Skilling Youths through Science and Technology - NIDHI, KIRAN, AWsAR, GsDP (Download PDF)

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Department of Science and Technology (DST) . Support for research and entrepreneurial skills. By 2020 India is expected to have 34.33 % share of youth in total population.

STI Policy 2013

  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.
  • Focus on faster, sustainable and inclusive development.
  • STI for people and People for STI.
  • Right sizing of the gross expenditure on research and development.
  • Enhancing skills for applications of Science among the youths from all social sectors.


  • A Strong and viable Science.
  • Research and Innovation System for High Technology path for India (SRISHTI) .

Skill Development Training through Science & Technology (STsT)

  • Development of skills through training intervention.
  • Developing special curriculum through innovative skill areas.
  • Enhancing income generation among the skilled workers.
  • Demonstration of skills that can be developed through the application of Science & Technology so as to harness the resources of S&T infrastructure of the country.
  • Duration less than a year and in most of the cases between 2 to 3 months.

National Implementing and Monitoring Agency for Training (NIMAT) NsTEDB and DsT

  • To promote and strengthen Science and Technology.
  • Programs under the project namely “DST-NIMAT” are conducted by various educational institutions and specialised organisations.
  • Project is implemented by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) , Ahmedabad on pan-India basis.

The NsTEDB Sponsors

  • Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp.
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programme/Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme.
  • Technology based Entrepreneurship Development Programme.
  • Faculty Development Programme.

Student Start-Up NIDHI Award

  • Student Start-up NIDHI (National Initiative of Development and Harnessing Innovation) award.
  • Aims to take forward student innovations in New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC) .


  • National Initiative of Development and Harnessing Innovation (NIDHI) -Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Parks and Technology Business Incubators (STEP/TBIS) .
  • Institutional linked facilities promoted by the Department of Science and Technology.
  • To nurture innovative and technologically led new ventures during the initial and critical period (start-up phase) .


  • Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research.
  • Aims to disseminate Indian research stories among the masses.
  • Initiatiated by the National Council of Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) .
  • To encourage, empower and endow popular Science writing among young PhD Scholars and Post-Doctoral fellows.


  • Knowledge Advancement in Research Advancement through Nurturing.
  • An exclusive scheme for women.
  • Mandate to bring gender parity in S&T through gender mainstreaming.
  • Aim is to provide opportunities to Women Scientists who took break during their career due to family responsibilities.
  • Also provides one year internship in the domain of Intellectual Property.


  • Green Skill Development Programme.
  • Green skills preserve or restore environmental quality for sustainable future.
  • Includes jobs protecting ecosystem and biodiversity.
  • Reduces energy and minimise waste and pollution.
  • Gainful employment and Self-employment.
  • To develop green skilled workers having technical knowledge with commitment to sustainable development.

In Line with

  • Skill India Mission.
  • Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change.


  • Technology based Entrepreneurship Development Programme.
  • Focusses upon training and development needs of S&T Entrepreneurs.

Specifically Technological Area

  • Leather.
  • Plastic.
  • Electronics & Communication.
  • Fragrance & Flavour.
  • Food processing.
  • Bio-medical equipment,
  • Glass and ceramics.

CsIR-Skill Development Programmes

  • Skill training, up gradation and entrepreneurship development of 1000 underprivileged candidates below the double poverty line under the joint initiative of Central Leather Research Institute (CSIR) and Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Castes Cooperative Finance Corporation (APSCCFC) .
  • Skill Development training programme on animal breeding and housing practices by CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource technology, Palampur.
  • CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow is contributing to the CSIR Skill initiative by initiating Skill Development Certification Course in Regulatory Preclinical Toxicology.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 3, 2020

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