Dakshina Kannada, which is recognized as educational hub of the country, has now an integrated developmental project at Pilikula. The project has several components like Biological Park, Arboretum, Heritage Village, Boating centre etc. The recent addition of aRegional Science Center to create awareness in latest fields of science and technology and to conduct activities for different stake holders of the region is a value addition to the project. The Pilikula Regional Science Center (PRSC) Mangaluru, a joint venture of the Department of Culture, Govt. of India and Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Karnataka, has the mandate to cater to the needs of the region in science activities.
The centre issupported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Karnataka and is administered by a Society formed for the purpose. The Governing Body of the Society has representatives from administration, academic bodies and industry.It meets regularly to discuss matters related to the administration of the Centre. The Chairman of the Society is the Deputy Commissioner of the District. The day - to- day affairs of the Centre are managed by the Member Secretary. The Centre has a Director for its overall supervision.