Established on August 2012 with a grant of Rs. 9 crores from the Department of
Science and Technology.
Based on the institutional h-index of 31, Mangalore University in 2012 received Rs. 9 Crores from Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India for the development of research infrastructure. The University has successfully utilized two instalments of rupees 6 crores and utilization of the third instalment of rupees 3 crores is almost in final stage. A project implementation group consisting of academicians from all the science disciplines constituted by the university under the chairmanship and able guidance of honourable Vice Chancellor is taking care of all activities of the PURSE Lab. The University has established a laboratory as central facility for PURSE under this grant and it is equipped with various high-end equipment such as X-Ray Diffractometer, Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer, Amino Acid Analyser, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, Energy Dispersive Spectrometer, Thermogravimetric alalyser & Differential Scanning Calorimeter / Differential Thermal Analyser (TGA-DTA/DSC), RF/DC-Magnetron Sputtering Unit, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Laser Particle Analyser, Cytogenetic Workstation, Logic analyser and other equipment for research in Molecular Biology. Currently, various research groups within and outside the University are using these facilities. These facilities are accessible to interested researchers at subsidized rates and the rates are displayed in the University web site.
Mangalore University has constant endeavour towards research excellence and remains committed to further enhanced performance in Science and Technology areas. It had H-index of 31 during 2009 to receive Rs. 9 Crores grant and now the h-index is increased to 54. The University is now eligible for the II Phase of DST PURSE grant of rupees 15 Crores.
PURSE Lab organised a National Workshop on Theory and Practice of Molecular Structure Determination using X-ray Crystallography during March 3-5, 2016 Target group in the workshop was research students and professionals from physical, chemical and biological sciences having interest in studying the three dimensional structure of the molecules. Experts in the field of X-ray crystallography are invited to train the participants in both theoretical and practical aspects of this technique including crystallization, diffraction data collection and processing, structure solution, model building, refinement and evaluation. The participants were trained well in all steps leading to structure determination of simple and complex molecules by X-ray crystallography in the workshop. A National Seminar and Workshop on Functional Nanomaterials for Energy, Environment and Health was organized during March 21-22, 2016. During the seminar a workshop by the Experts form Icon Analytical Equipment Pvt. Ltd., Waters India Pvt. Ltd. And Anton-Paar India Pvt. Ltd. was arranged. The workshop was aimed at providing an in-depth, vivid demonstration of the use and applications of our DST PURSE Laboratory facilities, thus encouraging their wide utilization in research related to functional nanomaterials.