International S&T Cooperation

The Science & Technology International Cooperation Division of DST has the mandated responsibility of (i) negotiating, concluding and implementing S&T Agreements between India and other countries; (ii) providing interventions on S&T aspects in international forums. This responsibility is carried out by the Division in close consultation on the Indian side with the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Missions Abroad, S&T Counselors at Germany, Japan, Russia and USA, stakeholders in scientific, technological & academic institutions, concerned governmental agencies and with various industry associations in India.

International Science & Technology Cooperation is realized at three levels, viz (i) Bilateral Cooperation with developed and developing countries, (ii) Regional Cooperation such as with SAARC, ASEAN and BIMSTEC and (iii) Multilateral Cooperation through EU, TWAS, IBSA, BRICS, UNESCO and NAM. Presently India has bilateral S&T cooperation agreements with 83 countries with active cooperation with 44 countries. During the recent years the cooperation has strengthened significantly with Australia, Canada, EU, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Russia, UK and USA. Cooperation with African countries has also been strengthened through India Africa S&T Initiative. The soft prowess of S&T has been leveraged to engage with several countries under India's Act East policy and with some neighbouring countries.

The Department currently supports three bi-national S&T Centres which are independent entities established under inter-governmental bilateral agreements with France, USA and Germany.

The collaborations in selected areas of mutual interest with different countries/organisations are materialized through various modes of cooperation like:

Contact Building through

  • Joint Workshops/ Seminars/Frontiers Symposia/Exhibitions
  • Visitation, Fellowships & Internships        
  • Exploratory visits 
  • Lectures by Eminent Scientists
  • Fielding young researchers scholars to international meets with Peers

Provide Support for

  • Joint R&D Projects of mutual interest
  • Project mode mobility based exchanges
  • Training and Advanced Schools  
  • Access to Advanced Facilities
  • Participation in Mega-science projects

Facilitate and Promote

  • Joint R&D Clusters
  • Virtual Networked Centres
  • Multi - institutional R&D projects
  • Catalyzing creation of Joint Ventures

Promote Commercial R&D and Innovation

  • Academia – Industry Applied R&D Projects
  • PPP for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GITA Platform)
  • Facilitate Technology Development &  Tech Transfer
  • Annual Technology Summit with partner country

List of Selected candidates for particiuaption in BRICS YS Conclave, China, July 2017[PDF]86.26 KB

Announcement for inviting applications for participation in 2nd BRICS Young Scientist Forum Hangzhou, China (11-15 July 2017)

Call for R&D proposals under ASEAN-India Science & Technology Cooperation program

Call for applications for ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowships

Results of Indo-Austrian Joint Call 2016

DST-Sweden (VR) Joint call 2015: List of Recommended projects

Department of Science & Technology (DST), India and the Dutch Science Office (NWO) - Selected Proposals 2016

Result - India-Tunisia Joint call for proposals

Results of DST-UKIERI programme

DST-DAAD Germany Joint Call For Proposal 2017

DST - RCN Norway Joint Call on ICT 2017

Results of DST-RFBR programme 2016

United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF)[PDF]0 bytes - Online submission ( Last Date - 31 July 2017 )

Call for proposals under India-Republic of Korea Joint Programme of Cooperation ( Last Date - 31 July 2017 )

“India-Korea Joint Network Centre – Call for Proposals” (Last Date: August 16, 2017)

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For more information on International Co-operation
International Bilateral Cooperation Division International Multilateral & Regional Cooperation Division
Dr. Arabinda Mitra
Scientist - 'G'
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110 016.
Tele: 011- 26961912, 26862418
Telefax: 011- 26862418
Email: amitra [at] nic [dot] in
Dr. Sadhana Relia
Scientist - 'G'
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110 016.
Tele: 011-26602216, 26590460
Telefax: 011-26602216
Email: srelia[at]nic[dot] in