The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today dedicated to the nation, the Centre for Nano Science Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
He later visited the Centre, which is considered to be the most sophisticated and comprehensive cluster of micro and nano-tech laboratories in India, benchmarked against the best in the world. The Centre is designed to provide research and technology leadership in the areas of nano-electronics and nanotechnology, which is key to the 'Make in India' initiative, in the field of electronics.
The Prime Minister unveiled the foundation stone of the Centre for Brain Research at IISc. This is being established as an autonomous centre of IISc.
The Prime Minister witnessed the signing of an MoU between ONGC and M/s Super Wave Technology Pvt Ltd. The MoU envisages development of new technology for drilling of oil and gas.
Union Ministers Shri Sadananda Gowda, Shri Ananth Kumar, and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan were present.
The Prime Minister was given an overview of the research activities being carried out at IISc. He took keen interest in initiatives in areas such as solar energy, water management, agriculture and enquired about collaborations between IISc and other institutes.