Working for technological empowerment and sustainable livelihoods at the grass root levels.
Scheme for Young Scientists & Technologist (SYST)

The scheme is focused on young scientists & technologist who have adequate background and training in fields of science and technology and show inclination to undertake socially relevant action research projects. This is also to encourage academic institutions, national labs and other S&T institutions (including voluntary organizations) to develop societal projects involving young scientists & technologist. The project proposals must show an active association with a field agency in regard to implementation of the project irrespective of the fact whether the candidate is attached to an educational institution or R&D institution or any other agency

To provide opportunities to young scientists & technologist for pursuing innovative research ideas which have direct bearing on societal problems as well as visible technology transfer component.
To provide opportunities for interaction and exchange of ideas with scientific community
To involve young scientists in S&T development process with inputs of S & T through internships in selected NGOs.
To take up activities which are conducive to attainment of the above objectives
Eligibility Conditions:
  • The applicant should possess any of the following degrees:
    (a) Ph.D in Basic or Applied Sciences or equivalent.
    (b) Master’s degree in Basic or Applied Sciences/B.Tech/MBBS or equivalent.S
  • The candidate should be less than 35 years of age on the date of submission of the application to DST. However age relaxation of 5 years would be given to applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Women and Physically Handicapped category.
  • The applicant not in regular position should align themselves with an academic institution, S&T based organization including reputed NGOs with minimum 5 years in existence for implementation of S&T based project. These organizations should agree to facilitate smooth execution of the project and also provide necessary infrastructure/ facilities for this purpose.
  • The maximum duration of the projects supported under the scheme will be three years. In exceptional cases, extension of the project up to 6 months can be agreed based on the recommendations of the appropriate authority.





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