The institutes, Manipal Centre of Natural Sciences and Manipal Advanced Research Group (MCNS & MARG), are wholly dedicated to research.
MARG was conceived as a specialised academic centre of excellence for research in the basic sciences, and inter-disciplinary fields through innovative schemes and research programs. This initiative also seeks to establish a link between fundamental research in the natural sciences and engineering.
MCNS was started in 2011 as a hub of excellence for fundamental research in the pure sciences, especially physics. A unique and vibrant academic program has been initiated and integrated with existing research at partner institutions in India and abroad.