At nanoscale, matter behaves differently, depending sensitively on the size and shape. Soft on the other hand, stands for interactions at relatively longer length scale and the combination, Nano and Soft, essentially signifies the overall control on wide ranging material properties, be it electronic, optical, magnetic, thermal, mechanical or rheological. Thus, the research activities in the Centre are focussed on realizing nanomaterials through novel synthetic methods, manipulation and control of material properties and translating them to potential products by up-scaling and prototyping. The researchers at the Centre work in close collaboration to realize a comprehensive picture of the materials in addition to broadening the scope of the scientific activities. The collaboration extends to other scientific groups, in India and abroad, resulting in dissemination of knowledge and publication of important papers.