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Call for Proposals: Scheme for Young Scientists and Technologists @ Dept. of Science & Tech: Apply by April 20

ministry-of-science-and-technology-300x94-1The Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology invites Call for Proposals 2019 for the Scheme for Young Scientists and Technologists. Apply by April 20.

About the Scheme:

To encourage young scientists and technologists towards providing technology-based/led solutions for socio-economic challenges, Department of Science and Technology (DST) launched Scheme for Young Scientists and Technologists (SYST) in the year 1991.
The Scheme aims at Engaging Young Researchers Towards Socio-Economic Development.


Innovative technological ideas in the form of a proposal from young passionate researchers are thus invited under following identified themes aimed at addressing socio-economic challenges of the nation:

  • Artificial Intelligence and loT for Societal Application in
    • Agriculture
    • Rural Development
    • Disaster Management
    • Health
  •  Hybrid Solar PV Technologies with Wind Generators.
  • Robotics for Societal Application.
  • Agricultural Tools and Agriculture Produce.
  • Nutritional Supplements and Value-Added Food Products for Human and Animals.
  • Plant-Based Health Products.
  • Scientific Validation and Upscaling of Traditional Knowledge Systems.
  • Cost Effective Health and Hygiene Aids.
  • Effective Indigenous Methods of Disease Identifications and Monitoring.
  • Natural Resource-Based Livelihood Systems.
  • Income Augmenting Agricultural Practices.
  • Captive Cultivation & Breeding.
  • Environment Sustainability.
  • Additive Manufacturing.
  1. The applicant should possess at least a Master’s degree in any S&T stream. Those having Ph.D. will be given preference.
  2. The candidate should be less than 35 years of age on the last date of submission of the application to DST. However, age relaxation of 5 years would be given to Women and Differently-abled (Divyangjan) applicants and those belonging to SC/ST/OBC category.
  3. The applicant not in a regular position should align himself or herself with an Academic Institution of repute, S&T based agencies including reputed Voluntary Organization with minimum 5 years in existence for implementation of S&T based projects.

April 20, 2019.

How to Apply?
  • Applicants are required to submit three copies of the full proposal in the prescribed format at Dr. Rashmi Sharma, Scientist ‘E’, Science for Equity, Empowerment & Development (SEED) Division, Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016.
  • Applicants should also upload a soft copy here.
  • Project tenure proposed should not be more than three years.
  • Formats for the application can be downloaded from here.
  • E-mail:
  • Phone: +91-11-26590541
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