Former presdient APJ Abdul Kalam has been stressing on the significance of nanotechnology for the country's development, while addressing Children Science Congress centenary celebrations in Kolkata in January 2013 and in other such fora.
Shrinivas Mayya, principal of the institute, told TOI that there was a lucrative job opportunity for nanotechnology graduates. It is estimated that there is need for nearly 5 million nanotechnology graduates to work at various industries across the world by 2016. "Ours is the first college in the state to offer undergraduate course in nanotechnology," he said.
Srinivas Institute of Technology (SIT) is a unit of Srinivas Group of Colleges, Mangalore and is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum and recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The Institute is located at Srinivas Campus at Valachil. The college has taken steps to develop the 15 acre campus as a Green Campus with an Eco-friendly environment.
About Nano Technology:
Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter at a scale of 1 to 100 nanometres. Using nanotechnology, molecules can be controlled at an atomic level and materials can be created with unique properties. Fundamentally properties of materials can be changed by nanotechnology. Molecules can be arranged in such a way that they do not normally occur in nature. The strength, electronic and optical properties of materials can be altered using nanotechnology.
For admissions candidates should have passed 10+2 examination and must have attended Entrance exam conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).