The Karnataka government is setting up its first 3D planetarium with state-of-the-art projection systems at Mangaluru at an estimated cost of Rs 35.69 crore to help students learn science, among other things.
"The planetarium will create awareness about astronomical concepts and help students learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics," he said.
Seetharam said the government is taking steps to set up five more mini-planetariums, one each in Dharwad, Bagalkot, Vijayapura, Madikeri and Gadag.
It is also establishing 25 Science Centres in rural areas to popularise developments in science and technology and provide opportunity to develop scientific temper.
"A number of startup companies are already working on how to apply and make best use of nanotechnology in multi-disciplinary domains like electronics, biotechnology, information and communication, food, energy, computer science and so on," he said.
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