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 two levels, viz (i) Bilateral Cooperation with developed and developing countries, (ii) Multilateral & Regional Cooperation. 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


Call for proposals India-South Korea Joint Network Centre in Cyber Physical System[PDF]970.63 KB

List of participants selected for attending the 70th  Nobel Laureates meeting at Lindau[PDF]0 bytes 

India-South Korea Call for Joint Research Proposals[PDF]590.61 KB 

India-Slovenia Joint S&T Call 2020[PDF]620.18 KB 

India-Serbia Joint S&T Call 2020[PDF]581.2 KB 

India-Portugal Joint S&T Call 2020[PDF]327 KB

Result announcement of India Egypt Call for Joint Research projects[PDF]403.31 KB

Call for India Science and Research Fellowship[PDF]1.13 MB

Result India-Czech Call for proposal 2019[PDF]377.56 KB

Result announcement of DST UKIERI joint workshops[PDF]386.07 KB

Indo- Sweden List of Selected projects[PDF]424.13 KB

List of recommended projects under DST-RCN (Norway) joint call on Material Science[PDF]10.45 KB

India-Denmark Joint Call for Proposals- Cyber Security[PDF]541.46 KB

India-Uzbekistan Joint Call for Proposals-2019[PDF]273.6 KB

Results Indo-Russian Joint Call for Proposals: DST-RFBR 2019[PDF]92.79 KB

List of selected projects under DST-DFG Programme 2019[PDF]178.24 KB

Call for Proposal: Indo-EU Joint Call document on Smart and Integrated Local Energy Systems[PDF]0 bytes

Call for Proposal: Indo- Sri Lanka Joint Research Programme[PDF]1.1 MB

India-Israel CFP 2020-22 for joint research cooperation[PDF]340.99 KB

Announcement for participation of Indian students in the 70th Nobel Laureates[PDF]537.97 KB

Results India-Russia (RSF) Joint Call for Proposals - 2018

Call - Indo-Australia Fund for Scientific and Technological Cooperation (Indo-AISRF) Round 11

Joint Call for Proposals - India-Bulgaria Bilateral Scientific and Technological Cooperation

Announcement for inviting applications for participation in 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave,Durban, South Africa(25-29 June 2018)

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 2019[PDF]414.37 KB

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)

Information & Networking Event: EU-India Call on Water (Last Date - 3rd November 2017)[PDF]861.15 KB

Call for Proposals - 2018 under India - Iran Bilateral S&T Cooperation

The Ramanujan Prize - For young mathematicians from developing countries

DST-DAAD Joint call 2017: Recommended projects

Indo-Norway Joint call 2017 on ICT : Recommended Projects  [PDF]144.94 KB

DST- UK Selected Project

List of Indian participants for 3rd BRICS YS Conclave Durban, South Africa (25-29 June 2018) [PDF]101.48 KB

IMRC Division - List of projects supported in last 5 years (2014-2018)[PDF]113.87 KB

Call for India South Africa Joint R & D projects[PDF]525.14 KB

 List of selected candidates for ASEAN-India Research & Training Fellowship_30June2019[PDF]108.14 KB

Result of India-Bulgaria Joint Research Projects 2018[PDF]167.45 KB

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For more information on International Co-operation
International Bilateral Cooperation Division International Multilateral & Regional Cooperation Division
Shri Sanjeev K Varshney
Scientist - 'G'
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110 016.
Tele: 011- 26961912
Email: skvdst[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