What is the critical role of DST?

The DST is the nodal department of Government in India for the co-ordination of overall R&D programmes of the Government. The Department is responsible for conceptualization and implementation of S&T programmes. It formulates S&T policy and advices Government on matters related to S&T.

How does the DST programme help students to start up their ventures?

Programmes like Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park (STEP) and Technology Business Incubator (TBI's) help the students in their startup by providing necessary support in the form of infrastructure, technical input and academic linkages.

What is the role of DST in societal development?

A large numbers of interdisciplinary project of multisectoral nature are supported leading to technological empowerment and capacity building for sustainable livelihood. DST also has programmes to help S&T personnel towards self-employment and entrepreneurship.