:https://vit.ac.in/centers/cnr