The Scientific and Technological (S&T) activities play a vital role in the economic, social and physical development of a country. Scientific and technological research needs huge investments and calls for a judicious utilization of scarce resources like finance, trained manpower, raw materials etc. Data collection and analysis pertaining to resources, devoted to S&T, therefore, assumes significant importance. The growth of S&T, its performance and impact on society and economy are indicators to assess the effectiveness of planning and policy formulation.
The National Science and Technology Management Information System (NSTMIS), a division of Department of Science and Technology (DST) has been entrusted with the task of building the information base on a continuous basis on resources devoted to scientific and technological activities for policy planning in the country.
The National Science and Technology Management Information System (NSTMIS), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has been conducting periodically national surveys to collect data on resources devoted to S&T activities (mainly R&D) in the country. Based on survey data, a number of S&T reports are published, providing vital information on national R&D indicators which serves as an evidence-base for S&T assessment and policy formulation.Read more