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DST Full Form – What Is The Full Form Of DST

DST Full Form is Department of Science & Technology. It was established on 3 May 1971. The Department of Science & Technology plays a pivotal role in promotion of science & technology in the country. The department has wide ranging activities such as promoting high end basic research, development of cutting edge technologies, service the technological requirements of the common man through development of appropriate skills and technologies.

DST Responsibilities

1Formulation of policies relating to Science and Technology.
2Matters relating to the Scientific Advisory Committee to Cabinet.
3National Council for Science and Technology Communication.
4Science and Engineering Research Council/Board.
5Promotion of new areas of Science and Technology with special emphasis on emerging areas.
6Futurology.
7Technology Development Board and related Acts such as the R&D Cess Act,1986 and the TDB Act,1995.
8Support and Grants-in-aid to Scientific Research Institutions, Scientific Associations and Bodies.
9National S&T Entrepreneurship Development Board.

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