The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 18 February inaugurated the Centre for Nano Science Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
The centre is said to be the most sophisticated and comprehensive one in the field of micro and Nano technology laboratories in India. The institute is expected to provide research and technology opportunities in the areas of Nano-technology and Nano-electronics. This is the key motif of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative in the field of electronics.
Apart from this announcement, Prime Minister Modi also unveiled the foundation stone of the Centre for Brain Research at IISc. It is going to be established as one of the autonomous centres which would work in the direction of research and development at the country’s premiere science institute.
In order to develop new technology in the field of drilling of oil and gas a MoU has also been signed between ONGC and M/s Super Wave Technology Pvt Ltd, in presence of PM Modi. The Prime Minister was further briefed by the institute about the research activities that are currently taking place at IISc and the future of these research works to develop a better India.
The Prime Minister took keen interest in the ongoing research in the field of solar energy, water management, agriculture and made sure that he knows about all the collaborations that IISC is in with other institutes in the country as well as abroad. In the event, various union ministers including Sadananda Gowda, Ananth Kumar and Dharmendra Pradhan were present.