description:Keeping in mind he need of developing a public understanding and acceptance of science & technology and prevail a scientific temperament among the masses of the hilly areas in Assam, S&T division of ASTEC has generated a new scheme namely “Innovation, Technology Generation & Awareness (ITGA) for the district of Dima Hasao” from the year 2019-20.
description:Aiming to promote and generate technology and to benefit the district of Karbi Anglong, the Science & Technology Division of ASTE Council generated this Scheme under popularization of science and invited concept notes for screening and then to convert them into potential projects towards technology generation.
The objectives of the scheme:
• To encourage innovation in the Karbi Anglong district by providing financial and technical support.
• To create awareness on technology generation and development among the grass-root level innovators of Karbi Anglong district.
• To guide the innovators for obtaining patent.
description:Under the scheme “Project Related Grant (PRG)”, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India (GOI), the Science & Technology Division of ASTE Council invited concept notes for potential projects towards technology generation with an aim to promote and generate technology in the state during 2016-17. 59 numbers of projects were received and 8 numbers were selected for implementation by ASTEC.
description:The National Mathematics Day (NMD) is celebrated every year in India on December 22nd to commemorate the birth anniversary of great mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and to recognize his contribution to mathematics .The aim of celebrating the National Mathematics Day is to focus the attention of our people on the importance of mathematics in our day-to-day life and its role in development of a society, state and the nation and to grow in us a strong sense of self-reliance in terms of understanding mathematics and its benefits.
The basic objective of celebrating National Mathematics Day (NMD) is to spread the message of importance of mathematics for the development of humanity. Various initiatives are encouraged to enthuse, motivate and inculcate a positive attitude to learn mathematics among the younger generation of the country.
description:Driving kit for physically handicap people. read the message of importance of mathematics for the development of humanity. Various initiatives are encouraged to enthuse, motivate and inculcate a positive attitude to learn mathematics among the younger generation of the country.
description:The Science & Technology Division of the Council has been laying emphasis in spreading a culture of S&T based innovation in the state in the areas of traditional technology, agriculture, transportation, housing, medical, education, tourism, food processing, information technology, engineering, any other field of science & technology, etc.
The scheme has highly benefitted the state level innovators as many of them though have a strongly innovative mind, but are not financially sound. ASTEC through this scheme has provided a platform to such innovators to showcase their innovation by supporting their projects by providing funds, scientific and technical knowledge besides helping them to obtain patents as it is also a prime necessity to safeguard our long-range interests.
The objectives of the scheme:
• To encourage the researchers, academicians and innovators of the state by providing financial and technical support.
• To create awareness on technology generation and development among the researchers, academicians and innovators.
• To guide the researchers, academicians and innovators on the field of Intellectual Property Rights.
The benefits of the scheme:
• Help in generation of new ideas possibly leading to new inventions as new products, process or service which can have a market value.
• It will help to guide and encourage the innovators of our state for getting patent in different fields of Science &. Technology.
• To bring to fore local technology and traditional knowledge systems and innovate them for betterment and upliftment of the underprivileged masses of the state. Work plan of the scheme:
The Science & Technology Division of ASTEC invites concept notes based on availability of funds every year from various interested researchers/ academicians/ innovators for screening by a panel of experts to convert them into potential projects towards technology generation. These projects have been aimed to promote and generate technology to benefit the society.
description:The Assam Science Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC) launched a pilot project “Science and Mathematics Facilitators in the Schools of Assam” in the year 2009-2010 with the guidance and support of Science and Technology Department, Govt. of Assam, as per suggestions of the then Minister of Science and Technology. The Science & Technology Division of ASTEC was entrusted with the responsibility of executing and monitoring the project aimed at strengthening science and mathematics education in the State.
The basic objectives of the project are:
• To improve and inculcate the method of Science and Mathematics teaching in schools of the state.
• To build up a pool of innovative Mathematics and Science Teachers to act as facilitators and create interest in Mathematics and Science teaching in schools.
Training cum review meetings is organized annually by ASTEC to review the performance of the facilitators. Facilitators are also exposed to the information regarding latest technology development by arranging various interactive sessions with different resource persons. Teaching aids/kits, models developed by the facilitators for school students are also displayed at the review meetings. Few highlights are given below:
(a) Grooming and Mentoring of Students:
A hands–on programme was conducted at different schools for six days to motivate students to explore science and mathematics with fun and zeal. The programme was organized to make the students learn observational, exploratory and experimental skills in the field of science and to build creative thinking beyond the monotonous framework of textbooks. The programme also emphasized on career opportunities in the field of science, technology and innovation for the young minds.
(b) Documentation of Innovation: The process of documentation of the innovative method of teaching, experiments, kits and other activities with novelty adopted by the facilitators is being initiated.
(c) Publication of Science based magazine:
The facilitators have been publishing a science-based magazine “Pratifalan” since 2012 every year.
(d) Mobile Planetarium and Mobile Exhibition Van
To build up and develop the future Indian Students' mind in various science fields, Mobile Science Lab and Mobile Exhibition Van equipped with scientific instruments and equipments, traveled to different schools of Assam. (e) Present Strength:
Science Facilitator – 42 nos.
Mathematics Facilitator – 42 nos.
Total : 84 nos.
The Science and Technology Division of Assam Science Technology & Environment Council had set up 219 number of Aryabhatta Science Centre in 219 development blocks of the state. The project is supported by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Assam. The first batch of the centres was launched on 28th February, 2008, the day of National Science Day, by the then Hon’ble Minister of Science and Technology, Govt. of Assam.
• To build scientific attitude among the school students.
• To make science education exciting through experimentations and other hands- on- activities.
• To promote basic science as a career option.
Aryabhatta Science Centres have been designed and equipped to encourage enquiry among students and the community with books, learning kits, hands on tools, scientific equipments, thought provoking video films, GPS etc. These centres are serving as S&T activity hubs at the grass root level of the state with visible impact. Each year, the centres are given annual grant to carry out block level activities and to join the district and state level programmes. Each centre is being run by a Coordinator who was trained up by the Council. Coordinators are also given honorarium for such academic services towards growing children. In order to strengthen the activities of the centers following items were provided to the centers in phase manner:
1. Audio visual system (One TV set, One DVD player, 40 nos. of science video film) for each block level science centre.
2. Soil testing kit & microbiology kit were provided to each centre for helping the student as well as common people of state.
3. Global Positioning System (GPS) for 140 nos. centres were provided covering all districts for local level geospatial data generation.
4. Science kits for conducting 30 nos. of experiments at school level, covering physics, chemistry and biology.
5. A Telescope (refracting type, 80 mm aperture, focal length 900 mm) was provided to all Aryabhatta Science Centres.
6. All the Aryabhatta Science centres of the state were electrified with solar home lighting system.
7. 139 nos. of centres were provided with building grant for construction of Assam Type house with an area of 44sq.m.
8. A book titled “Bismayakar Antarisksha Katha” was distributed to Aryabhatta Science Centres.
9. A book titled “Nobel Bota Vijoy” was distributed to Aryabhatta Science Centres.
10. Documentary titled “Ripples of Hope-A journey of Aryabhatta Science Centre” was made and circulated.
11. A book titled “Physics Project and Demonstration” will be distributed.
District Coordinators of Aryabhatta Science have been appointed for all districts for monitoring the block level activities of Aryabhatta Science Centre and for organization of the District Level Activities of Aryabhatta Science Centre with the coordination of District Administration of respective district. It is heartening to note that the district administration is also extending all possible support for carrying out Centre’s activities at district level. The block level competitions include (a) Science based extempore speech competition (b) Science based poster drawing competition (c) Science and Technology Model making competition (exhibition) which are organized among the schools within that block. District level competitions are organized among the selected participants from the block level competitions. The selected participants from district level competitions participate in the State level Competition which is organized by ASTEC in Guwahati.
description:The Centre was set up in 2003 under the sponsorship of Patent Facilitating Centre(PFC), Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council(TIFAC), Deptt. of S&T, Govt. of India, New Delhi and Deptt. of S&T, Govt. of Assam for providing guidance to the innovators in respect of registering their Intellectual Property Rights.The Council had setup fiveIntellectual Property Rights Cells in the Universities viz. Dibrugarh University,GauhatiUniversity,Tezpur University, Bodoland University and Assam Don Bosco University.
• To create awareness about IPRs, especially patents, in the state and neighboring region of this centre and enable patent searches using modern search software for the universities, industries, government departments and R&D institutions in the State and around.
• To facilitate universities, industries, government departments and R&D institutions for patent ?ling and searches, GI registration, Copyrights, Industrial design, Electronic circuit copyrights, New Plant Varieties (NPV’s) etc. Building up capacity of subject speci?c patent landscaping in selected universities of the state.
• To create Intellectual Property Cells in the Universities (IPCU’s) speci?cally in Govt. Universities/ Institutions of Higher Education.
• To analyze the patent information on a regular basis and start technology scan studies involving IPCU’s and other academic/ management institutes / laboratories under the programme to suggest new programmes for R&D based on such information.
• Carrying out the patent searches using modem search software to guide the inventors in respect of patenting their inventions.
• ICT enabled networking of PICs and Intellectual Property Cell in University (IPCU) and development of e-platform for query and solutions among PICs/IPCUs/stakeholders.
• Providing e-Learning IP material, which can be used online or through CD ROM for the multiplier effect.
• Training and capacity building in post patent ?ling activities i.e. technology valuation & audit, technology licensing and technology transfer & commercialization.
• Development of awareness material for children from WIPO [which has good animation and cartoon kind of multimedia features] can be reprinted through proper permission for distribution through PICs at mass scale and in local languages.
• To give special emphasis on school children, rural innovators, start-ups and block level of?cers of state government to bring about attitudinal changes in terms of sharing of IPRs in terms of knowledge and economic wealth through awareness programmes.
• Greater cohesion with State Biodiversity Boards (SBBs) for proper documentation of TK, biodiversity through strengthening of Peoples’ Biodiversity Registers (PBRs).
• To start charging the fees from the Scientists/ Engineers/ Technologists/Innovators for facilitation of patent search, patent ?lling, GI registration, Copyrights, Industrial designs etc.
description:Under this scheme, financial and academic supports are given to groups of final year students of Engineering Colleges and Universities of the state for development of innovative projects in the areas of science and technology. The aim is to encourage the students to use their ability to plan technically feasible and economically viable projects which may meet developmental needs of the state.
The Science & Technology Division of the Council has been initiating and supporting Research & Development Programme in selected areas which are related to location specific problems and also in the emerging areas of agriculture, horticulture, sericulture, health and nutrition. Pure and basic research in science and engineering are also supported under this scheme.
• To encourage research and development projects connected with development, management and utilization of resources of the state.
• To encourage technology which will result in efficient use and conservation of all resources in general and conventional and non-conventional sources of energy in particular.
• To encourage young scientists/technologists of the State to take up R&D activities in the areas mentioned above.
The Council has implemented various programmes to generate skilled personnel at different locations in Assam. This is a basic necessity for development of industrial and commercial ventures, which opens up avenues of employment for unemployed youths in the existing and proposed industrial and commercial establishments.
Objectives of the Scheme:
The scheme has been taken up with the aim of employment generation and development of skill in various trades of industrial and entrepreneurial importance. Training programmes would be conducted to:
• Generate skilled personnel in different vocations with the aim of getting employed in existing and upcoming industries in Assam.
• Generate skilled personnel in various critical and normal trade areas etc. to set up entrepreneurial ventures and improve upon their existing practices.
The scheme benefits the unemployed youth of the State by developing their skills in trades of their interest to get employed in various existing as well as upcoming industries the region.
• Seventh School on system design using microcontroller by Instrumentation and USIC, Department of Gauhati University, Guwahati
• Basic Training on assisted reproductive technology (ART) with Special reference to in vitro fertilization by Department of Veterinary Physiology CVSc., AAU, Khanapara, Guwahati.
• Establishment of a specialty scientific equipment library for children with special need. Shishu Sarothi, Centre for Rehabilitation & Training for Multiple Disability.
This is an ongoing project of the division at the department of Physics, Cotton College, Guwahati. Under this scheme new instrument /experimental set up are developed as well as defective instrument, experimental set up of the colleges are repaired. Repairing of instruments of college laboratories are carried out on first come first service basis.
• To develop instruments/experimental set up for science colleges and other institutions.
• To repair and redesign instruments/experimental set up for science laboratories of colleges and other educational institutions.
• To impart training to laboratory technicians of educational institutions in repair and maintenance of laboratory instruments.
The Centre for Radio Astronomy (CRA) has started functioning from the year 1993 in the Department of Physics, Cotton University formerly known as Cotton College for observation of Solar Microwave Radio Emission in S-Band (2.8GHz/10.7cm).
It is pertinent to mention that the research project at CRA is an UGC, Govt. of India recommended research work, which is intending to fascinate and to motivate the students of under graduate/post graduate from different Colleges/Universities of the North-Eastern region so as to conduct Course Work/Research Activity in the field of Astronomy & Astrophysics as well as related Space-Weather conditions. The primary function of the Centre is to conduct research activities in relation to the observed Solar Microwave Radio Emission at S-Band, which is used as proxy of solar activity variation as well as to compare and study the observed activity variations with other observed radiation in different wave bands. It is well understood that solar energetic radiations at different wave bands play the vital role in driving the Space-Weather conditions of the Earth environment. Sun is our nearest star, hence it is easier to observe and derive the principles of the various dynamics of the energetic events occurred in the Sun and to formulate general principles of the dynamics of the energetic events occurred in other stars by means of observation and analysis of the observed data. Moreover, Sun can be used as laboratory to study the various properties of the Plasma materials as well as to understand the mechanisms of the nuclear reaction happen in Sun. The Centre is providing a platform to understand and enhance the basic knowledge in the field of observational and analytical Astronomy & Astrophysics. It is important to make acquaint the present theories and understanding of the physical processes and various dynamics of the energetic events as well as to enhance the knowledge of fundamental research of the students of UG/PG in basic Astronomy and Astrophysics so as to work with observed data during the said energetic events. Centre has participated in a number of training/workshops/seminars organized by various institutions/organizers like the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), TIFR, Mumbai; Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO); Indian Institute for Astrophysics (IIAp), Bangalore; Radio Astronomy Centre, Ooty; NCRA, TIFR; Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, Calcutta University; etc. The Centre is upholding the reputations of the research activities on the fundamental research in Soar Radio Astronomy by fascinating the Ph.D. program under Gauhati University/Cotton University, which is evident from the award of Ph.D. of Dr. Manabendra Lahkar in the year 2012 for his thesis submitted at Gauhati University, who was conducted his research activates at this Centre. The Centre has published International Research papers in different International Journals through Peer Review and have been preparing other papers for publication. Again, Centre has been enrolling and guiding under graduate/post graduate students from different University including Cotton University as to conduct internship project as a part of their course curriculum, who have completed their internship in the last few years successively. And also the Centre has been providing basic guidance and a platform for PG/UG students to prepare Posters and Oral presentations for seminars/symposium/workshops etc. which has been happen to held in the different regions of the country, such as organized by ISRO, Research Conclave, conducted by IIT, Guwahati, National Science Day organized by Department of Physics, CU and ASTEC, Tezpur University and so on. Besides, the Centre is working on the antenna renovation work of the existing antenna system for continuing observation of Solar Microwave Radio Emission at S-Band (2.8 GHz/10.7 cm). Moreover, the centre has started organizing groups of “Student Chapter’’ in different Schools/Institutes in the North-Eastern region as it’s ‘’Outreach Programme’’ by organizing lectures/training/workshops to motivate young students for creative scientific thoughts by enhancing the knowledge on observational astronomy.
On 28th February, National Science Day is celebrated annually all over the state along with the country, which includes nurturing of scientific temper, science popularization as well as developing the spirit of scientific attitude among all sections of people in the state. It was observed as per the guidelines of the NCSTC, New Delhi regarding the Science Day. The day was observed with activities like science exhibition, popular lecture cum demonstration, debates, seminars, symposia, folk form of communication and information, slide/film shows, radio/TV programmes, etc. National Science Day was observed cantering around schools, colleges, polytechnics, engineering colleges, universities, state S&T institutions, Aryabhatta Science Centres, NGO’s and others dedicated to the theme.
• To widely spread a message about the significance of scientific applications in the daily life of the people,
• To display all the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science for the welfare of the human being,
• To discuss all the issues and implement new technologies for the development of science,
• To give an opportunity to the scientifically minded citizens in the country,
• To encourage the people as well as popularize Science and Technology.
description: "The Council initiated the Karnataka Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) program in 1992 and since then established District NRDMS Centers in all the State with active support and funding from Department of Science & Technology (DST) Government of India and Government of Karnataka. NRDMS program is a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional program of the Council aimed at developing methodologies for building and promoting the use of spatial data management and analysis technologies in local area planning. The initial approach of planning based on macro level assessment of resources did not yield the desired results. The introduction of the concept of spatial planning to micro-levels by the Planning commission paved the way for evolution of NRDMS program. The vision of the NRDMS program during its inception was to provide S&T inputs for operationalising the concept of decentralized planning of the country by developing computer compatible spatial databases on natural resources, socio and agro-economic parameters to further the concept of area specific decentralized planning. Resource knowledge and resource inventory is crucial to spatial planning. At the core of this concept lies an integrated approach to planning in contrast to the sectoral method. This requires a detailed knowledge of the interrelations and interdependencies between various sectors to resolve often-conflicting demands. This leads to a requirement for appropriate data management and analyzing tools and techniques and a large matrix of sectoral data, in digital format, on natural resources, demography, socio-economy etc. and integrating them to generate appropriate information/applications required for plan preparation. The district NRDMS centers since inception have created an exhaustive database of natural resources, socio-economic parameters, infrastructure etc. The NRDMS centres are providing analyzed/value added information to planners and administrators besides developing applications using geo-spatial technologies suitable for local level planning. The NRDMS centers are providing need-based information to users such as elected bodies, district administration and planners through maps, charts, tables, and reports etc., on spatial and non-spatial data.""The Council initiated the Karnataka Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) program in 1992 and since then established District NRDMS Centers in all the State with active support and funding from Department of Science & Technology (DST) Government of India and Government of Karnataka. NRDMS program is a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional program of the Council aimed at developing methodologies for building and promoting the use of spatial data management and analysis technologies in local area planning. The initial approach of planning based on macro level assessment of resources did not yield the desired results. The introduction of the concept of spatial planning to micro-levels by the Planning commission paved the way for evolution of NRDMS program. The vision of the NRDMS program during its inception was to provide S&T inputs for operationalising the concept of decentralized planning of the country by developing computer compatible spatial databases on natural resources, socio and agro-economic parameters to further the concept of area specific decentralized planning. Resource knowledge and resource inventory is crucial to spatial planning. At the core of this concept lies an integrated approach to planning in contrast to the sectoral method. This requires a detailed knowledge of the interrelations and interdependencies between various sectors to resolve often-conflicting demands. This leads to a requirement for appropriate data management and analyzing tools and techniques and a large matrix of sectoral data, in digital format, on natural resources, demography, socio-economy etc. and integrating them to generate appropriate information/applications required for plan preparation. The district NRDMS centers since inception have created an exhaustive database of natural resources, socio-economic parameters, infrastructure etc. The NRDMS centres are providing analyzed/value added information to planners and administrators besides developing applications using geo-spatial technologies suitable for local level planning. The NRDMS centers are providing need-based information to users such as elected bodies, district administration and planners through maps, charts, tables, and reports etc., on spatial and non-spatial data."
description: "Karnataka State level Spatial Data Infrastructure (KSSDI) called Karnataka Geoportal is a centralized single window access mechanism for all the spatial data acquired by various agencies in Government of Karnataka using State's resources primarily to support planning activities of the Panchayath Raj Institutions (PRIs), district/state line departments, Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and civil society organizations in the State. KSSDI is an Internet based GIS Directory for the state that eventually will be extended for the use of the society in exploring the information related to state geography, demography, agro and socio economy, and infrastructure facilities. Spatial datasets generated, maintained and provided by various concerned Line Departments of the State Government, academia, private or civil society organizations of Karnataka are proposed to be made accessible through the project data clearinghouse mechanism. In the future the site can also be extended to cater to sale and purchase of data online. All the data would be shared through the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) recommended standards."
description: "KSCST, ventured into launching and implementing a programme called STUDENT PROJECT PROGRAMME (SPP) for providing financial and academic support for Bachelor of Engineering projects. Discussions held with the Director of Technical Education and the Principals of engineering colleges indicated that such a programme would be worthwhile. Started in 1977-78, this programme is a unique experiment in Karnataka and it is a tribute to the foresight and inspired through on the part of a group of dedicated scientists, engineers and executives and administrators of Government of Karnataka. This programme is also a major innovation and first of its kind in technical education in the country and has a major impact in improving the quality of technical education. It links together developmental efforts with educational institutions so that relevant problems flow to the institutions and hopefully feasible technical solutions might flow back to the implementers. The student project programme is now 43 years old. From 1977-78 to 2019-2020 about 11,300 projects at a total cost of more than 6 Crore Rupees have been funded to various engineering colleges"
description: "Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) Cell at KSCST is established to study the needs of the people and provide sustainable and simple solutions through innovation and implementation pertinent to Rainwater Harvesting and Ground water recharge. Since November 2005 RWH Cell has provided technical support for planning rainwater harvesting systems in over 300 institutions (Public and private sector, Multinationals and Educational Institutions) in Karnataka and other states. Several thousand visitors have personally visited KSCST and availed the benefit and technical knowledge on RWH, water conservation and ground water recharge. RWH cell established at KSCST is providing policy support to the Government departments for water conservation and rainwater harvesting programmes in Karnataka and other states in India. The guidelines established by RWH Cell are instrumental in pursuing State Government to amend several acts and issue guidelines for mandatory installation of RWH structures in all the government buildings, public parks, roads and open spaces. Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has collaborated with RWH Cell of KSCST and brought in the legislation to compulsorily install RWH system in certain category of properties in Bengaluru."
description: "Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection plays a key role in gaining an advantageous position in the competitive technology game for achieving economic growth. Karnataka enjoys large scientific human resources in India with state of the art research and technology centres and scientific establishments in the country. Bangalore, the capital of the state of Karnataka is an acclaimed information technology centre of the world repute. Thus information on various technological advancements should be disseminated to the users of technology in order for our country to develop faster. Thus a culture to make aware of development of technology to pertinent users is essential. This has become more pronounced in the globalised economy with international agreements and obligations in the fields of IPR in the WTO regime. Huge information is to be provided while filing a patent application in order to ensure full disclosure of the invention. Thus, the patent information provides the large single source of technical information in the world today. However, access to this information and other facilities related to IPR are really inadequately available in the academic and other institutions in India. As a first step in this direction to provide patent related services particularly to the S&T community, Patent Facilitation Centre started functioning under Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India - a few years back. As a state level extension patent information centre was set up at Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for Karnataka State. The centre started functioning from 31st of March 2005 as a service centre to render IPR related services among S & T community."
description: The Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology (KSCST) has taken up the project entitled "Digital Geospatial Data Generation and Terrestrial Scanning For 3D Reconstruction of Heritage Site at Hampi" under IDH-Hampi programme of Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India. Under this programme KSCST has completed the 3D laser scanning of 80 world heritage monuments of Hampi and created digital Geo-spatial database on Hampi heritage site and generated 3D Point cloud data, 3D mesh data and Engineering drawings. The digital data would also be helpful for preserving and reconstructing the heritage site for improving the virtual tourism and to take up reconstruction/restoration activities by the custodians.
description: Promoting the cyber safe and conducive environment for industry collaboration, address the skill gaps, build awareness & facilitate innovation in this emerging technology field of Cyber Security Startups mentoring
description: Demonstration and dissemination of new technologies, workshops, Techno-economic feasibility reports and energy conservation & management including bioenergy.
description: With a view to recognize and reward Scientific and Technological talent in the state, the Government of Karnataka has instituted several awards to the Scientists and Engineers of the State who have made significant contribution towards the development of the State in various fields of Science and Technology. These awards are being given every year since 1996: 1. Sir M. Visvesvaraya Lifetime Achievement Award for Senior Scientists / Engineers 2. Dr. Raja Ramanna Award for Scientists / Engineers 3. Sir C. V. Raman Award for Scientists 4. Prof. Satish Dhawan Award for Engineers 5. Dr. Kalpana Chawla Award for Women Scientist / Engineer
description: NSDI of the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi has conceptualized and initiated an innovative programme on the development, validation and standardization of data structure and the optimum data requirements providing a subtle framework for spatial data development and management. It needs to be realized at this stage, that the mechanisms and scope of the Govt. agencies and the associated systems are not being able to fill the gaps to address the national needs. It is time that innovative systems involving the youth need to be developed, tested and standardized before being implemented
description: Research, development & dissemination of energy efficient building technologies. Over 1 lakh houses built in India and 20,000 in Bengaluru using these building technologies. Periodical training of engineers/architects.
description: KSCST has established virtual laboratories in 31 Government High Schools in the backward talukas of Karnataka. KSCST is monitoring these centres for optimal utilization of E-learning centres.
description: The Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology (KSCST) has taken up the project entitled "Digital Geospatial Data Generation and Terrestrial Scanning For 3D Reconstruction of Heritage Site at Hampi" under IDH-Hampi programme of Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India. Under this programme KSCST has completed the 3D laser scanning of 80 world heritage monuments of Hampi and created digital Geo-spatial database on Hampi heritage site and generated 3D Point cloud data, 3D mesh data and Engineering drawings. The digital data would also be helpful for preserving and reconstructing the heritage site for improving the virtual tourism and to take up reconstruction/restoration activities by the custodians. Further, in order to utilize the usage of existing infrastructure and trained manpower with experience gained during the execution of the project under IDH-Hampi programme, KSCST has taken up the project on Karnataka Digital Heritage to create digital data on all heritage sites spread across all 30 districts of Karnataka state which comes under the jurisdiction of Department of Archeology, Museum & Heritage, Government of Karnataka. The objective of the Karnataka Digital Heritage (KDH) Project is to extend the power of digital advanced technologies to capture, collect and create the database for preserving and sharing the database for future Preservation, Restoration and Reconstruction of Heritage sites and Monuments includes Palaces, Forts, Heritage Buildings, Inscriptions, Archaeological Sites, Temples, Mosques, Wells, Kalyani and Dargah coming under the purview of the Department of Archeology, Museums and Heritage(DAMH), Government of Karnataka. As part of this programme KSCST has signed MOU/Agreement with DAMH, GOK to create digital documentation of 844 state-protected heritage monuments using Geo-spatial and 3D Laser Scanning technologies in a phased manner by covering the revenue division-wise heritage monuments located in all four divisions: Bengaluru, Mysuru, Belagavi and Kalaburagi division
Demonstration Units for ex situ Management of Paddy Straw
PSCST has set up 2 first-of-their-kind paddy Straw based briquetting Plants to promote gainful utilization of paddy straw in the State. The 1st plant of 24 TPD capacity has been commissioned in Moga, an aspirational district. This unit has started producing briquettes using paddy straw (4000 tonnes approx.) from 6-7 villages in the vicinity which are being used to replace conventional fuel i.e. coal in brick kilns. The 2nd briquetting plant of 100 TPD capacity has been set up at Patiala. The plant would utilize around 20,000 tonnes paddy straw from 35 villages in the vicinity and the briquettes produced will be used in industrial boilers. The use of briquettes will lead to direct mitigation of more than 35,000 ton CO2 per annum. The farming community will also be benefited on account of sale of paddy straw to these units.
Improvement in Life Cycle of Machinery for ex-situ management of paddy straw
Paddy straw residue is a difficult feed stock for briquette production due to high silica (SiO2) content which causes abrasion problems. This results in high wear and tear of paddy straw chopping / briquetting machinery parts such as die, ram, piston, hammer and chopper blades etc. PSCST alongwith The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad and Industrial Partner have been assigned a project by DST-GOI to improve the material life of these wearable components so as to facilitate availability of market ready paddy straw briquetting machinery.
Demonstration of Cleaner technologies in MSME
PSCST has been working towards upliftment of MSMEs through technological interventions. With support from various central & state level departments and industrial associations, the Council has developed cost-effective pollution control & energy efficient technologies for State’s MSME. The replication of these technologies has led to mitigation in GHG emissions (on account of reduced fuel consumption) and reduction in Particulate Matter emissions thereby contributing towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (9.4 & 13) and Nationally Determined Contributions towards climate change. The major technological interventions in last 3 years are development & demonstration of two key technologies viz. Side Suction Hood technology in induction furnaces and Induced draft brick kiln zigzag firing technology in brick kilns. Further, the Council also supported steel re-rolling mills by carrying out adequacy assessment of air pollution control systems and capacity building for their effective management. On successful demonstration of above said technologies by PSCST, the technology validation was done by State Pollution Control Board for further replication in the State. This has led to replication in 1300 MSMEs with an investment of Rs.300 crores in cleaner technologies. This resulted in annual reduction of 5.88 lakh tonnes CO2 (eqv. to CO2 sequestration capacity of 294 lakh trees) and reduction of 52,000 tonnes of Particulate Matter. Besides, Industry also stands benefitted to the tune of Rs.334 crores on account of reduced energy consumption (fuel & electricity). For promoting Cleaner Technologies in the State, PSCST has been conferred ‘SDG Action Award for Environment Sustainability’ by UNDP & Govt of Punjab.
Techno-economically viable model for conversion of coal fired furnaces into PNG based furnaces in Mandi Gobindgarh
The State of Punjab has initiated an action plan to promote use of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) in place of coal and furnace oil in around 900 MSMEs in Mandi Gobindgarh, Khanna, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar. M/s. IRM Energies Pvt. Ltd. had laid pipeline network in Mandi Gobindgarh. Pollution Control Board has already issued directions to rerolling mills in Mandi Gobindgarh to switch over their coal based furnaces to PNG based furnaces. During the last two years, efforts were made by M/s.IRM Energy to introduce PNG in 5-6 rerolling mills. However, due to high fuel (PNG) consumption and scale loss, the industry is not forthcoming to adopt PNG based furnaces; whereas technically the fuel consumption per tonne of processing steel and scale loss should be less in case of PNG fired furnaces. For achieving the desired efficiency of the system, the holistic technological interventions are required which involve optimal furnace design, burner customization, automation, installation of ID and FD fans of desired specifications and waste heat recovery system. Besides this, there is need to develop Standard Operating Practices (SOPs) for furnace operation and start-up and shut-down procedures. PSCST is carrying out the said works for demonstration of technology for conversion of coal based rerolling mills into PNG to facilitate further replication by all the industrial units.
description: PSCST is coordinating with incubators in the State to understand their strengths in terms of start-ups incubated, services provided, technology prototypes developed, successful exits undertaken etc. The facilitation is being provided to the start-ups for exposure to international networks (e.g. EU-India Incubator Network), national networks (IKP Knowledge Park, C-CAMP etc.) as well as information dissemination on calls for funding, participation in technological platforms etc. Dialogue has been initiated with innovation ecosystem partners i.e. Atal Incubation Mission, Niti Aayog, Chandigarh Angels Network, TiE-Chandigarh, STPI-Mohali and Indian School of Business for liaisoning/collaborations to promote tech-led start-ups in the state. The Sessions on Funding Opportunities for Start-ups Session, Start-up competition have been organized. Start-ups are also being supported for patent/trademark searches and IPRs filing. The initiative is also being taken for pooling the infrastructure and expertise available in the State to support tech based startups. PSCST is also mapping the landscape of Start up ecosystem in the State. Further, PSCST has provided the support to Research Institutions, Incubators & tech led start ups for validating /up scaling COVID related ideas/interventions through the funds mobilized from DST-GoI.
description: Punjab State Climate Change Knowledge Centre set up in the Council with support of DST-GOI has taken up following initiatives:
description: PSCST has been taking various initiatives for promoting S&T interventions for socio- economic development of the rural population especially in lower shivalik foothills (Kandi area) of the State since last two decades. A Bioresource Processing Facility was set up at Talwara, Hoshiarpur with the support of Ministry of Science & Technology , Govt of India for demonstrating technologies for value-addition of locally available bio-resources which otherwise yielded negligible economic benefits. The facility made sustainable through a local cooperative society is processing about 1000 MT bioresources into value added products and providing employment to the tune of 2 lakh mandays to local community specially women. Over the years, the Facility has been strengthened by demonstrating need based tech-interventions including natural vinegar, forced circulation poly house dryer, aroma cultivation and essential oil extraction. PSCST further broadened the approach by setting up Rural Innovation & Application Center in Kandi area last year to promote cost effective innovative technologies to boost rural enterprises, valorization of local bioresources and skilling of farming community. The innovative tech-interventions being presently promoted under this initiative include scientific and fortified jaggery production, Bamboo cultivation & value addition, Rural Biomass based fuel pellets, pectin production from hill lemon etc.
description: A Skill Vigyan Centre has been set up at Punjab State Council for Science & Technology with the support of DBT, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. It is a focused endeavour towards building synergies with Skill Vigyan and Accelerate Vigyan initiatives of Govt. of India. The Centre aims at building capacity of science faculty in key STI domains; facilitate development of career paths for students by skilling them through hands-on training and creating quality jobs through Entrepreneurship Development Programs. The Centre is working in partnership with 10 Knowledge Institutions in Punjab. Further, the Centre is also collaborating with Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC) for alignment with National Skill Development Council guidelines/National Occupational Standards. The Centre will train & certify 840 students through LSSSDC, provide hand-on- training to 420 Faculty Members on advancements in key STI domains and generate 60 entrepneurers in the domains of Food Science & Environmental Science & Environment Engineering in a period of 3 years.
description: The Council has an extensive outreach throughout the State for inculcating scientific temperament as nodal agency of DST-GOI and MOEFCC GOI for national flagship programmes viz. Children Science Congress, National Green Corps Program, ENVIS, Wash Clubs, celebration of National Science Day and National Mathematics Day etc. The Council also organized prestigious Nobel Prize Series Event in collaboration with Nobel Media, Sweden; DBT-GOI and NABI besides hosting World Premier of travelling exhibition ‘For the Greatest Benefit to Human Kind’ by Nobel Media showcasing the works of Nobel Laureates and their application for social benefits, which attracted >10000 visitors from Punjab and neighbouring States.
description: PSCST has set up Patent Information Centre in the Council with the support of DST-GOI and Technology Innovation Support Centre under aegis of WIPO-UN & DPIIT-GOI and is providing services for international patent searches and filings to innovators from universities, institutions and industry. Also researchers are being sensitized on protection of IPRs and technology transfer through IPR Cells set up in 15 universities.
description: "In order to provide an opportunity to the students and other academia of State, to listen, to interact with and get inspired from the eminent scientists of India, HSCST organizes regional science conclaves every year in collaboration with different universities and institutions of state. One science conclave was organized at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra during 3rd 4th March 2020. In this Conclave, more than 1500 students took part and popular talks on various scientific topics were given by eminent speakers. Participating students were encouraged and motivated towards opting for research in sciences as their career."
description: The department has organised six Webinars on COVID 19. In the Webinar reputed experts from national/international level delivered lectures on corona virus and how this pandemic could be handled efficiently.
description: "To encourage the students of Haryana, who are selected in the National team for participation in the International Science, Mathematics, Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiads and Junior Science Olympiads, this office has a scheme for honouring the meritorious students. The selected students should be a student of any school located in Haryana. If any student wins the prize again and again, he/she will be awarded prize only once. The price money is as under: - A) International Science Olympiad B) Junior Science Olympiad Gold Medal - Rs. 5.00 lacs Gold Medal - Rs. 2.50 lacs Silver Medal - Rs. 3.00 lacs Silver Medal - Rs. 1.50 lacs Bronze Medal - Rs. 2.00 lacs Bronze Medal- Rs. 1.00 lacs Selection - Rs. 1.00 lacs Selection - Rs. 0.50 lacs Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai is the nodal agency for selecting & grooming the students for participating in these Olympiads. "
description: "HSCST Fellowships are awarded to those students holding M.Sc. or equivalent degree, with minimum 55% marks and on the basis of their performance in National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) twice in a year. Research fellowships are in Science subjects, namely, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Earth Atmospheric Ocean & Planetary Sciences etc. The fellowships involve full time research work leading to Ph. D. degree in the relevant subject areas from any of the institute/University in Haryana. There is a provision of 25 fellowships in a year. Fifty six students have availed the fellowship under the scheme. Stipend & tenure:Rs.18,000/- per month for a period of first 2 years as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Rs.21,000/- per month as Senior Research Fellow (SRF) for the 3rd and subsequent years subject to terms and conditions along with annual contingent grant of Rs.20,000/- to the University / Institution. Tenure of the fellowship is 3 years extendable to 4th and 5th year asper terms & conditions of the programme. The total tenure as JRF plus SRF is five years. In view of less number of students availing the fellowship, the amount of fellowship under the scheme has been revised as per detail given below. Candidates who qualify JRF-NET (CSIR/UGC) will be given fellowship at par with CSIR/UGC in case they are not availing fellowship from CSIR/UGC for some valid reason i.e. Rs.31,000/- per month for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Rs.35,000/- for Senior Research Fellow (SRF). Candidates who qualify Lectureship NET (LS-NET), the fellowship may be given at existing rates for both CSIR/UGC with preference for CSIR i.e.Rs.18,000/- per month for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Rs.21,000/- per month for Senior Research Fellow (SRF) w.e.f. Joint CSIR-UGC NET exam for JRF/LS held in June 2019. "
description: In order to encourage meritorious students towards science education and to support them for continuation of their science education up to higher level scholarship is awarded to the meritorious students. Under this scheme, the applications are invited through online mode through SARAL portal and scholarshipsare disbursed to the students directly in their accounts. Under this scheme scholarship is provided to the 3-year B.Sc./4-year BS/5-year integrated M.Sc./M.S. courses and 2-year M.Sc. course students opting for basic & natural science subjects viz (1) Physics, (2) Chemistry, (3) Mathematics, (4) Biology, (5) Statistics, (6) Geology (7) Astrophysics, (8) Astronomy, (9) Electronics, (10) Botany, (11) Zoology, (12) Bio-chemistry, (13) Anthropology, (14) Microbiology, (15) Geophysics, (16) Geochemistry, (17) Atmospheric Sciences & (18) Oceanic Sciences. The amount of scholarship is Rs. 4,000/- P.M. for 3-year B.Sc., Rs. 6,000/- P.M. for 2-year M.Sc. course and If the students take admission in 4-year B.S. or 5-year integrated M.Sc./M.S. then the amount of scholarship during 1st, 2nd& 3rd year will be Rs. 4,000/- P.M. and during 4th& 5th year Rs. 6,000/- P.M. Besides, the selected students will get mentorship grant (one time) of Rs. 12,000/- in 3-year B.Sc. program, Rs. 17,000/- in 4-year B.S. program, Rs. 22,000/- in 5-year integrated M.Sc. program and Rs. 10,000/- in 2-year M.Sc. program.
description: "A Science Centre (Category II) is being set up on 5 acres of land on National Highway at Ambala Cantt. with a tentative cost more than 80 Crores. The proposal of State Govt. for this Centre has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. Of India along with funding to the tune of Rs. 6.55 Crores and its execution through their agency National Council for Science Museums (NCSM), Kolkata in March 2019. Further, State Govt. has already released Rs. 8.65 Crores to the NCSM for executing this project. An MoU for this purpose has also been signed between the Department of Science and Technology and NCSM on 22nd June 2019 in the presence of Honble Science and Technology Minister at Ambala. The Department has also planned for creation of three additional facilities viz 270 degree Immersive Projection system, Science on a Sphere and Augmented Realty / Virtual Realty Theatre at Ambala Science Centre through NCSM with tentative cost of Rs.8.00 crores to be fully borne by the State Govt. The centre has been named as Aryabhatta Vigyan Kendra. Further, the construction work of the science centre has already been started by the PWD (B&R) department and the project is likely to be completed by 31.12.2021. The vertical expansion of the Centre with two additional floors (Total G+3 building) has also been planned and the expenditure in this regard would be met out by the State Govt. "
description: A Science Centre (Category – II) is being set up on 5 acres of land on National Highway at Ambala Cantt. with a tentative cost more than 80 Crores. The proposal of State Govt. for this Centre has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. Of India along with funding to the tune of Rs. 6.55 Crores and its execution through their agency National Council for Science Museums (NCSM), Kolkata in March 2019. Further, State Govt. has already released Rs. 8.65 Crores to the NCSM for executing this project. An MoU for this purpose has also been signed between the Department of Science and Technology and NCSM on 22nd June 2019 in the presence of Hon’ble Science and Technology Minister at Ambala. The Department has also planned for creation of three additional facilities viz 270 degree Immersive Projection system, Science on a Sphere and Augmented Realty / Virtual Realty Theatre at Ambala Science Centre through NCSM with tentative cost of Rs.8.00 crores to be fully borne by the State Govt. The centre has been named as Aryabhatta Vigyan Kendra. Further, the construction work of the science centre has already been started by the PWD (B&R) department and the project is likely to be completed by 31.12.2021. The vertical expansion of the Centre with two additional floors (Total G+3 building) has also been planned and the expenditure in this regard would be met out by the State Govt.
description: Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided to the Professors/ Teachers/ Research Scientists/ Engineers/ Doctors/ Officers working in any of the Research Institution/University/Office of Haryana State and Research Scholar/Post Graduate students studying in Academic/Research Institution of the state. The applicants are provided financial assistance up to a maximum of Rs.50,000/- or 50% of the actual air fare whichever is less on account of air fare (economy class) lowest prevailing rates.
description: "a. To honor eminent scientist from Haryana, who have made outstanding contributions in the field of Science and Technology. b. Two Haryana Vigyan Ratna Awards for scientists above the age of 40 years. Awards carry prize money of Rs. 4.00 lakh, a citation and a trophy. c. Two Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratna Awards for scientists below the age of 40 years. Awards carry prize money of Rs. 1.00 lakh, a citation and a trophy "
description: "Haryana State Council for Science, Innovation& Technology (HSCSIT) has launched a new scheme by the name of Ã¯Â¿Â½Setting up of HSCST Science Clubs in ten Government Senior Secondary Schools per district (22 districts x 10 Schools = 220 Schools) with a total budget of Rs.1.25 crore. These Science Clubs will play an important role in creating scientific awareness amongst the future generation i.e. students. Science Clubs will offer student the chance to do science related activities in interactive, fun, informative and informal ways that extend & enhance the science they learn in the classroom. "
description: Under this scheme financial assistance of Rs. 10,000/- each is provided to the polytechnics/ITIs and Rs. 20,000/- each to the engineering colleges and department of engineering and technology in the universities of the state for Celebration of National Technology Day.
description: "Organized at district, zonal and state level. Schools affiliated with CBSE/ICSE and Haryana School Education Board separately. Prizes at zonal level are: Rs.20,000/-(First Prize), Rs.15,000/-(Second Prize), Rs.12,000/-(Third Prize). Prizes at state level are: Rs.60,000/- & a trophy (First Prize), Rs.50,000/-(Second Prize), Rs.40,000/-(Third Prize). "
description: "Organized at district, zonal and state level. All students studying in colleges, universities and professional institutions of Haryana. Prizes at zonal level are: Rs.40,000/-(First Prize), Rs.30,000/-(Second Prize), Rs.20,000/-(Third Prize). Prizes at state level are: Rs.1,00,000/- & a trophy (First Prize), Rs.80,000/-(Second Prize), Rs.60,000/-(Third Prize). "
description: "Organized at district and state level. School students of class 9th to 12th. Prizes are: Rs.10,000/-(First Prize), Rs.8,000/-(Second Prize), Rs.6,000/-(Third Prize) and Rs.3,000/- each (Ten Consolation Prizes)."
description: "Organized at district and state level. All students studying in colleges, universities and professional institutions of Haryana. Prizes are: Rs.15,000/-(First Prize), Rs.12,000/-(Second Prize), Rs.8,000/-(Third Prize) and Rs.4,000/- each (Ten Consolation Prizes)."
description: "HSCSIT had organized two exposure visits for the meritorious students studying in Govt. Schools of the State. First visit was organized at National Science Centre, New Delhi on 16th January, 2020 and second visit was organized at PushpaGujral Science City, Kapurthala during 28th to 30th January, 2020."
description: To enhance the general capability of scientists for perusing innovative research ideas having socio-economic relevance/benefit for the state grant-in-aid is provided to the research/education institutions for carrying out R&D Projects. Project proposals were invited by publishing the advertisement in newspaper and sending the letters to the universities. In general, four R&D project upto of Rs. 20.00 lacs (Max.) each are sanctioned every year.
description: The commission has been supporting projects covering all disciplines of science and technology. The projects are supposed to be relevant to Maharashtra, linked to physical resources, felt problems and potential for utilization of new knowledge in development. The activities could be area specific, sector specific or problem specific.
description: Under the scheme, projects of short duration and linked to local development needs are being implemented at science and engineering colleges and polytechnics. The objective is to reach out to researchers in the university departments and a large number of colleges under their fold.
description: In order to promote activity-based learning at school level and to encourage innovative activity among young students, the Commission has launched a scheme to set up Science and Innovation Activity Centres at institutional campuses with secondary school. The Commission is implementing the scheme with the help of National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Govt. of India
description: The Commission has launched this scheme for engineering students to encourage the industry-academia interaction and to utilize capabilities of faculty and students at engineering institutions to tackle specific problems of industries. The Scheme is being implemented in Maharashtra on a pilot basis at two engineering colleges
description: The State Level Awareness Programme on Natural Disaster with emphasis on Earthquake was held during February 25-26, 2020 at MASTEC?s Training Hall at Takyelpat, Imphal. Prof. J.R. Kayal, Former DDG, Geological Survey of India and Dr. Santanu Baruah, Scientist, NEIST, CSIR, Jorhat were the external resource persons delivering lectures on various issues on earthquake and interacted with the participants. Dr. Th. Somchand Singh of Civil Engineering Department, Manipur Institute of Technology, Imphal and Dr. Manichandra S., Seismologist of Earth Sciences Department, Manipur University were the local resource persons of the awareness programme.
description: As a follow up activity of the State Level Awareness Programme on Natural Disaster with emphasis on Earthquake held at Imphal (February 25-26, 2020), a week-long lecture series on Earthquake were organised in different schools in rural areas covering five districts namely Imphal West, Bishnupur, Chandel, Kakching and Thoubal districts in the month of March 2020. During the lecture programme, resource persons delivered lectures on earthquake and interacted with the students and teachers on dos and don'ts during and after an earthquake.
description: The Council joined the fight against COVID-19 by developing Alcohol based Herbal Hand Sanitizer in association with the North East Institute of Science & Technology (NEIST), CSIR, Imphal Unit and distributed to the Hon'ble CMs Secretariat, Manipur, S&T Minister's Secretariat, Office of Commissioner (S&T), Govt. of Manipur, Dy. Secretary (S&T), Govt. of Manipur, Staffs at S&T Section Officer's Office at Secretariat, Director, DST, Govt. of Manipur & his staff, Manipur Science Centre, Manipur Remote Sensing Application Centre, IT, media workers (print & electronic), Home for Blind.
description: Series of programmes were conducted on various technologies during July - November 2020.
description: A biennial Innovation Award given local innovators.
description: A continuing radio serial programme on traditional knowledge system. Broadcast on every Wednesday. Programme is sponsored by Vigyan Prasar, Noida.
description:The awareness programme on scouting of innovators and IPR was organised on the 15th,December, 2020 at the Mylliem Training Centre, Mawsawa, Mylliem C&RD Block, Meghalaya. A total of 21 participants attended the Programme.
description:The awareness programme on scouting of innovators and IPR was organised on the 1st December, 2020 at Mylliem Training Centre, Mawsawa, Mylliem, East Khasi Hills Meghalaya. A total of 28 participants attended the Programme.
description:The awareness programme on scouting of innovators and IPR was organised on the 11th November, 2020 at Mawlong Nongtluh village, Umling C&RD Block, Ribhoi District, Meghalaya. A total of 28 participants attended the Programme.
description:The awareness programme on scouting of innovators and IPR was organised on the 10th and 12th November, 2020 at the Wahmawlein and Jatah village Mawkynrew C &RD Block,East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya. A total of 41 and 35 participants attended the Programme repectively.
description:The awareness programme on scouting of innovators and IPR was organised on the 29th October, 2020 at the Office of the Block Development Officer,Mawpat Block, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. A total of 38 participants attended the Programme.
description:The awareness programme on scouting of innovators and IPR was organised on the 21st, October, 2020 at The Otto Hopfennmuller Innovative Learning School (TOILS) Mawroh, Shillong, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. A total of 15 participants attended the Programme.
description:The awareness programme on scouting of innovators and IPR was organised on the 20th October, 2020 at the Office of the Block Development Officer, Mawthadraishan Block, West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. A total of 37 participants attended the Programme.
description:The awareness programme on scouting of innovators and IPR was organised on the 30th September, 2020 at the Office of the Block Development Officer, Thadlaskien Bloc, West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. A total of 35 participants attended the Programme.
description:Since organizing workshop/awareness programmes are not possible due to Covid-19 Pandemic, an awareness programme for scouting of innovators through radio broadcasting was aired via AIR and Private Radio stations at Meghalaya in collaboration with National Innovation Foundation (NIF) India. 30 numbers of grassroots innovators identified through this initiative.
description:The Patent Information Centre (PIC), State Council of Science Technology & Environment (SCSTE) Meghalaya organised a one day Awareness Programme on “Intellectual Property Rights” at University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM) on 14th March 2020. A total number of 30 participants attended the programme.
description:The National Science Day was organized on the 27th and 28th February,2020 in collaboration with National Institute of Technology (NIT) Meghalaya. As part of the Celebratiojn, Tequip III sponsored Hackathon – 2020 was also organized side by side. During the event Scientific Models pertaining to S & T needs of the states were displayed as part of the Hackathon 2020 (7 Projects), AI and Robotics and projects (13 Projects) supported from stated under the sponsored project Schemes (15 projects). Quiz competition, Stall and Laboratory visit by schools students and filed visit by Eco Clubs to Mawphlang Sacred Forest and Ever Living Museum at Mawshbuit was also part of the celebration.
description:The celebration was organised in the form of a a series of one day Workshop on teaching of Mathematics for the Lower & Upper Primary School Teachers of Meghalaya in the District Headquarters. These Workshop were organised to enhanced and create the strong foundation of Mathematics in the minds of the school children through these trained teachers. Importance of Mathematics in everyday life's was also conducted. The prime focus in these workshops was imparting the knowledge on teaching Mathematics through Kits to the Lower & Upper Primary level developed by the Department of Educational Kits (DEK), NCERT, New Delhi as well as using these kits to improve the teaching learning outcomes. 14th November, 2019 in DRDA Hall, Williamnagar , East Garo Hills District (60 participants) , 15th November,2019 in Tura (60 participants), 4th December, 2019 in Jowai, West Jaintia Hills District , 6th December, 2019 in Nongpoh, Ri Bhoi ((60 participants), 11th December, 2019 in West Khasi Hills District, and on 19th December, 2019 in East Khasi Hills District (30 participants). As part of the Culmination of the Celebration, a 3-days Orientation Programme of the State Level Resource Persons for Free Crash Tuition on Mathematics and Science for the Candidates of Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Examination 2020 was organised from 17th - 19th December, 2019 in Shillong College, Shillong. The free crash tuition on Mathematics was conducted for under privileged children who could not afford to avail a private tuition as well as for the weaker students of these core subjects.
description:The State Council of Science, Technology and Environment (SCSTE) is continuing with the programme on Nature Study Camp for School Children where students were taught to understand and learn more about nature and its surrounding flora and fauna. Students also learn the value of nature through practical and nature-oriented activities during the camp. The Council conducted a 4 days “Winter Camp for Nature Study for School Eco- Clubs for the Khasi & Jaintia Hills Region on the 10th- 13th December, 2019 at CORP Training Centre, Mylliem, East Khasi Hills. The Camp was attended by 41 participants. Shri. Jawaid Alam, Nature Club of India, Patna was the main resource person during the workshop.
description: This is a collaborative project between SCSTE, Meghalaya , State Planning Board, Meghalaya Pollution control Board, Bethany Society, NEEDS, and local durbar of Laitumkhrah locality. The overall objective is to curb the use of plastic and alternatives for packaging like cotton packages and green leaf (phyrinium and capitatum) are being encouraged to use. This pilot scale project was launched on the 28th October 2019, where the pilot project areas has been identified at Laitumkhrah market, Shillong. A mobile Kiosk made by Bethany Society, Shillong has been used as a tool near Laitumkhrah market where consumers can buy eco-friendly carry bags (organic bags, paper bag ,cotton bags) Through this initiative shop owners have reduced to use of plastic and used of organic alternatives had been initiated.
description: " The 27th National Childrens Science Congress for the 2019 began with the 2-days Master Resource Persons Training Programme, which was conducted w.e.f. 9th and 10th May 2019 and concluded on the 25th October, 2019 at Shillong. The State Council of Science Technology and Environment (SCSTE) Shillong, organized the two days Orientation Training on Master Resource Persons for NCSC. Altogether 40 numbers volunteers representing the 11 districts participated in the orientation workshop. The NCSC awareness and sensitization programme was conducted at both block level and district level and all together 27 programmes were conducted in which a total number of 422 participants participated in the programme. The two - days 27th National Children Science Congress (NCSC) State Level Programme was held on the 24th - 25th October, 2019. Altogether, 53 projects from all districts of the State were presented at the 2019 Congress. Ultimately, 8 best projects were selected for the National Level Congress and two projects were also selected to participate in the Indian Science Congress ."
description: "The State Council of Science, Technology & Environment, Meghalaya is continuing to award to students who scores the highest marks in Science and Mathematics in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Examination and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) of the Meghalaya Board of School Education with an objective to recognize their achievement and to encourage the students to pursue basic science and Mathematics in their higher studies. There were altogether nine award recipients in which six recipients are those who have successfully completed their SSLC exams and three have successfully completed their HSSLC exams. "
description: Training Programme on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) at Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), North Eastern Region Council (NERC), North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) campus, Shillong during 14th-15th October, 2019.. The training programme was attended by all North Eastern (PIC) S&T Council officials including Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST). Line Department, Universities, Organisation from the State attended the training programme. A total number of 43 participants attended the Training programme.
description: "The State Council of Science Technology & Environment (SCSTE) Meghalaya under the GIS Division has taken the initiative to scout and identified the potential historical tourist spots in the following eco-circuit. The project was done in collaboration with interns, students and teachers on the following; ? Mapping of Eco- Tourism of Ri Bhoi District. ? Mapping of Eco- Tourism Circuit of Garo Hills District. ? Mapping of Thomas Jones Missionary Trails, Jaintia Hills District. Objectives: ? To identify the tourism circuit of Ri-Bhoi District and North Garo Hills District ? To document and map all the important tourist spots of the districts in the State. ? To build up the skills of the students in the field of GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing application in promoting Eco Tourism in the State for sustainable livelihood.? Promotion of Eco Tourism in a sustainable way"
description: The State Council of Science, Technology and Environment (SCSTE), Meghalaya in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Meghalaya organized the INNOVATHON 2019 whereby call for proposal was initiated from students and faculty members of NIT to put up proposal on Innovative ideas to solve the livelihood issues of the state of Meghalaya. A total of 32 proposals were submitted under the call for proposal and all 32 were scrutinized by a panel of experts from SCSTE, Meghalaya and NIT Meghalaya. The evaluation of the proposal was held on the 28th of August, 2019. Of the total 32 proposal, the evaluation committee shortlisted 15 projects to be funded by SCSTE, Meghalaya under the sponsored project programme.
description: "The State Council of Science Technology and Environment (SCSTE) is still continuing with the programme to encourage students to observe their local biodiversity, recognize local attitudes towards it and to consider its influence on food, health, population and the economy. A programme designed for 7th-12th graders, the module was designed to challenge students to think beyond their prescribed curriculum and explore and connect with their environment and beyond, sensitizing them to a sustainable way of life. 16 schools participated in the workshop held on the 20th August, 2019 of which projects were submitted by the schools to Wipro, Bangalore. "
description:The 3(Three) days Workshop on Innovative Experiment in Physics was organised at College of Teacher Education, Rongkhon. 50 participants who are already teaching and also students studying in this College attended. Persons from Vigyan Prasar were the main from this Resource Persons in the programme. The programme was very beneficial for these teachers who are willing to take up these ideas to implement them in their schools.
description: "Basic Geographic Information System (GIS) was imparted for the students of Department of Tourism & Travel Management, Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) Meghalaya, Shillong for 15 days during the 8th to 26th July, 2019 organised at the GIS Lab of SCSTE Meghalaya, Nongrim Hills, Shillong. The main objective of the training programme is to provide an understanding of the basic concepts and uses of GIS technology and spatial analysis such as spatial data sources and structures, projections and coordinate systems, data editing and creation, map composition, map layout and geospatial analysis. The syllabus and the content of the course was prepared in consultation with the Resource Person from NEHU, Department of Geography keeping in mind that the participant are not having any prior information/idea of the subject. The Syllabus content of the 15 days training comprises of both the theory and practical classes. But more emphasis is being given to practical classes. For both the Remote Sensing software and the GIS software Open Source Software were used i.e SAGA- System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses and QGIS respectively. It was decided that initially only open source software will be used during the training where students can download the software freely from the internet for their learning purposes and also make them familiar to work with the license softwares."
description: "A 3(three) days State - level Workshop on Mathematics for Upper Primary Teachers of Meghalaya was organized on the 28th - 30th June, 2019 at Shillong with 46 participants from across the State in attendance. Dr. A. K. Wazalwar, Head, DEK, NCERT, New Delhi was the main Resource Person and 4 local resource persons. The teachers were introduced to different concepts using Mathematics Kits developed by NCERT to be imparted to their students to make them understand the concept better and make the students enjoy learning mathematics."
description: Schools Eco Clubs supported by the Council celebration the event at their respective areas
description: The Skill Training on Bamboo Products was organized from 13th May-6th June 2019 and attended by SHGs and other organizations from different blocks and villages, hands-on training was imparted on propagation and treatment of bamboo, making of bamboo utilities and handicrafts, and hand-hold support provided to three organizations for entrepreneurship development.
description:The Programme was initiated in collaboration with NIF, Guwahati for installation and training 2300nos of sanitary pads were made by volunteers of SCSTE, Meghalaya, which these were distributed to villagers of Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills during the COVID-19 lockdown. Awareness and training was also been imparted to women SHGs of Bolmoram Women Technology Park (WTP).
description:A five day Skill Training on Appropriate Technologies like stabilized mud block, improved Chulha, low-cost toilet, low-cost water filter rainwater harvesting and value addition of bamboo was conducted from 22nd April 2019-13th March 2020 in collaboration with MBDA, ETC, SIRD & CORP, 45nos of such skill trainings were conducted at 23nos, 10nos and 12nos of villages in Khasi, Jaintia and Garo regions respectively. The programme was basedon ‘Technology On Wheels-Go Green’ by which 4nos of four wheelers vehicles were booked to organize the 5days technology camps in far flung and remote villages of the state. The impact of the Programme is the villagers actively participated and expressed their needs for intensive training programmes to be coordinated in other appropriate technologies as well in some of the villages, it has been observed that replications in low-cost toilet, improved chulha, rainwater harvesting and bamboo works were done by the villages.
description:The Project is being funded by Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), Government of India with the objective to impart training, counseling for rural people on scientific duck training for developing skills and promote entrepreneurship activities. In its 2nd year of implementation the following are the impacts: (i)Beneficiaries are becoming knowledgeable on duck-rearing as a means of livelihood. (ii)The introduction of solar incubator for hatching has encouraged rural farmers to take-up duck rearing at the village level (iii)Beneficiaries from Ri-bhoi District had successfully reared the incubated ducks.
description:Action Research conducted with Centre for Science Education (CSE), NEHU and is in its 3rd year of implementation (3rd April 2019-15th March 2020). Melted waste plastic combined with bamboo strips have been experimented for making of usable items like furniture items, apiary boxes, screens, bio-char and other utilities. The purpose of the research is to re-cycle waste plastic by combining with bamboo strips to help pollution of the environment.
description:Extraction of bamboo vinegar as an alternative to reduce pest and insects especially for rural farmers, Project is in its 3rd year of implementation (3rd April 2019-15th March 2020) , capacity building for farmers, SHGs, and Cooperative societies conducted testing and experimenting are in progress.
description:Project is in its 3rd year of implementation (3rd April 2019-15th March 2020). Waste pine-needles were combined with melted waste plastics for making of items like containers, packaging boxes, apiary boxes, partition boards, etc. Projects will be up scaled as an entrepreneurship activity.
description: The purpose of the research is to evaluate the effectiveness of Bokashi technology for farmers and pig-rearers in the state. Hands-on activity (IMO) had been organized for beneficiaries. Demo units of this technology had been made at TOILS training center and at WTP, Bolmoram
description: The projects is to preserve indigenous seeds by using stabilized mud block and bamboo or green building, collection of indigenous seeds by different CLFs and process of preservation is in progress, project site is at Cham Cham, East Jaintia Hills District.
description: The project includes of demo-plots for growing locally indigenous medicinal and aromatic plants for conservation purposes, inter-cropping of companion crops, and different types of composting and rearing of local fish-breeds, and cattle. The project will benefit farmers and SHGs to use integrated farming system by developing suitable and appropriate technologies.
description: The purpose of the project is to develop a mini hatchery to enhance farmers and poultry rearers, by the introduction of solar incubator, capacity building programmes have been imparted to SHGs and farmers in rural areas, the technology has been replicated by SHGs of MSRLS since the Action Research has shown successful results with the hatching percentage ranging between 30% to 68%.
description: The purpose of the action research is to design an appropriate hybrid dryer using solar and biomass, training programme had been imparted to these villagers, the project has also been up scaled by further training at Hyderabad on November 2019, technology to be transferred to SHGs for entrepreneurship activities.
description: Installation of the solar power drying yard for seeds especially indigenous seeds. Project site is at cham cham, East Jaintia Hills design of the drying yard has been made using green technologies, potential SHGs has been identified to run the units.
description: The objective of the project is to train local youth to fabricate Hydraulic ram Pump(HRP) locally for supply of water , action research and testing has been completed at Umsaitsning village, Ri-bhoi District @432 WPD, site surveys and testing of locally fabricated HRPs had been carried out in West Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills and South West Khasi Hills.
description: Capacity Building for engineers was being organised to install Micro Hydro Power (MHP), ideal site for testing has been carried out at Bolmoram village, where power generation is 1.5 to 3kw site surveys has also been done to install Micro Hydro Power (MHP) for rural electrification.
description:The technology involves a simple technique of collection system and a dew condenser installed at ideal site where fog density is high, in the project testing dew/fog collection at Laitlum, East Khasi Hills is approximately 40 liters/months which is quite high compared to the other sites, the project will be up scaled on a Mini Water Plant basis.
description:The State Council of Science Technologies & Environment (SCSTE) in collaboration with the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) India and Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA) is taking the initiatives to set up the Living Roots Museum and Schools with the following objectives: ? To create an awareness amongst the potential community about the important of preserving the living root bridges. 1. To indentify the potential villages/community . 2. To trained the youth of the community how to make new living root bridges. 3. Building of living root school and museum.
description:The Project is being funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs; Government of India (GoI), the objective of the project is to establish the Traditional Healing Centre using appropriate green technologies in the construction. SCSTE, Meghalaya in its technology intervention programme has facilitated the construction by using interlocking stabilized mud block and treated bamboo. The center will act as a demonstration center on green building technologies.
description:A National level Symposium on “ Intellectual Property Rights in the context of Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity” was organized in collaboration with MLCU on the 6th and 7th of December, 2018 at the MLCU Hall, Nongrah, Shillong with an objective to identify and explore solutions for difficult issues and dilemmas over community ownership.
description:The Project is being funded by the G.B Park National Institute of Himalayas Environment and Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD), Uttarakhand. The main objectives of the project is to promote in-situ conservation of non-cultivatable Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) as sanctuaries the project site is at Shkentalang, Amlarem C&RD Block, West Jaintia Hills, and community popularisation of herbal gardens. The project is in its 3rd year of implementation Impact of the project: (i)Seasonality calendar of 63 MAPs. (ii)IECs of 20 MAPs developed. (iii)20nos, MAPs documented and identified scientifically. (iv)Community herbal gardens set up where 200 saplings are being planted.
description:The SCSTE, , Meghalaya is motivating Science and Environment activities in all school eco-clubs across the state with an objective to spread the scientific temper and environmental consciousness among the school children in the state. Activities undertaken by these Eco-clubs are celebration of scientific events and milestones to make the children aware of the contribution made by scientists, technologist, etc. towards the development of the country and also to enthuse them to emulate their hard work and dedication. The Eco-clubs also undertake the adoption and protection of catchment area, tree plantation, nutritive kitchen garden, plant nursery, hydroponics, Season Watch and others like cleaning drive, etc. Besides these activities, the school eco-clubs also organized World Environment Day celebration on their respective areas .
description: A one month Crash Course Tuition on Mathematics and Science was conducted from 6th January to 8th February, 2020 for underprivileged students who are appearing the Secondary School leaving Certificate. Prior to the main tuition, a 3 days Orientation Workshop was organised for the Resource persons during the 17th – 19th December, 2019. There were 4500 students across the 128 centres in the State who were enrolled in the tuition. This tuition had a good impact on the students and the pass percentage in Mathematics and Science from the coaching centres were highly commendable.
description:The awareness programme on scouting of innovators and IPR was organised on the 3rd and 5th November, 2020 at the Office of the Block Development Officer, Jirang Block, Ribhoi District, Meghalaya. A total of 67 participants attended the Programme.
description:Development of a Food Efficient Bakery Oven for red rice cake of Mawphankhrew village was conducted on an Action Research in collaboration with M/S Rukmani Energy Pvt Ltd Kolkata. Improved Fire-wood-based Bakery Oven is more heat efficient for Baking of red rice cake, after testing.
description:The project is under the Woman Technology Park Programme funded by SEED, DST, GoI, the project was commenced on the 5th August 2018 and operates on the concept of ‘seeing is believing’ programmes conducted are being done in a convergence mode with partnering organizations and by incorporating S&T inputs to focus women section especially. Milestones covered during the first two (2) year of implementations are: (i)Spirit of community participation in skilled amongst the women folk (ii)Women folks had made some earnings from the sale of products after having trained , such as pineapple jam, pineapple juice, grounded ginger, fruit pickles and bamboo utility items and handicrafts. (iii)Women folks were empowered to handle appropriate technologies such as stabilized mud block, solar dryer, bamboo machines and tools.
description:The Project is being funded by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. The objective of the model villages is to integrate technologies available with different institutes in the development of these villages. 3 villages had been identified for technology intervention and integration these are : (i)Kyiem village, Mawphlang C&RD Block, East Khasi Hills. (ii)Upper Nongbak Apal, Dambo Rongjeng C&RD Block, East Garo Hills. (iii)Mawlong Nongtluh, Umling C&RD Block, Ri-bhoi District. Collaborative works with HESCO, Dehradun is being converged and mobilization programmes with local durbars already initiated.
description:The Project is being funded by Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), Government of India and is in the 1st year of implementation. The objective is to provide high quality hands-on training in tools and techniques in multidisciplinary areas of Bio-Technology for 10+2 students and graduates in Bio-Technology. Initially MOUs had been signed with LSSSDC , New Delhi and BRDC, Upper Shillong as collaborative partners. Course modules for two training programme had already been prepared.
description:The Project is a collaborative programme with NIF, India. The project looks at improvement of the pottery and at Tyrshang village, West Jaintia Hills through identification of problems faced by potters and to look at the possible intervention to solve the constraints faced. Activities (i) Clay from sung valley, East Khasi Hills and red soil from Tyrshang village were sent to Wankener Gujarat for testing where products came out of good quality. (ii) Exposure to Wankener, Gujarat had been organized where potters get a new experience on pottery making through application of suitable technologies and also in the making of new items, and quantity of items made in a day. The project will be further upscaled by setting up of Pottery Learning Unit at Shillong.
description: This is a collaborative project between SCSTE, Meghalaya , State Planning Board, Meghalaya Pollution control Board, Bethany Society, NEEDS, and local durbar of Laitumkhrah locality. The overall objective is to curb the use of plastic and alternatives for packaging like cotton packages and green leaf (phyrinium and capitatum) are being encouraged to use. This pilot scale project was launched on the 28th October 2019, where the pilot project areas has been identified at Laitumkhrah market, Shillong. A mobile Kiosk made by Bethany Society, Shillong has been used as a tool near Laitumkhrah market where consumers can buy eco-friendly carry bags (organic bags, paper bag ,cotton bags) Through this initiative shop owners have reduced to use of plastic and used of organic alternatives had been initiated.
description: The series of training on Bonsai Technique for members of the school eco clubs were organised at different schools of East Khasi Hills , Ri Bhoi and West khasi hills. the objective of the training was to give hands on training and hand holding the member of the school eco clubs to raise bonsai plants which would make the students love plants and help in conserving the environment. It will also make the eco clubs self sustaining by selling these bonsai. The training were held at Rev. Thomas Jerman Jones SS; Rising Sun SS; Mawphlang SS; Pomlaheir SS; Banker SS all in EKHills . St. Thomas HSS; Mairang Presbytery English SS all in WKHills and Nongpoh Nepali S S; St. John SS, Jyntru in Ri Bhoi. These programme were organised between 8 December,2020 to 3 February,2021. The impact was seen in these training where students show much interest and are willing to take up the task of growing bonsai plants.
description: The Meghalaya Basin Management Agency (MBMA) in collaboration with the Directorate of AH & Veterinary, Shillong, State Council of Science Technology & Environment (SCSTE), Meghalaya and the Consortium of Resource Persons (CoRP) organized a 45 days training programme on Piggery Farming & Value Addition of Pork for Pig Enterprise for the EFC partners of Eastern & Western Regions from 9th November to 23rd December, 2020 at TOILS training Center, Mawroh, Shillong. The major Topics covered during the course of the 45 days Training included Rearing of Pig, Breeds and Breeding of Pigs, Housing of Pigs, Feeds and Feeding of Pigs, Care and Management of Animals, Health and Hygiene, Pork and Pork Products and Economics of Pig Farming. The training was imparted to beneficiaries from Integrated Village Cooperative Society (IVCS) from Different Blocks of the state. A total of 37 Beneficiary attended the training programme.
description: Demystify GIS and GPS to the grass-roots level was conducted on the 6th January 2021 at BioResource Development Centre (BRDC) Upper Shillong. The Programme was conducted for the Vegetable Growers of the Khasi Region in Collaboration with BRDC. The sessions focused on map-making and map reading techniques and also on application of GIS and GPS with reference to agriculture. Demonstration on how to take GPS reading/coordinates using a smartphone was demonstrated to the trainees. Positive feedback was received from the participants. Demonstration on how to use open source GIS Software e.g QGIS was done, so that the IVCS Members can make use of the technology using open-source GIS software.
description: Mizoram Science, Technology & Innovation Council (MISTIC) and Mizoram Mathematics Society (MMS) jointly organized celebration of National Mathematics Day 2020 on the 22nd December, 2020 at Aijal Club, Aizawl. Pu Tawnluia, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister graced the programme as Chief Guest and Dr. L. Thangmawia, MLA & Vice Chairman, Human Resource Development Board, Govt. of Mizoram and Dr. C. Vanlalramsanga, Commissioner and Secretary, Planning & Programme Implementation Department were the Guest of Honour.
description: "The third edition of Mizoram Science Congress was organised by Mizoram Science, Technology & Innovation Council (MISTIC) during 3-4 December 2020 in online mode. The Congress was inaugurated by Shri Zoramthanga, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Mizoram. The inaugural session was chaired by Dr. C. Vanlalramsanga, IES, Commissioner & Secretary, Planning (Science & Technology) Department. Address was given by Dr. R. K. Lallianthanga, Chief Scientific Officer & Member Secretary, MISTIC. Events of the Congress include Technical Session, Children Science Expo and Panel discussions. In the Technical Session, faculty and researchers of various institutions from within and outside the State of Mizoram presented their research works. Invited child scientists from different schools an districts exhibited their projects in the Children Science Expo and a series of panel discussion was organized focusing on specific themes such as Climate Change, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Covid-19 pandemic. The Mizoram Science Congress is held biennially since 2016 with the prime objective to provide a common platform for the scientific communities - researchers, scholars, innovators and students in the state to showcase their research and activities. In doing so, it promotes and promulgates science and technology in the state by blending the knowledge and ideas emanating out of academics and innovative minds in a festive manner."
description: National Level Webinar on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) was organized by the Council in collaboration with TIFAC, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. Topics covered in the Webinar include Overview of IPR, Protection of variety and farmers rights acts, Patent filing, drafting and facilitation, Copyright management in academic institutions and plagiarism. The webinar received participation from within and outside the State of Mizoram, and resource persons from TIFAC, ICAR and IIT Kharagpur.
description: Lacture on solor eclips by shri sandip bhattacharya, assistant director, birla planetarium, haipur BISR, jaipur
description: Traning of trainers workshop on IPR held on 12 & 13 january,2020 at BISR, Jaipur
description: Workshop on IPR for women researchers in sciences held on 29-30 November, 2019 at BISR, Jaipur
description: To create scientific atmosphere in the state among students, researcher and scientists to bring out the results of various Scientific/R&D projects. The S&T Council Rajasthan (RAJCOST) provides common platform for the scientists and industry - academia of the state. For this workshops/seminars/conferences etc. either organized or catalytic grant is provided by the S&T Council Rajasthan (RAJCOST) for such type of activities.
description: "To utilize the untapped talent & potentials of the students of S&T stream through implementation of short duration projects (Max one year) in priority areas of the state. Under this programme, financial support is provided to the student during the course of studies under the supervision of a guide teacher of the institution. Motivated by the desire to build a strong base for practical problem solving in several engineering colleges as well as to build their R & D potential. S&T Council Rajasthan (RAJCOST) promotes student project programmes in a large number of educational institutions, located Rajasthan areas of Engineering, Medicine, and Agriculture. "
description: To Develop new techniques/technology by implementing R&D Projects. To uplift socio economic status of target group by applied research. To motivate Young Scientists and researchers for R&D activities. To undertake R&D project for welfare and well-being to humanity.
description: Strengthening of traditional sector by integrating it with modern stream of science & technology Persons from Government Departments, Research Institutions, Educational Institutions, Reputed Non-Government Organizations may apply for travel support.
description: The science of Biotechnology is taking rapid strides. A new field has emerged by integrating Life sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering and Computer Sciences to combat difficulties arising in biological sciences in day-to-day life. Biotechnology can have profound impact in the fields of Agriculture, Medicine and Animal Husbandry and Environmental protection. The past several years has witnessed a great conversion of this science in to economic benefits due to its applications in many areas. The science of biotechnology is not limited to laboratories but is emerging as an industrial revolution worldwide. Apart from the potential for the industrial growth, Biotechnology is also emerging as the science of hope for society, especially in developing countries. The potential of Biotechnology in producing low cost medicines, nutrition rich food, remediation of environmental degradation, improvement of live stock breed and health, among many other as well recognized.
description: "The broad objective of the programmes related to Science & Society Division is to provide technology-based intervention for overall development of the state through optimal utilization of the resources. Efforts are made to cover a few priority areas in which science & technology could be utilized for the achievement of socio-economic objectives. Following major activities and programmes are undertaken. Under various activities of the division efforts have been made to associate National Laboratories and Research Institutions and other specialist institutions in order to utilize the expertise available with these institutions and to link it up with grass root level S&T based field group. Following are the major activities undertaken by Science & Society Division. I. Pilot/special projects on Appropriate Technology Pilot/Special Projects on Appropriate Technology Programme is designed to provide a meaningful solution to the specific problem using S&T intervention and/or optimally utilize the local resources through proven technological option. II. Science & Technology Resource Centre ` For overall improvement in the quality of life in rural areas by providing simple low key technological interventions the S&T Council Rajasthan (RAJCOST) identified a few focal points to act as Science & Technology Resource Centres. Science & Technology Resource Centres are established with an objective to disseminate useful scientific and technological knowledge at the grassroots level. These centres since their inception are acting as a catalytic agent to disseminate appropriate need-based technologies and providing technology back up and support services at village level in coordination with various scientific and research & development institutions for low key technology adoption by the community."
description: "The main objective of communication & popularization of Science programmes is to generate scientific temper among the masses and make the people think, scientifically at every stage and happening in their day-to-day life to make their life easy & simple. This can be achieved by encouraging spirit of enquiry among younger generation, create awareness about new scientific approaches/ technologies, foster creativeness and many more methods by organizing carefully drawn programmes. Following activities are under taken for popularization of science. I. Science Club To generate interest amongst school students in the field of science by organizing various activities like hobby classes, astronomy & sky watching, health & hygiene, environment awareness, study of rocks & minerals, plants collection, study of insects, pests organizing & celebrating various days of scientific importance by taking initiative by the students the scheme of establishing science clubs at school level was started during 8th plan period. Total 5000science clubs has developed so far will require to be strengthened by providing marginal financial assistance up to Rs 10000/- to them. II. National Science Day The National Science Day the 28th Feb. is being celebrated every year throughout the State to mark the occasion of discovery of ""Raman Effect"" by Dr C.V. Raman, for which he was awarded with the Nobel Prize for Physics in the year 1930. To celebrate the occasion in a festive manner various programmes & activities organized in collaboration with established science Clubs in the educational institutes, renowned NGO(s), science laboratories and colleges in the state. Scientists, teachers, Professors, students and even rural people take keen interest in these celebrations. Apart from various programme throughout the State the main State level function is also organized at Jaipur. All regional offices also organize the central programme as per central format issued by head quarter. III. School Science Centre S&T Council Rajasthan (RAJCOST) has 24 school science centres which are running in the leading schools of a district. These are aimed to cater the need of promoting scientific activities in remote areas. Initially, the school science centres were established on 50:50 financial share basic of NCSM and State Government. Under this scheme each selected school is provided with toolkits, scientific models, literature for carrying out activities. Beside this number of science popularization activities were organized by the school science centre. All these activities are performed under the technical guidelines of NCSM. IV. Science Centre Activities The S&T Council Rajasthan (RAJCOST) is striving for strengthening of Science Centres activities through its well-established Science Centres at Bikaner, Udaipur and Kota. Efforts are being made for popularization of S&T throughout the State through various Science and technology activities. Science Centres are proposed to be strengthened by equipping with models and exhibits on subjects such as Physical and Applied Science, Natural and Social Science, Environment, Energy, Crafts, etc. These Science Centres will portray the activities of S&T Council Rajasthan (RAJCOST) and will provide a broad Canvas to S&T activities in the State. V. Contest Programmes To inspire and to generate the spirit of competition among students and to accelerate their hidden creative talents various contest programmes have been started by the S&T Council Rajasthan (RAJCOST) in past years with an objective to evaluate the knowledge of fundamental principles & concepts in Science, to assess the abilities & interest of students in problem solving, ability to apply the acquired knowledge to solve the day to day problems. VI. Programme & Activities of Popularization of science The basic theme of the scheme is to train and activate the children through Do It Yourself type activities. The activities planned are:"
description: "Patent Information Centre (PIC) has been set up in 1998 as a joint project of Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and Government of Rajasthan to create awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and facilitate filing of patents from the region. The major objective of the centre is to provide patent search and filing facilities at the door step of innovators, researchers, R & D establishments and entrepreneurs. The centre is creating awareness on IPR issues by organizing workshops and seminars. Services Offered by PIC * Patent Searches * Awareness Workshops * Patent Filing Assistance * Special Sessions/ Lecturer * Copyright and Design Filing Assistance * Analysis of Patent Information * GI Filing * IPR Training Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of Rajasthan has been also set up in PIC, RajCoST/DST, GoR."
description: It was found Azolla were best adapted in fish culture, poultry, goat farming. There was an substantial evident of increase in body mass,when Azolla was used as an supplement
description: fifty programmes conducted collobration with other institutions
description: To encourage and attract young minds to select science and research
description: "Capacity building for the industrial needs programme enables students of Engineering and polytechnic institutions of our state to improve their soft skills ."
description: "The objectives of this scheme is to encourage young and budding scientists and researchers to participate in National/International conferences and Present their research findings. "
description: This scheme is to support promising research and development projects which are socially relevant and have immediate application to find solutions to socio-economic problems.
description: "This programme is to ensure that the scientific and technological ideas reach school students and the general public through magazines in Tamil."
description: The State Council is implementing this programme to promote dissemination of application oriented technologies particularly those which results in employment generation,
description: This Scheme is to benefit research students at college level to to research on their new ideas and fill the gap in research funding
description: The S&T infrastructure facilities available in Government Colleges have to be improved to make desirable impact in the area of research and development
description: The scheme Partial Financial Assistance is given to educational and research institutions or our State to conduct Seminar/ Symposia/ Workshop. The objective of this programme is to enable interaction and exchange of information among scientists, researchers, administrators, and others on research in various topics in Science and Technology so that the research output of our State is improved and relevant to the requirements of our society
description: World Environment Day PROGRAM has been organized on 05th June, 2020 through Webinar From 12:00 Noon to 01:00 PM. Prof. S. Srinivas, Dr. K. Suresh of Environmental Sciences Department from GITAM University, Visakhapatnam have delivered lecture on the subject. Technical Support has been extended Dr. Venkat Thirupanyam, Principal, Govt. Degree College, Ravulapalem, East Godavari District. Nearly 47 participants from NCSC Teams and Child Scientists have also taken part in the program
description: As per GoAP orders vide Memo No. EFS01 -COOR/77/2020-SEC-III, Dt. 04.09.2020, APCOST have organized World Ozone Day (WOD) Program on 16th September 2020 through Webinar (YouTube) from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM. Sri S. G. Srinivas, President, Scientific Students Society & Mentor of Change ATL-AIM-NITI Aayog, GoI, have delivered lecture on Theme: Ozone For Life - 35 Years Of Ozone Layer Protection & importance of Solar Energy. Technical Support also has been extended by Founder of Scientific Society.
description: APCOST in association with Learning Links Foundation (LLF), New Delhi have organized Skill Development Training and Digital Wellbeing through Webinar (02.00PM to 3.00PM) to Teachers and Students separately for district wise with the following Schedule (from 06.07.2020 to 23.07.2020) with technical assistance from MS Teams, of LLF, New Delhi.
description: A Webinar program on Basic concepts on Pharmacy with Emphasis on COVID-19 has been organized on 26.08.2020 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM with the technical support from Sri P. Neelakantaiah, District Coordinator, Chittoor. Prof. R. E. Yugandar, HOD, Department of Pharmacy practice, Santhiram college of Pharmacy, Nandhyal, Kurnool district has delivered a lecture. Nearly 40 Teachers, Students have been interacted with the expert. Participants have expressed their satisfaction as the lecture is quiet relevant to the present pandemic situation and also got many answers for their queries.
description: APCOST in association with Learning Links Foundation (LLF), New Delhi have organized Gaming Solutions through Webinar (from 4.00PM to 5.00PM) to Teachers and Students separately for district wise with the following Schedule (13.08.2020 to 10.09.2020) with the technical assistance from MS Teams of Learning Links Foundation (LLF), New Delhi. NCSC Teams, FAs of APCOST have coordinated the program.
description: Online Workshop had been organized for preparation of Masks to fight against COVID19 with the experts
description: 27th HP Children?s Science Congress was organized at Govt. Girls Sr. Sec. School w.e.f. November 13-16, 2019. The theme of the congress was ?Science, Technology and innovation for Clean Green and Healthy Nation?
description: First Lunar Eclipse of year 2020 on January 10 was organized to witness first Lunar Eclipse & remove the misconceptions regarding the myths & superstitions associated with such kind of celestial events. Schools of district Kangra, Una, Bilaspur, Solan, Mandi, Chamba, Sirmour witnessed the eclipse.
description: HIM-INNOVATE is the Incubation Centre setup by HIMCOSTE under ?Chief Minister's Startup/Innovation Projects/New Industries Scheme?. The Main objective of HIM-INNOVATE Incubation Centre is to provide favorable and supportive Environment to new idea/Startup/innovative projects at its initial stage so that it can nurture effectively in competitive business environment and turned into a successful commercial enterprise. Key Focus Points: ? Providing basic infrastructural facilities/Office facilities ? Establish supportive eco-systems. ? Help new entrepreneurs to gain knowledge. ? Sessions with mentors/experts/successful entrepreneurs. ? Facilitate and promote innovation. ? State/National visits for exposure. ? Develop networking and generate awareness. Specialized Areas I. Biodiversity II. Climate Change III. Rural Technology IV. Remote Sensing Mentors HIMCOSTE & Department of Environment, Science, & Technology (DEST), Shimla has specialized field experts who supports selected Incubatees and provide mentors ship services. ? Principal Scientific Officer (Environment, DEST) ? Principal Scientific Officer (Centre for Climate Change, HIMCOSTE) ? Sr. Scientific Officer (HP State Biodiversity Board) ? Technical Officer (HIMCOSTE) Awareness Campaigns HIM-INNOVATE run an awareness campaign through Visits, TV Program, and AIR Live Phone in Program, Print media & Social media for vide publicity of the Scheme in the year 2020-21. HIM-INNOVATE Incubation Centre can be connected through Facebook and LinkedIn. No. of Incubatees Total number of applications received 13 No of Selected Incubatees 04
description: "1. LOW COST GREEN HOUSES Continuous activities (2019-2020) ? Training and Installation of Gable Type Green Houses of size 10 feet x 20 feet, Ninety were installed during this year in six Panchayats. About Ten numbers carpenters were trained. Description: ? GREEN HOUSE Green House usually framed structure covered with a transparent material (UV Film), Large enough for person to walk inside and carry out cultivation operations and in which crop may be grown under condition of partial to fully controlled environment. It is claded by plastic films. The carbon-dioxide released by the plant at night is also trapped inside. This raises the carbon-dioxide level available to the plants during the day times by 5-10 times. Since the evaporation from the soil also stay inside. 2. LDPE LOW COST RAIN WATER HARVESTING Continuous activities (2019-2020). ? Training and Construction of Low density Polyethylene lined LDPE Ponds 25000 Liters in three Panchayats; thirty three numbers were constructed for the Schedule Caste Community in three Panchayats. Description: In drought prone areas Rain water can be collected by constructing LDPE Ponds in the farmerÃ¢â¬â¢s fields for use in agriculture. A simple technological intervention before the onset of the monsoon can rectify the problem. Lining the pond or tank with a layer of low density Polyethylene film (LDPE) is simple techniques which conserve water and ensure better water management in areas of limited water resources. 3. INNOVATIVE HOUSING TECHNOLOGY Continuous activities (2019-2020) ? Four days training programme on Innovative Housing Technology. Four nos trainings were conducted during the year at Appropriate Technology Centre. About 111 masons were got trained at the Gram Panchayat level by HIMCOSTE. Description: Innovative buildings technologies comprise of Solar Passive technology, earthquake resistant features, ferro-cement technology, rain water harvesting, cost effective technology, waste water recycling etc. The Appropriate Technology Centre promotes these technologies. This Centre disseminates these technologies by organising awareness camps and training programmes. Training programmes to Junior Engineers and Technical Assistants of Rural Development blocks are being organised in routine. Rural masons are also trained at ATC free of cost. o Earthquake Resistant Technology, o Solar Passive Housing Technology, o Ferro-cement technology, o Cost effective construction. 4. CONVERSION OF PINE NEEDLE BIOMASS INTO BRIQUETTES Continuous activities (2019-2020) ? Two days training programme on conversion of pine needle biomass into briquettes. 6 nos trainings were conducted during the year in six Gram Panchayat. About 120 people were got trained at the Gram Panchayat level by HIMCOSTE for the Schedule Caste Community. ? One day camps for Propagation of conversion of pine needle biomass into briquettes, 22 nos. camp were organised in 22 panchayats during this year. About 1404 people were got trained at the Gram Panchayat level By HOMCOSTE for the Schedule Caste Community. Description: Most of the districts namely Solan, Sirmour, Kangra, Una, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Chamba, Kullu, Shimla are having Pine forests. Pine needles biomass is prone to incidences of forest fires in the State and causes huge loss to the forests biodiversity and pollute environment. Pine needles biomass in Pine forest has potential for conversion into carbonized biomass. The carbonized biomass converted into briquettes which can be used as fuel/energy not only in the rural areas but in the urban areas both for use as fuel and for space heating in the households. It can help in checking / combating / controlling forest fires incidences in the pine forests especially in summer and winter seasons. 5. WASTE WATER DISPOSAL SYSTEM TRAINING ORGANIZED: Continuous activities (2019-2020) ? Three Days training and demonstration programme on Domestic Waste Water Recycle unit in 6 Gram Panchayats have been conducted by HIMCOSTE . 60 nos. Waste water disposal systems have been constructed which includes 10 nos. in each Gram Panchayats for Schedule Caste Community. Description: Water being used for cleaning of utensils generally is waste water which generally is not used for any purpose and creates pollution to the environment around the houses in both villages as well as urban areas and become a breeding ground for insects/pests/flies etc. The Appropriate Technology Centre, Sundernagar in order to make use of the so called waste water has started popularizing use of waste water recycled for other domestic use like cleaning of the houses and its premises and for kitchen gardening etc. "
description: The State Centre on Climate Change (SCCC) under the aegis of HP Council for Science Technology & Environment (HIMCOSTE) has been monitoring regularly the Parechhu lake formed in the Tibetan Himalayan since its inception in 2004. The monitoring is being done using satellite data from April to October every during the ablation seasons. The analysis of the lake monitoring carried out is as under: Observations: Based on the analysis of IRS?R2 ?LISS IV-96/48-14 September 2020 satellite data having spatial resolution of 5.8 metres, the following observations are made:- ? The water flow in the lake depression mainly confined along the defined channels, along the left flank and one from the centre to extreme right flank of the depression. ? Four small patches showing accumulated water on the extreme right top could also be seen. Besides a small patch of accumulated water on the extreme front on the central part and the small patch on the right margin could also be seen. ? No braiding of the channels in the lake depression could be seen and the water is flowing through defined path. ? Slight accumulation in the river course could be seen in the frontal part near the landslide from where outflow although is reduced but seems to be regular. ? The slight accumulation could also be seen in the river course in the landslide marked in the above upper side but the inflow and the outflow seems to be normal ? Based on the satellite data interpretation, there does not seem to be any threat from the Parechhu Lake as on day but needs regular monitoring till its freezing.
description: For encouraging application-oriented research, HIMCOSTE has the programme to support ?HP Specific Research & Development Projects? for strengthening research and development in various fields of Science, Technology & Environment in the State of Himachal Pradesh. Every year, entries are invited on different thematic areas from the Scientists and Technologists who are working in the academic sector, National labs and other recognized R&D institutions in H.P.
description: "Total Sanctioned Projects - 242 Running Projects- 51"
description: Total Seminar/Symposium/Workshop /Conference Till Date:- 720
description: The Institute of Advanced Virology established in 2019 in the Bio 360 Life Sciences Park, Thonnakkal, Trivandrum by the Government of Kerala is envisioned as an institute of global standards networking Global Virology Institutes with most modern laboratories focusing research, diagnosis and management of emerging and re-emerging infectious viral diseases. It will be a centre of excellence to work in collaboration with international institutions for training and education in the context of research covering basic science and translational research, providing sufficient scientific inputs to enable the prevention and control of viral infections. The Institute shall have all infrastructure and human resources required to carry out high end research needed to study the virus and viral infections in a multifarious approach. The Institute will strengthen epidemic preparedness, rapid response and risk communication to the public apart from the high-end research in the area of basic as well as translational virology. The Institute shall have the bio-safety level measures to handle high-risk viruses (Bio-safety Level 3 initially and eventually to Level 4). The campus at Thonnakkal, Thiruvananthapuram, has two phases, Phase I and Phase II consisting of Phase IA Prefab building (25,000 sq.ft.) of 2 floors housing Administrative block, Bio labs, Common Instrumentation room, Bio-safety level facilities and Diagnostic facilities and Phase IB main building (78,000 sq.ft.) of 3 floors with Administrative block, Bio labs, Bio safety level facilities and functional division. The key ingredients for the future development is to attract talented young scientists to join the research team; to nurture healthy and stimulating scientific environment; to encourage friendly competition, fruitful collaborations and free discussions; to take full advantage of scientific exchange and cooperation with both national and international scientists, especially in the emerging interdisciplinary areas. The Institute is envisaged to become a center of excellence in research in advanced virology research, to act as a platform for productive scientific exchange at the most advanced international level, to build up a basis for fostering and bringing up young talents, so as to play a crucial role in addressing local, national and global needs in virology research and make important contributions to science in the world scale. The functioning of the activities of Institute of Advanced Virology (IAV) was declared by the Hon?ble Chief Minister on October 15, 2020.
description: "National Green Corps, KSCSTE organised Swachh Nirmal tat Abhiyan-Mass Beach cleaning cum awareness programme in the selected 7 beaches of Kerala from 11th to 17 th November 2019. Kadinamkulam, Marari, Kottayi, Kozhikode, Valiya paramba, Muzhippilangad, Chavakkad beaches are the site of activities The programme was organised by KSCSTE with the financial support of Rs. 3784550/- from Society of Integrated Coastal and Management, MoEF & CC with the support of KFRI, CWRDM, SN College Cherthala and District Implementation and Monitoring committees of NGC of various districts."
description: TEAKNET, an International Network established by FAO addresses the issues of the global teak sector including institutions and individuals interested in teak. TEAKNET is managed by an International Steering Committee and its Secretariat is hosted by the KSCSTE - Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Peechi,India since 2008. TEAKNET activities include publishing of quarterly TEAKNET Bulletin, involve in teak related research projects, act as a single point contact with respect to various aspects of teak cultivation and management at global level, collect and disseminate recent reports and current market trends of teakwood products and enroll new members to TEAKNET.
description: Partnering Academic-Industrial Research (PAIR) is a scheme envisaged to promote industry academia collaboration in research and train research personnel for industrial requirement ensuring career prospects. Under the programme, a research fellow, selected through an open recruitment process, conducts research on a problem identified by the industry. KSCSTE will help the industry to identify the academic/R&D institution to partner with the industry for conducting the joint research. The fellowship of the candidate will be borne by the industry, KSCSTE will provide a research grant and the research institution will provide the necessary support to conduct the research. Programmes under PAIR: ? KSCSTE VINVISH CSIR NIIST Joint research programme ? KSCSTE MAGGENOME MGU Joint research programme The programme is ongoing
description: Enthusiastic and passionate post-graduate science/ engineering students are supported to do Ph.D. with fellowships to the tune of Rs 31,000/- for the first two years (JRF) and Rs. 35,000/- per month in the third year (SRF). Additionally, there is an annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/-. There are seven science streams which the students can opt for fellowship. They are Mathematical Sciences, Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Earth-Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. The KSCSTE fellows are selected based on a rigorous online examination among bright post-graduate students. Post-Doctoral Fellowships are offered to those who possess Ph.D. in science and engineering with high quality research publications in SCI journals. The program aims to encourage Ph.D. holders to pursue further research and to develop career as scientist. Selection of candidates through screening cum selection committee after evaluating the quality of the proposal, presentation, discussion, details of publications, academic records/recognitions etc. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship can be availed for research in an institution other than the department or institute in India where the candidate has undergone Ph.D. work.
description: The Govt. of Kerala has constituted the Biotechnology Board to create the best environment in the state for growth of Biotechnology. The Kerala Biotechnology Commission (KBC) is responsible for the implementation of the Biotechnology Policy and other guidelines laid down by the Biotechnology Board and is taking a lead role in promoting R & D and industrial growth in the area of Biotechnology through appropriate programmes relevant to the development of the State. The various programmes taken up for promoting biotechnology development during 2019-20 include: 1. Young Investigators Programme in Biotechnology (YIPB) Young researchers are supported to pursue their innovation and research in emerging and frontline areas of research in Biotechnology, in any branch of biotechnology related to medical, agriculture, veterinary, environment, marine, industrial or bioresources. The selection is based on peer-review and through evaluation by expert committee. 2. Industry Linked Biotechnology Research Scheme (IBRS) The Scheme facilitates Academia-Industry interaction by undertaking projects in collaboration with an industrial partner which should result in commercializing the product or process or service. The selection is through a peer-review mechanism and evaluation by an expert committee. 3. Biotechnology Innovation for Rural Development (BIRD) A scheme to support training or operate demonstration projects to promote rural innovation for developing Biotech based products and to promote/popularize the use of biotechnological process and tools for creating employment opportunities in rural areas. 4. Biotechnology Training and Workshop Programme (BTW) A scheme to support training programme designed to impart hands-on training in research techniques to post- graduate students, Doctoral students, Post-Doctoral students, Young faculty and mid-career Scientists so that participants can apply the skills in the emerging research areas of Biotechnology. 5. KBC - Post- Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) Young researchers with Ph.D. in relevant areas of Biotechnology are promoted for independent research mentored by eminent scientists/faculty in reputed institutions by providing fellowship. 6. Kerala Biotechnology Re-entry Fellowship (K-BIREF) This senior level fellowship programme is to attract well trained and highly skilled researchers with good track record of research (Indian nationals) working abroad in various frontier areas in biotechnology. 7. a.) Biotechnology Education Development Programme (BED) To strengthen biotechnology education and man power development, the Commission proposed to initiate certain activities such as, (a) Industrial Training for Post Graduate students: To bridge the gap between industry requirement and academic programme, industrial training will be facilitated to PG students by encouraging students to do projects in the industry. b.) Biotechnology Lecture Series Kerala Biotechnology Commission has a regular ?Biotechnology Lecture Series? programme in which eminent Biotechnologists from the Country are invited to deliver lectures for the benefit of researchers and students.
description: Science Research Scheme aims towards promotion of R&D activities in the State both in fundamental and applied research. Research Proposals will be peer reviewed by the Subject Experts and the shortlisted proposals will be evaluated by the Research Council to make the final recommendations. Based on the recommendations of Research Council for SRS (RC-SRS), maximum financial grant of Rs.30 Lakhs will be provided for the research projects for a maximum duration of 3 years. Maximum project grant is Rs. 30 lakh for three years with institutional overhead @ 10% of total expenditure subject to a ceiling of Rs.1.5 lakh. Grant will be given for specific projects to cover expenditure on Manpower, Consumables, Equipment, Travel & Contingencies. Research proposals from Central institutions can be supported only if the proposal has a collaborator from the State institution. Successfully completed projects will be considered for Dr. S. Vasudev Award.
description: Engineering and Technology Programme (ETP) ETP is instituted for promoting high quality research projects in the emerging areas of engineering and technology. Faculties of engineering colleges and scientists of research institutions can submit project proposals under this scheme. Rs. 30 lakh is the total grant for 3 years. Technology Development and Adaptation Programme (TDAP) The objectives of the programme are to provide catalytic support for the development and demonstration of innovative and need-based technologies and perfect them, to develop suitable adaptation strategies and to raise such technologies to the level of commercialization. Individual innovators who possess a professional technical degree can apply under this scheme. The financial support for each project under this Scheme is limited to Rs. 10 lakhs for two years. Technological Festival (TECHFEST) Technology Festival (TECHFEST), renamed as KSCSTE TEKON, is an annual programme of KSCSTE instituted for the students of Engineering Colleges within the State of Kerala It is hosted as a mega technological event for the promotion of technological innovations and inventions among the engineering students of Kerala. Rural Technology Programme (RTP) RTP scheme is instituted for providing financial assistance in the form of grant to promote and support rural technology. Rural Innovators? Meet (RIM) Rural Innovators? Meet (RIM) is an annual event for the un-organized rural innovators and grass root innovators for exhibiting their products. Patent Information Centre ? Kerala: Patent Information Centre ? Kerala (PIC-Kerala) renamed as Intellectual Property Rights Information Centre ? Kerala (IPRICK) is the Nodal Agency of the Kerala State for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) related matters and services. PIC-Kerala has been functioning with the partial financial support of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. PIC-Kerala has been carrying out various activities to promote and propagate IPR in the State. PIC has been providing IPR related services to the people in the State and has been generating IPR awareness among Scientists, Researchers, Students, Faculty, Professionals, Technocrats, Entrepreneurs, Grass root Innovators, etc, through awareness Seminars, Workshops, Lectures, Talks and Exhibitions. PIC facilitates the filing of patents for the potential inventions from grass root innovators with poor financial background, recommended by the IPR Advisory Committee of KSCSTE, through the Official Patent Attorney of KSCSTE, free of cost.
description: Student Project The scheme provides financial support to students of University Departments and Colleges in Kerala, studying for post-graduate and professional courses, to conduct scientific projects. Student projects will be eligible for a maximum grant of Rs.15,000/-. Sasthraposhini scheme Sasthraposhini is a programme aimed at strengthening science education in schools of Kerala. Under this programme, model laboratories in basic sciences are established in high schools of the State. From the year 2017-18, KSCSTE implement the scheme in different high schools of the State with additional financial assistance from MLA fund. Scheme for Promoting Young Talents in Science (SPYTiS) Under SPYTiS, students from schools, polytechnic colleges and those admitted to undergraduate level courses in colleges will be selected every year for doing a science project. Crafting Young Scientists of Tomorrow (CRYSTAL) CRYSTAL [CRafting Young Scientists of Tomorrow] programme for students is aimed at creating a platform to identify their talents at an early age and nurture them. The programme comprises of a continuous mentoring process to encourage the vital abilities of the children including creativity and task commitment along with the conventionally tested parameters including IQ, memory and problem-solving capacity. Every year students who are State level winners of the National Children?s Science Congress (NCSC) in the Junior category [age group 10-14 years] are selected for the programme and given opportunities to undergo regular or customized training programmes including summer camps at R&D centres and training for competitive examinations.
description: The ?Back-to-Lab? programme of Women Scientists Division offers Research and Post-Doctoral Fellowship to women who have break in their career, to facilitate their re-entry in science research. The fellowship is provided normally for a period of 3 years. The scheme is open to unemployed women of Kerala origin qualified with Ph.D. in Basic or Applied Science or Professional Courses.
description: The project ?Road Asset Management for National Highways and State Highways in Kerala? provides a framework for managing road networks in the State using a long-term perspective, rather than the relatively short-term view. Road asset management offers a discipline for integrating asset data in a way that facilitates its use for decision-making. The study, which focuses on development of a road asset management system, was initiated as a 5 year study in the year 2017-18 and is reaching the final year of the proposed duration in 2021-22. Scope and Objectives Scope of this work is limited to National Highways, State Highways and Major District Roads (MDR) in the selected district of Kerala. The main aim of the project is to create a Road Asset Management System for the selected network and upon which pavement deterioration models can be developed. The objectives of this work are: 1. To create a Road Asset Management System (RAM) for the selected network of road which includes National Highway (NH), State Highways (SHs) and Major District Roads (MDRs); 2. Development of Pavement Deterioration Models. During the financial year 2020-21, the periodic data collection for determining PCI was carried out. Roughness of each test sections was measured using MERLIN and expressed in terms of IRI. A pavement condition index prediction model was developed using non-linear regression. The dependant variable is the PCI at time t and independent variables are initial PCI and cumulative number of ESAL applied until time t. Updation of model with latest available data and incorporation of new independent variables are ongoing. A Bridge Information Management System (BIMS) was developed in GIS platform. The data incorporated in BIMS include type, location, geometric details, present condition of the structure, repairs required if any etc.
description: "The Government of Madhya Pradesh, aware of the vast potential of natural resources in the state and eager to develop a scientific system of monitoring and management of its resources established a State level Remote Sensing Application Centre at Bhopal under the umbrella of Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology in 1984. This centre has grown into one of largest state centres in the country. Objectives ? Survey and mapping of natural resources using remote sensing technique, research and development work, training of scientists/officers/ faculty members and students in the field of remote sensing. ? To assist Madhya Pradesh state in the development and management activities/programmes related to crop monitoring, land use mapping, water resources, mineral resources survey, ground water targeting, monitoring of watershed development programme, forest mapping, analysis of environmental impact etc. using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Divisions The Remote Sensing Application Centre (RSAC) is one of the major scheme undertaken by the M.P. Council of Science & Technology. Presently, it has Eight divisions : 1. Agriculture & Soil Science Division 2. Earth Resources Division 3. Forestry & Environmental Science Division 4. GIS Image Processing Division 5. Land Use & Urban Survey Division 6. Madhya Pradesh Resource Atlas Division 7. Remote Sensing Data Library 8. Water Resources Division"
description: The objective of this scheme is to create and update the general research capabilities of the researchers and scientists of the various Institutes of the State. Under this activity financial assistance provides to scientists/ researchers/ academician of different S&T institutes and non-government organization (NGOs) of the State. Research Design and Development activities are considered as an essential component of higher education because of its role in creating new knowledge and insight and imparting excitement and dynamism to the educational process.
description: The scheme provides financial assistance to institutions for organizing Conferences, Workshops and Seminars in various fields of Science and Technology. The basic objective of the scheme is to bring together academicians and experts and to create a scientific atmosphere among educational and research institutes.
description: Science & Technology is playing significant role in the Socio-economic development of the rural society. Most of the population in state lives in villages and far-flung areas. Rural people especially tribal's are highly rich in traditional knowledge & practices that need to be upgraded, so for the advancement and essential up gradation through scientific innervations in tradition knowledge and practices a step in this direction was taken by initiating Rural Technology Application Centre under the M.P. Council of Science & Technology. Now the centre is engaged to promote & upgrade Rural Technology in the rural areas of state. Objective:- ? Identification, conservation, and promotion of innovative ideas and practices. ? Integration on traditional and ancient technology together with scientific knowledge and value addition. ? Conducting training for self-employment generation on Bamboo, Leather, Pottery and Metal and other crafts theme.
description: Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing multi-disciplinary branches of science. The past couple of decades have witnessed a ?Biotechnology Boom? worldwide in the form of development of a wide range of new products including antibiotics, recombinant and synthetics vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, microbial proteins, recombinant hormones and development of valuable transgenic and cloned animals. Genetic engineering and Human Genome project, propelled by Bioinformatics has opened new vistas of Genomics, Proteomics & Pharmaco-genomics research for healthcare, involving Gene Therapy and Stem Cell research. Looking at the tremendous importance of biotechnology for sustainable use and its wide application in biosciences, medical sciences and other fields, a Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology (CEBT) has been established at the MPCST in 2008. The laboratory is well equipped and is also ISO (9001:2008) certified.
description: " During the lockdown period in the State, trainings are provided to inhouse JRFs and students on DNA extraction techniques for skill enhancement."
description: "Developed Nagaland State Portal for COVID-19 in association with Dept. of Health & Family Welfare which currently hosted by ISRI India, where the daily information on covid-19 are uploaded. "
description: " The Chemical Ecology program is funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India. It was launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon?ble Union Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Science on 19th April, 2016 at NASTEC, Kohima. Under this programme, currently three projects have been taken up, namely: (i) Chemical Ecology of Oak Borer Larva with its host and the associated organisms. (ii) Chemical Ecology of Dazo Nha: A potent Anti-rheumatic plant. (iii) Aquarium-assisted Evaluation of Fish-Poisoning Plants against Fishes followed by Piscicidal Plants Extraction, Isolation and their Neurobiological Activity."
description: "The main aim is to study the genetic diversity of the ginger that are distributed across the landscape of Nagaland and how the plant ? pollinator intereact and how they adapt the climate change. "
description:• Implementation of State Science & Technology Program ( of DST ) in Telangana State - Support for Society related Research and Development Programs – Installation of Bio-digestors, R&D Project on Castor Crop diseases.
• Collaborative Programs on Technology Transfer, S&T Interventions on Location Specific Problems in the areas of Agriculture, Health, Water conservation and Environment protection etc. under Project Related Grants (PRG) Scheme of DST.
• Support for Awareness, Promotion and Facilitation of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) i.e. Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs, Geographic Indicators etc. through Patent Information Centre (PIC), sponsored by DST, GoI.
• Operation and Maintenance of Regional Science Centre (RSC), Warangal and implementation of programs such as Demonstration of Scientific Principles, Visits of Students, Teachers, General Public to the RSC, Workshops/ Face to Face/ Programs on Science Popularisation & Communication etc.
• Conduct of National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) , Support for conduct of National Science Day Celebrations (NSD), National Mathematics Day Celebrations (NMD), Engineers Day Celebrations (EDC) and Celebrations of Days of Scientific Importance.
• Programs under Skill Vigyan Initiative of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India.
• Support for Popularisation of Science Programs such as Hands-on Training to students & teachers, Science Fairs, Exhibitions, Visit of students to Science Express / Scientific Institutions etc., S&T Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and support for Travel Grants to present Research Papers in International Conferences .
• Integrated Rural Energy Program (IREP)
description:Student Project Programme is one the major key programmes of the Tripura State Council for Science & Technology. It is 3rd edition of this event organized on March 4-5, 2020 at Shahid Bhagat Singh Youth Hostel, Agartala. Targetted participoants were the students of Higher & Technical Educations of the State including Universities / NIT / Medical Colleges /TIT/ Degree Colleges. This year total 36 Projects submitted and top 4 Projects send to SEED Division, DST, GOI for Suggestion & Support.
description:The National Children Science Congress is flagship programme to inculcate the skill of scientific innovation in the children of age 10-17 years to solve the societal problems. GUJCOST is state coordinating agency to conduct the District and State Level CSC programmes since year 2014. On account of COVID-19 situation, the District Level National Children Science Congress was conducted through on-line mode where 901 projects were registered by child scientists at all 33 districts in the state. Out of this 772 were shortlisted for presentation at the district level competition and finally 156 projects got selection for the state level competition. The inaugural event was graced by chief guest Dr Praveen Arora, Advisor and Head, National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Dept of Science & Technology, Government of India along with Dr. Kannan Srinivasan, Director, Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar; Dr. Lalit Sharma, Chairman, National Academic Committee of NCSC Program; Ms. Moira Dawa, Communication Specialist, UNICEF ? India and Shri Bharat Pathak, former Director GEER Foundation and State Academic Coordinator, NCSC program. The child scientist connected through google meet link from the different location of the state and presented qualitative projects on the focal theme ?Science for Sustainable Living?. A pool of 15 eminent scientific jury members from different premier institutions in the state were invited to evaluate the presentations by the child scientists during the programme. The interactive sessions were also organized parallel to engage the students and teachers on various subject like STEM, innovation and sustainable development. The Resource person including Dr. R. D. Kamboj, IFS, Director, GEER Foundation, Gandhinagar, Mr. Kumar Manish, State YuWaah Consultant (Gujarat), UNICEF India, Dr. B. K. Tyagi, Vigyan Prasar, Scientist F, Vigyan Prasar, Ms. Monica Yadav, RESPIRE Experimental Learning, Dr. Unnat Pandit, former programme Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, and Dr. Pankaj Srivastava, Scientist, F, CSIR HQ, New Delhi delivered webinar and popular science talk during the four-day programme.
description:It is the need of the hour to emphasize on training and capacity development so that tribal people are encouraged to enhance the scientific outlook and to develop entrepreneurship with healthy lives and livelihoods. With this objectives, GUJCOST in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar, Dept of Science & Technology, Govt of India and GEER Foundation, Gandhinagar has successfully concluded a five-day residential training workshop for the teachers of Tribal Schools in Gujarat from 6 ? 10th February 2021. A total of 45 teachers from tribal schools in 12 districts, including 16 ladies and 29 gents? teachers participated in this residential programme. The program aimed to empower tribal people with knowledge, tools and pool of information so that they can undertake their operations in a more systematic and scientific manner. The more emphasize was given on hands on activities and exploration activities. the participants conducted a total of 25 experiments including germination, identification of plants, tree mapping and profile, making of herbarium, terrarium, leaves zoo, ant house, under water viewer and bird watching and so on. The activity sessions were conducted by Shri Jawaid Alam, Coordinator, Nature Club of India, Patna. The interactive session on various topic like ecosystem, sustainable development, nature conservation was delivered by resource persons. Dr. B. K. Tyagi, Scientist F, Vigyan Prasar; Shri S. N. Tyagi, Shri Bharat Pathak, Dr. V. B. Kamble, Dr. Ketan Tattu, Shri S. N. Sindhi, Shri Aalap Pandit, Shri Bhavesh Trivedi, Ms. Himali Leuva, Shri Mahesh Trivedi conducted various interactive and activity sessions. As a part of their job training the participants visited Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar and explored the grassland ecosystem along with the wildlife species and birds there. This workshop trained the tribal school teachers to be the master resource persons in their localities and to organise similar programmes and activities at their schools and communities in association with GUJCOST.
description:Patent Search, G.I., Trademark, Copyright, Start up facilitation and promotion Guiding inventors in filing patent. Protecting Traditional resources of the State (through GI filing). Mentoring technology start up in handling Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights issues.
description:To generate spatial data base on Land and Water Resources from multi-season satellite images and integration of the same along with the socio-economic data in GIS platform to meet the growing needs of the various departments of the State. To provide consulting and advisory services on RS, GIS & GPS to other state Govt. Departments/ Organizations. To conduct workshop/seminar in the application field of Geoinformatics.
description: The Council supports popularisation and awareness of Science for the teachers, students and common masses throughout the year through various programmes such as seminars, Bengal Science lectures series, Residential and non residential Science Camps etc. These programmes are conducted by different academic institutes within the State.
description: Scholarship support in five different subject areas are given to selected meritorious students to support their research which have specific relevance to the need of the State and this also support their Doctoral programme for 3-5 years duration. The subject areas are : Life Sciences or Telecommunication, Chemical Sciences, Theoretical Physics, River Sciences and Health Sciences.