Department Of Science And Technology Young Scientist Scheme

By | December 14, 2021

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is encouraging young scientists and technologists towards the delivery of science and technology (S&T) led solutions for identified socio-economic challenges through Scheme for Young Scientists and Technologists (SYST). Innovative S&T ideas in the form of the proposal are invited under the following identified themes:

  1. Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and IoT for Societal Application in — Agriculture — Rural Development — Disaster Management — Health
  2. Nutritional Supplements and Value-added Food Products for Human and Animals
  3. Plant Based Health Products, Scientific Validation and Upscaling of Traditional Knowledge Systems
  4. Cost Effective Health and Hygiene Aids
  5. Effective Indigenous Methods of Disease Identifications and Monitoring
  6. Natural Resource Based Livelihood Systems
  7. Agricultural Tools and Agriculture Produce
  8. Income Augmenting Agricultural Practices
  9. Environment Sustainability & Renewable Energy
  10. Additive Manufacturing

Age: Less than 35 years on the last date of submission of the application. Age relaxation of 5 years for Women/​Differently-abled (Divyangjan) /SC/ST/OBC/EWS.

Institution: Applicant not in regular position should align himself/​herself with an Academic or R&D Institution/​S&T based Voluntary Organization with minimum 5 years in existence for implementation of S&T based projects. The organization must agree to facilitate the smooth execution of the project and provide the necessary infrastructure/​facilities for this purpose.

Mentor: Mentor should hold a Permanent/​Regular position and possess expertise in the proposed discipline.


Master’s degree in any S&T stream. Those having Ph.D. will be given preference.


Applicants are required to submit a soft copy of the proposal through http://​onlinedst​.gov​.in before or on November 30, 2021, in the prescribed format available at DST website www​.dst​.gov​.in. A hard copy of the full proposal in the prescribed format should be sent through post to the address given below (mentioning the TPN No.).

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