Nitte University Center for Science Education Research (NUCSER) is a teaching and research center under the ambit of Nitte University. It was established in 2013. Recently, the center has been upgraded as an independent facility and has moved to a sprawling area at Deralakatte, with state-of-art research facilities. The center at present has 15 scientists with expertise in diverse areas of biological science. The center is offering niche degrees keeping in tune with the emerging trends on career in research. In NUCSER the focus in on interdisciplinary science education and research. The center offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in addition to its research activities. At present it has four programs, namely: B. Sc. and M.Sc. Biomedical science, M.Sc. Food Safety and Biotechnology, and M.Sc. Marine Microbiology and Biotechnology. All these programs are first of its kind in Karnataka and are designed keeping in mind the job opportunities in the field of research. The center also offers PhD in specific areas of biological science. The research activities in the center are divided into six groups, namely Division of Infectious Diseases, Division of Cancer Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Division of Food Safety and Nutrition, Division of Bioresource and Biotechnology, Division of Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics and Division of Environmental Health and Toxicology. The center has externally funded research projects from premiere funding agencies such as DBT, DST, ICMR, DST-SERB, INDO-BELSPO, FORMAS, NERC, NAS, SIDA. .