Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering (MITE) will soon establish a Nano-science and Technology Research Centre (NTRC) on its premises in Moodbidri. MITE will be the first institution to set up such a centre in the undivided Dakshina Kannada district. The new research centre will be established under the guidance of Richard Pinto, professor in electrical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay.
The construction works of NTRC, at an area of 22,000 square feet, has begun and it is expected to be completed by January 2014. The centre will have all necessary equipment at a cost of Rs 20 crore. This will be second NTRC in the state. The first one is situated in Bangalore, apart from one institute in Bangalore, this would be only NTRC in the state.
The Center will have: