Welcome to CeNS

The Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) is an autonomous research institute under Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. DST provides core support to the Centre in the form of a grant-in-aid for conducting basic and applied research in nano and soft matter sciences. CeNS is located at Jalahalli, Bengaluru.

The Centre is engaged in materials research at all relevant length scales. Specifically, the current activities are focussed on a variety of metal and semiconductor nanostructures, liquid crystals, gels, membranes and hybrid materials. It has close interactions with many Institutions and Industry, in India and abroad.

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...in pursuit of Global excellence in Science & to nurture Indigenous Technology

for the betterment of Our Country

Governing Council

Professor C. N. R. Rao, FRS

Chairman of the CeNSGoverning Council
National Research Professor and Honorary President & Linus Pauling
Research Professor,
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Jakkur P.O.,Bengaluru- 560 064

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Professor Ashutosh Sharma

Memberof the CeNS Governing Council
Secretary to the Government of India
Department of Science and Technology
Technology Bhavan,New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110 016

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Shri J. B. Mohapatra

Member of the CeNS Governing Council
Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor
Department of Science and Technology
Technology Bhavan,
New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi – 110 016

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Professor R. Narasimha, FRS

Member of the Governing Council
EMU Unit
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Jakkur P. O.,Bengaluru - 560 064

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Professor N. Kumar

Member of the CeNS Governing Council
Emeritus Professor
Raman Research Institute
Sadashivnagar P. O.,
Bengaluru – 560 080

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Professor Ajay K. Sood

Member of the CeNS Governing Council
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru -560012

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Dr. A.T. Kalghatgi

Member of the CeNS Governing Council
Bharat Electronics Limited
Outer ring road
Nagawara
Bengaluru – 560 045

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