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Skilling the youth through Science and technology

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    5th Mar, 2020
  • Skill Development Training through Science & Technology (STST): aims at development through training intervention by developing special curricula and creation of models for offbeat and innovative skill areas. The main objective of STST is to demonstrate that skills can be developed through the application of Science and Technology in order to harness the resources of S&T infrastructure of the country, which have so far remain underutilised.
  • Student Start-up NIDHI Award

     It aims to take forward student innovations in New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre to the commercialization stage and accelerate the journey of idea to prototype by providing initial funding assistance.


They are institutional linked facilities promoted by the Department of Science and Technology to nurture innovative and technologically-led new ventures during the initial and critical period i.e. the start-up phase.  The primary aim is to tap innovations and technologies for venture creation by utilising expertise and infrastructure already available with the host institution.

  • Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing (KIRAN)

      This is an exclusive scheme for women with the mandate to bring gender parity in S&T through gender mainstreaming. The programme is aimed at providing opportunities to women scientists who had a break in their career primarily due to family responsibilities.

  • Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research- AWSAR

     It aims to disseminate Indian research stories among the masses in an easy to understand and interesting format. It has been initiated by the National Council of Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC).


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