Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Centre for Nano Science Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science here.
The Centre is considered to be the most sophisticated and comprehensive cluster of micro and nano-tech laboratories in India.
It is designed to provide research and technology leadership in the areas of nano-electronics and nanotechnology, which is key to the Modi government's 'Make in India' initiative, in the field of electronics.
Modi also unveiled the foundation stone of the Centre for Brain Research at IISc, which is being established as an autonomous centre at the country's premier science institute.
He also witnessed the signing of an MoU between ONGC and M/s Super Wave Technology Pvt Ltd, envisaging development of new technology for drilling of oil and gas, an official release said.
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, it said.
Union Ministers Sadananda Gowda, Ananth Kumar and Dharmendra Pradhan were present.