Nanotechnology in Agriculture: AICTE Approved

Nanotechnology in Agriculture: Course by Prof. Mainak Das | IIT Kanpur
Modern agriculture is a chemical-intensive process starting from fertilizer, pesticide to food preservation. Modern nanotechnology tools if used judiciously in the future, have the ability to offer sustainable development along with the optimal, precision, and more effective use of chemicals. In this course, I will be sharing my journey from basic agriculture to modern-day nanoparticle-based agriculture practices.

This Agriculture sector Course is designed for students seeking a career in the Agriculture industry, Seed industry, Fertilizer industry, Food technology industry and related field. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students of Agriculture Engineering, Biotechnology, Botany, Biochemistry and Design
PREREQUISITES : 10+2 in science
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Agriculture industry, Seed industry, Fertilizer industry, Food technology industry

Course Start Date : 17 Aug 2020
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Course End Date : 09 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 17 Oct 2020
Enrollment Ends : 17 Aug 2020
Category :
Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
This is an AICTE approved FDP course

Week 1: History of agriculture and the role of chemicals in modern agriculture
Week 2: Overview of nanotechnology
Week 3: Application of nanotechnology in modern day agriculture practices I
Week 4: Application of nanotechnology in modern day agriculture practices II
Week 5: Application of nanotechnologies in animal production
Week 6: Nanotechnology and shelf life of agricultural and food products
Week 7: Nanotechnologies for water quality and availability
Week 8: Green nanotechnology and the role of good governance and policies for effective nanotechnology development

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 17 October 2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur .It will be e-verifiable at

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Intro of the Course by Prof. Mainak Das