the patronage of:
of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971,
with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology
and to play the role of a nodal department for organizing,
coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country.
The organizational structure of the Department has evolved
over the years to respond quickly to the issues relating to
the promotion and development of Science and Technology in
the Country. The Department also supports 21 autonomous research
institutions/ S&T professional bodies which are working in
diverse areas for the promotion of Science and Technology.