Department of Science and Technology
Department of Science and Technology (DST) has been taken several new initiatives to promoting innovation, supporting cutting-edge research, attracting the youth towards science, improving ease of doing science and fostering international collaborations. The department has aligned its activities with the National Agenda of the Government towards Make in India, Startup India, Digital India, Swachh Bharat, Swasth Bharat, etc and has moved ahead witj severaL achievements
Department of Biotechnology
For the Department of Biotechnology, the year 2017 has been marked by path breaking research and cutting-edge technology in myriad of areas. The key areas span across healthcare, agriculture, food and nutrition, bio energy, and environment, which have reached people translating into benefits for them. The Department has also scored high in supporting innovations, start-ups and entrepreneurs, and in collaborating to pool international expertise to escalate science excellence. At the same time, it has worked relentlessly to nurture human resource excellence in biotechnology in several ways.
A summary of the achievements in across different areas are presented below.
Ministry of Earth Sciences
The mission of the Ministry is to provide services for weather, natural hazards, climate, ocean and coastal state, seismology, and exploring marine living and non-living resources and the Polar Regions. Over the past few years, the quality of weather, climate, ocean and seismological services provided by the ministry has been improved due to systematic efforts in augmenting atmospheric, coastal and ocean observations and survey, geophysical observations, polar research, developing adequate modelling strategy, conducting cutting edge research and investing in human resources development.
Achievements CSIR view
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
CSIR has operationalised desired mechanisms to boost entrepreneurship, which could lead to enhanced creation and commercialisation of radical and disruptive innovations, underpinning the development of new economic sectors. Currently, the organisation is ranked at 84th among 4851 institutions worldwide and is the only Indian organisation among the top 100 global institutions.