Events Conducted


Date : 2022-11-30

Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations designated four Reference Centers in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and aquatic Biosecurity in October, 2022. The designated Centers are (a) Mississippi State University, USA (b) Nitte University, India (c) Pearl River Fisheries Research Institute , China (PRFRI) and (d) Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute (YSFRI). A virtual launch of these Reference Centers took place on zoom platform on November 30, 2022. Dr. Audun Lem, Deputy Director, Aquaculture and Fisheries Division declared the launch open. Dr. Melba Reantaso, Team Leader, Food Safety, Nutrition and Health outlined the main objectives and mandates of the FAO Reference Ceners. The meeting was attended by over 200 fisheries and aquaculture professionals all over the globe. Dr. Indrani Karunasagar explained the workplan of Nitte FAO Reference Center and Dr. Iddya Karunasagar introduced the newly adopted Codex Guidelines for risk analysis of antimicrobial resistance.

Last updated 2022-12-29 05:21:26

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DST NUTEC facilitated project on improving the ocean alkalinity

Date : 2022-11-14

DST NUTEC facilitated project of Dr Arvind Singh, Physical laboratory, Ahmedabad, recipient of DST Swarna Jayanthi fellow. The project focuses on improving the ocean alkalinity. In this regard four research scholars from the National Physical laboratory, Ahmedabad carried out a part of the project in NUCSER during the period 14 Nov 222 to 29 Nov 2021 . Dr Singh visited TEC on 21 Nov 2022 to further discuss on mesocosm experiments related to climate change.

Last updated 2022-12-29 10:46:17

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Research collaboration and student exchange programmes with University of Gothenburg,

Date : 2022-11-11

DST TEC facilitated the research collaboration and student exchange programmes in public health domain between Nitte University and Sahlgrenska Medical Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Ms Evelina Nystrom, International Coordinator, Sahlgrenska Academy International Office, Dr Monica Hunsberger Faculty, Public Health, Dr Lovestag Solveig, Faculty, Public Health visited Nitte University in this regard. Dr Audrey public health dentistry, ABSMIDS and Mr Mackwin D’mello, Public Health department, KSHEMA coordinated with their visit to rural health centres at Nitte and Sasihithlu. An official exchange MoU took place on 11 Nov 2022

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Interactive session with food Industries-World food Day

Date : 2022-10-18

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World Food Day 2022 was organized by the Nitte University Technology Enabling Center (NUTEC) at Paneer campus with an
interactive discussion session with food industry representatives and other stakeholders on 18 October, 2022. World Food Day
marks the foundation of Food and Agriculture Organisation of United nations and the theme of 2022 World Food Day was “Leave
no one behind” in the march towards better food production, better nutrition, better environment and better life. The event was
organized in partnership with Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), FSSAI, MSME
Development and Facilitation Office (DFO), South Regional Office of International Federation of Inventor’s Association (IFIA) and
partner institutions. The discussion was around four major themes (a) Technological needs of food industries (b) Food processing
machineries (c) food safety and quality (d) regulation and compliance.

Last updated 2023-02-20 09:07:06

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Annual Review meeting of TEC

Date : 2022-09-17

The annual review meeting of Nitte University Technology Enabling Centre was held on 17 Sept 2022 at the TEC Centre, Paneer Campus, Mangaluru. Programme Advisory Group (PAG) expert, Prof Dr Gurumoorthy, DST Representatives, Dr Anita Aggarwal, Dr Krishna Kanth Pulicherla and the team from TEC Amrita headed by Prof Dr Krishna Shree and 2 members attended the meeting. The PAG meeting had 65 participants comprising academic and industry partners. Other dignitaries included the Chairman of TEC, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, TEC Advisor and Head, Research & Patent, Prof Dr Iddya Karunasagar, Director TEC, Prof Dr Indrani Karunasagar, TEC Faculty, Industrial partners from CAMPCO, Puttur, Eshanaya Beverages, Mysore, Antidote, Delhi, Mangalore Biotech Lab, Section Infin-8 Foundation, Mangaluru, Jigsaw Bio Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, Aquatic Biosystems, Mangaluru and academic partners from Canara Engineering College, Mangaluru, St Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru, SDUAHER, Kolar Medical College and members from constituent colleges of Nitte. All participants actively involved themselves in the discussion at the meeting.
The meeting began with Prof Dr Indrani Karunasagar, Director TEC, welcoming the committee members and presenting a detailed report of the activities of the centre. Chairperson of TEC, Nitte (DU), Prof Dr Satheesh Kumar Bhandary explained how the centre has been following the TEC mandate to reach the goal of creating an ecosystem for technology transfer and establishing a network of institutions, a collaborative community of researchers, entrepreneurs and industrialists. Dr Indrani Karunasagar, in her presentation of the activities of 2021-22, gave an account of all the meetings held, projects submitted, awarded, technologies in the pipeline, those developed and transferred, expenditure incurred, revenue generated and the budget requirements for the next year. Mr Sandeep Eshanya whose technology on betel leaf tea and Ms Nadia from Antidote, Delhi for a spray dried technology for almond milk expressed their gratitude and their experience with TEC at the meeting. Both the products are almost market ready and have been case studies that prove the purpose for which the TECs were created by the DST. Students and young entrepreneurs shared their ideas with the officials in the meeting. They will be further enabled at the TEC. EAG member Prof B. Gurumurthy and DST officials Dr Anita Aggarwal and Dr Krishna Kanth Pulicherla commended the activities of the centre and congratulated the team for achieving the targets slated.

Last updated 2022-10-11 10:36:14

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TEC supports pilot scale processing for the Vegan product company Antidote

Date : 2022-09-05

The Technology Enabling Centre facilitated the development of technology for the production of almond milk. A technology transfer agreement was signed between Nitte (DU) & Antidote, New Delhi. Dr Mamatha BS & Dr Feby Luckose were deputed to CFTRI, Mysore during 5-7 Sept 2022, for the pilot scale processing of almond milk. The product will now be available for pilot marketing as a start-up requirement. Spray-dried almond milk powder is an innovative product that can replace conventional dairy milk for making beverages, smoothies and soups. Using spray drying technology, liquid almond milk was transformed into a dehydrated form by short time exposure to high-temperature air.
This product will be particularly useful for those individuals with lactose intolerance. The main advantages of this spray dried technology for preparing nut based milk are long shelf-life, the inhibition of fermentation, all nutrients being retained and reduced volume for storage and transportation.

Last updated 2022-10-12 05:30:23

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Visit to Medorganics India Pvt Limited

Date : 2022-05-16

Dr Iddya Karunasagar Advisor Research and Patents Dr Indrani Karunasagar Director TEC visited on 16 May 2022, Medorganics India Pvt Limited, leading manufacturer of Herbal & Nutraceutical Products based at Baikampady, Mangaluru for collaborations related to technology transfer and commercialization of products available at the Technology Enabling Centre and support the industry with patenting their products.

Last updated 2022-06-16 06:01:11

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TEC support for Pilot scale processing of betel leaf tea

Date : 2022-05-05

The Technology Enabling Centre had facilitated the development of technology for production of beverage from betel leaf. A technology transfer agreement was further signed between Nitte (DU) and M/S Eshanya Beverages for commercialization of this patented technology. The DST TEC supported M/S Eshanya beverages start-up by handholding the company. This technology was successful in receiving on competitive basis seed funding from MS Ramaiah Incubator. Dr Mamatha B S from NUCSER, who helped in developing the technology and shares the patent with Mr Sandeep Eshanya, was deputed along with the research scholar Mr Nishith Kumar for rendering technical help in pilot scale processing. This was done at CFTRI, Mysore during 4-7 May 2022. The product will now be made available for pilot marketing as a start-up requirement.  

Last updated 2022-06-13 09:55:16

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Visit to CAMPCO factory

Date : 2022-03-11

Team DST NU-TEC and NUCSER visited the Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Coperative (CAMPCO) factory and areca farms at Puttur as a part project initiation. The project funded by CAMPCO relates research on different types of arecanut.

Last updated 2022-04-04 06:50:31

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Nitte DU collaborates with FAO Regional Office and INFOFISH to organize the terminal workshop of FAO project

Date : 2021-11-24

FAO supported project TCP/RAS/3702 is being implemented in three countries – India, Indonesia and Vietnam. The project is expected to deliver the following outputs:
Output 1 – Baseline information on use and governance of antimicrobials in aquaculture commodities are generated and awareness of AMR risks associated with aquaculture is enhanced among the different stakeholders.
Output 2 – National laboratory capacity for effective surveillance and monitoring of AMR associated with aquaculture enhanced.
Output 3 – Good health management practices for aquaculture commodities in the participating countries are developed and disseminated to farmers.
Output 4 – Legislative framework for effective governance of AMU in aquaculture and national strategy and action plan and effective mitigating, surveillance and minoring of AMR risk associated with aquaculture are developed.
The overall objective of this terminal workshop held on November 23-24 was to review the project outputs achieved in each of the participating countries and share the information and lessons learnt across Asia and the Pacific region. The specific objectives are to:
Share the information and experiences of AMU and AMR and understand the challenges in mitigating AMR in aquaculture in the countries;
Share the good aquaculture practices developed in the participating countries;
learn from international experiences on innovations and best practices in mitigation of AMR; and
Plan future international and regional collaboration to support mitigation of AMR in aquaculture.
Dr Iddya Karunasagar prepared the workshop programme, identified international expert speakers and moderated the workshop. INFOFISH is the Regional Intergovernmental organization involved in market information and technical advisory services in Asia and Pacific region. INFOFISH organized the IT platform and communication services for the workshop.

Last updated 2022-03-04 07:40:40

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Official Visit by Dr Anita Aggarwal to the TEC

Date : 2021-11-20

Dr Anita Aggarwal, Scientist F, TEC programme Coordinator, Department of Science and Technology, GoI visited the DST NU-TEC Centre, Mangaluru on 20th November, 2021. A meeting was organized at the center which brought together various academic institutions and industries who were in active interaction with TEC at Nitte (DU). The academic institutions included NITK, Surathkal, St Josephs Engineering College, Vamanjoor, Canara Engineering College, Benjanapadavu, SDM College Ujire, Alva’s Institute of Engineering & Technology, Moodabidri. The industries represented were Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Co-operative Limited (CAMPCO), Mangalore Biotech Laboratory and Ishanya Beverages. Dr Anita Aggarwal appreciated the role of TEC in enabling the technologies that were displayed at the center and strongly recommended for the technologies to be taken forward for commercialization at the earliest. She highlighted the initiative by DST through the establishment of TECs that provided the much-needed thrust to the transfer of bench work research to technology. This would further lead to the emergence of startups and entrepreneurship skills among the youth. After a brief interaction with the TEC staff, she had an interactive session with the academic and industrial partners who attended the meeting. She presented the core mandates of DST, the various programs and schemes under the DST umbrella, vision behind establishing TEC in the university system, objectives and activities of TEC for social relevance. Representatives from industries and institution shared their experience with TEC, Nitte (DU) during the interactive session. The academic partners presented their problems related to DST project submissions and clarified all their doubts. Dr Anita Aggarwal explained the various opportunities that DST provides for research, technology development and transfer in areas of health technologies, agritech and aquaculture technologies. She emphasized that with a resourceful institute like Nitte (DU) and team strength, she hopes all institutes and industries in the region to take advantage of the TEC.

Last updated 2022-02-26 05:33:36

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IDEATION DRIVE – 2021 Health and Allied Sciences

Date : 2021-11-15

DST Technology Enabling Centre in association with the Institution Innovation Council, Nitte (DU) initiated an ideation drive to translate the ideas to technology through innovation. Best selected ideas will get a prize, mentoring support, boot camp training, start up grant support, and business development support
Phase 1: Identification of the problem
Phase 2: Discussion of the selected problems with peers from the domain to develop possible solutions
Phase 3: Development of teams for addressing the problems and possible solution
Phase 4: Review by the experts
Target Domains
Healthcare: Medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, nutrition, drug discovery, development of vaccines, maternal & child health, infectious diseases, Covid-19, rare and neglected diseases, patient care and safety, water & sanitation, solid waste & bio waste management
Digital Health : Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, imaging, wearables, IT in healthcare and other related sub-domains

Last updated 2022-10-12 05:06:05

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DST NU-TEC Chronicle- ‘Vigyaan Tantragyaan Anuvaadan’ release

Date : 2020-12-22

The virtual release of the first issue of DST NU-TEC Chronicle ‘Vigyaan Tantragyaan Anuvaadan’ via videoconferencing system was held on December 22, 2020 at the DST NU-TEC facility at paneer campus. The chronicle was released by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Satheesh Kumar Bhandary. Prof. Dr M S Moodithaya, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Prof. Dr Alka Kulkarni Registrar Nitte (DU) graced the occasion. Prof. Dr Smitha Hegde Coordinator DST NU-TEC welcomed the guest and the audience to the virtual release. Prof. Dr Indrani Karunasagar introduced DST NUTEC and spoke on various missions set by DST NU-TEC to reach the objectives set and thereby, meet the socio-economic needs of the country. The curtain raiser of DST NU-TEC Chronicle ‘Vigyaan Tantragyaan anuvaadan’ was done by Prof. Dr Iddya karunasagar, Advisor (Research and patents). A glimpse of activities of TEC held during the period of June to Sep was displayed to the audience through the Chronicle. Prof. Dr Satheesh Kumar Bhandary in his impression appreciated the efforts of Team DST NU-TEC on bring about collaborations to bridge the gap between bench work research and industrial needs. Prof. Dr M S Moodithaya highlighted that one of the key factors for success is technology in any field and how having a technology enabling center can help catch up with times. Prof. Dr Alka Kulkarni in her impressions congratulated the team on the release and shared how this project came into existence in Nitte (DU) and how university aims at translation of technology via incubation centers and TEC. The virtual release was moderated by Ms Akshatha, Junior Project Associate and was concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Dr Krishna Kumar Co-coordinator DST NU-TEC.

Last updated 2021-02-13 04:16:49

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Book Release-‘Birds of the Campus’

Date : 2020-12-14

National Energy Conservation Day was jointly organized by Nitte University Green Initiative Project (NUGIP), National Service Scheme (NSS) and DST Nitte University-Technology Enabling Centre (DST NU-TEC) at Nitte (Deemed to be University) campus, New Auditorium, ABSMIDS building on 14th December, 2020. On this occasion NUGIP and DST NU-TEC released the book “Birds of the Campus.” Prof. Dr Smitha Hegde, NUCSER, editor of the book, introduced the book to the audience. The book contains 93 spectacular pictures of the birds along with QR codes that leads the reader to their distribution and calls. The authors of the book Dr Jagdish Gopal Paithankar, Dr Vineeth Kumar K. and Ms Gincy Joseph were felicitated and honoured. Dr A Venkata Ramana, Chairman, New Mangalore Port Trust, Panambur, was the chief guest. He elucidated the significance of the day and the urgent need for energy conservation in a rapidly developing country like ours. Sri Santhosh Kumar Rai Boliyar was the guest of honour; his insightful observations on energy and power were relevant. The Vice Chancellor of Nitte (Deemed to be University) Prof. Dr Satheesh Kumar Bhandary presided the function. In his presidential remarks he particularized the pressing needs of discovering alternative sources of energy. Prof. Dr Alka Kulkarni, Registrar of the University welcomed the gathering, Prof. Dr Sumalatha Shetty introduced the guests to the audience and Mr Shashikumar Shetty, proposed the vote of thanks.

Last updated 2021-02-13 04:20:21

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DST NU-TEC Inauguration

Date : 2020-10-23

The newly developed centre was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chancellor, H.E. Shri Vinaya Hegde in the presence of Prof. Dr Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor and Prof. Dr Moodithaya, Pro-Vice-Chancellor on October 23, 2020. Prof. Dr Indrani Karunasagar, Director of TEC and Prof. Dr Smitha Hegde, Coordinator unravelled the newly-created facilities, which includes patents, IPR and technology transfer cell headed by Prof. Dr Iddya Karunasagar. The centre houses state-of-art training facilities with smart board, networking and discussion rooms, webinar and video-conferencing rooms.

Last updated 2021-02-13 04:07:58

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