Under this programme DST is strengthening S&T Infrastructure, specialized research facility in high priority areas and S&T mission schemes.
What are specific S&T programmes under National Common Minimum Programme?
What is the role of DST in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) ?
DST is providing assistance to S&T community for patenting their research work, nationally as well as internationally through Patent Facility Cell.
Is any support available for commercialization of indigenous technology?
Technology Development Board is supporting for the commercialization of indigenous technology by providing grants as well as soft loans .
Are there any programs for young students at school level?
Kishore Vigyan Prothoshan Yojana is available for 10th and +2 students to take up the Research Development as a Carrier.
In which fields R&D support is available?
For Physical Science, Mathematical Science, Chemical Science, Life Science and Engineering Science
Is their any programme available for young scientists?
Yes, Young Scientists can take up R&D Programme, through institutions Eg: Young Scientist Scheme under SERC Programmes
How does DST supports state level S&T ?
DST has established state S&T councils in almost all states in the country for planning, coordinating and monitoring S&T activities at state level
Is their any scheme for infrastructural development of R&D institutions?
Yes, there is a fund available for improvement of S&T infrastructure for R&D institutions under its FIST programme.
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.