About ministry of science & technology:

Science and Technology is the fulcrum of India’s development and plays a crucial role in determining the socioeconomic fabric of the country. In order to levitate the Nation into a torch bearer of the future world, science and technology needs to be boosted both in terms of excellence and reach. This warrants nurturing of quality that can not only answer basic questions of the universe, life andexistence, but also solve global problems with local relevance. In pursuance of this mission, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoS&T) was created in May 1971.

In order to include the S&T challenges and subjects that go beyond the individual scientific departments, the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India (PSA's Office) was set-up in November, 1999   by the Cabinet Secretariat. The PSA’s office evolves polices, strategies and missions to support innovations and systems for multiple applications and generates science and technology tasks in critical infrastructure, economic and social sectors in partnership with Government departments, institutions and industry. It also plays a multi-department role to address S&T challenges of national importance along with functioning as the Secretariat to the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet, with the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India as its Chairman.

Currently the MoS&T works through its three main wings:

  • Department of Science & Technology (DST)
  • Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
  • Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR)/Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)