Department of Science and Technology (India)
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is a department within the Ministry of Science and Technology in India. It was established in May 1971 to promote new areas of science and technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting Scientific and Technological activities in the country. It gives funds to various approved scientific projects in India. It also supports various researchers in India to attend conferences abroad and to go for experimental works.
DST supports open access to scientific knowledge, originated from the public-funded research in India. In December 2014, the DST and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India had jointly adopted their Open Access Policy.
Autonomous S&T InstitutionsEdit
The autonomous science and technology institutions organized under the department include:
- Agharkar Research Institute, Pune
- Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nanital
- Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow
- Bose Institute, Kolkata
- Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Bangalore
- Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai
- International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials, Hyderabad
- Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali
- Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
- Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore
- National Innovation Foundation
- Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
- Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
- S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
- The Institute of Advanced Study in Science & Technology, Guwahati
- Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)
- North East Centre for Technology Application & Reach (NECTAR)
- Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun
- Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi
- "India unveils new open access policy : Indigenus". blogs.nature.com. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- "Autonomous S&T Institutions". Department of Science & Technology. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
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