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Science & Technology

Mr. T. Ramasami
Secretary

Vision

To enable India becoming a global knowledge power by promoting basic research, development of cutting edge technologies and innovation for globally competitive and inclusive growth to power technology-led economic progress of the society.

Mission

To strengthen the R&D base of the country through funding, development and utilization of technologies, building entrepreneurship and innovation, fostering international S & T cooperation, popularization and demonstration, generating S&T database, mounting mission mode initiatives, attracting talent to science and rejuvenating research in university and promotion of public-private partnerships.

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Department 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 organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country.

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  1. Formulation of Policies relating to Science, Technology and Innovation
  2. Strengthening Basic research and Expanding R&D; base -Human Capacity
  3. Strengthening Basic research and Expanding R&D; base -Institutional Capacity
  4. Implementing Technology Development Programs
  5. Societal interventions of S&T;
  6. S&T; co-operation / Partnerships and Alliance
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Global share of publications R&D organizations, Universities, and Scientific institutions/ colleges research centers % share of publication % 3.5 3.5 3.5 - 3.7    
2. CAGR of S&T output in Publications R&D organizations, Universities, and Scientific institutions/ colleges % growth of publication % 10.0 10.0 12.0    
3. CAGR of S&T output in Patents R&D organizations, Universities, and Scientific institutions/ colleges % growth of patents % 8.0 8.0 8.0    
4. Ph.D. output in Science sector R&D organizations, Universities, and Scientific institutions/ colleges Total no. of Ph.D. produced No. 5809   8800    
5. Private sector engagement in R&D Industries/ Private Institutions and R&D organizations % of Private sector investment in R&D % 26 26 33    
6. Technology Scoping on per capita income (district level) Central and State Government, NGO's, R&D organizations % Growth in per capita income (district level) %          
7. Technology commercialization for public funded R&D Central Government, R&D organizations, Universities, Scientific institutions % share of high technology content in import from India (US Index) %