Department of Science & Technology
Mr. T. Ramasami
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.
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.
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.
- Formulation of Policies relating to Science, Technology and Innovation
- Strengthening Basic research and Expanding R&D; base -Human Capacity
- Strengthening Basic research and Expanding R&D; base -Institutional Capacity
- Implementing Technology Development Programs
- Societal interventions of S&T;
- 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)||%|