Department of Science and Technology

The Department of Science & Technology plays a pivotal role in promotion of science & technology in the country.

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 scientific and technological activities in the country. The department has wide ranging activities ranging from promoting high end basic research and development of cutting edge technologies on one hand to service the technological requirements of the common man through development of appropriate skills and technologies on the other.

Contact Person

Dr. Praveer Asthana
Head, INSPIRE and Mega Science Divisions,
DST, New Delhi


Phone: +91-9910061740 | +91-11 26520680

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