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Indien: DST - Department für Wissenschaft und Technologie

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The Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of science and technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting science and technology activities in the country. The DST is part of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Responsibilities of the DST include:

  • Formulation of policies relating to Science and Technology.
  • International Science and Technology Cooperation including appointment of scientific attaches abroad (These functions shall be exercised in close cooperation with the Ministry of External Affairs);
  • Promotion of new areas of Science and Technology with special emphasis on emerging areas.
  • Futurology.
  • Coordination and integration of areas of Science and Technology having cross-sectoral linkages in which a number of institutions and departments have interest and capabilities.
  • Support and Grants-in-aid to Scientific Research Institutions, Scientific Associations and Bodies.

Affiliated bodies are

  • the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB);
  • the Technology Development Board (TDB);
  • the National Council for Science and Technology Communication;
  • the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board.
  • The DST also has responsibilities for a number of Autonomous Science and Technology Institutions including the Institute of Astrophysics and the National Innovation Foundation (NIF).
Quelle: Redaktion: von Sonja Bugdahn, DLR Projektträger Länder / Organisationen: Indien Themen: Förderung

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