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Cryogenics is a highly specialized field of physics and engineering which studies the production of materials and their behaviour at extremely low temperatures. If studying the science behind very low temperatures and its applications interests you, then enroll for one such course to become a cryogenicist.
Cryogenic courses are classified into three groups – cryonics, cryoelectronics and cryobiology. Cryonics deals with the preservation of humans and animals for possible future revival. Cryoelectronics studies superconductivity in elements and compounds at very low temperatures. Cryobiology is about preservation of organisms at very low temperatures. Being a specialised field, most of the courses are available only at the graduate level and above. There are not too many colleges offering this field of study. Only the very reputed institutes like some IITs offer cryogenics in their masters and doctoral programs. With more and more applications coming up in the field of cryogenics and superconductivity, the field is getting wider. The demand for skilled manpower trained in this field is increasing in government and in industries. Number of colleges offering these courses are also rising steadily.
Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or engineering physics is the basic requirement. Some institutes may conduct entrance test before admission.