RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

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Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress
The Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology organizes ‘Uttarakhand State Science & Technology Congress’ every year. This programme aims to provide a common platform to the young scientists (upto the age of 40 years) working in different research institutions, universities and colleges and in other organizations. However, scientists over 40 years of age are also welcome for presentation of their research findings. The research papers are invited from all disciplines of Science & Technology including Home Science.

Seminar / Symposium / Conferences / Workshops Grants
Under this scheme financial assistance is provided to organize seminars etc. on topical issues by various academic and R & D organizations of the state including NGOs. This will provide for a for interaction and exchange of ideas for budding researcher’s alongwith distinguished scientists of national and international repute.

Travel Support
The scheme facilitates national and international exposure to the researchers and scientists by granting travel support to participate in various conferences. The Council might extend full travel fare to attend National conferences. Partial / Full (in exceptional cases) funding might be granted as travel fare to scientists and researchers of the State to present their research paper (Posters are excluded under this scheme) in international conferences.

Establishing and Strengthening of Coordination Units.
The council aims to forge partnership between Central and State Governments, NGOs, R & D institutions, academia and industry, Council will act as hub, maximizing collaboration between various organizations and promote science in multidisciplinary mode. As an initiative, Coordination Cell of the Council are being set up at various institutions.

Young Scientist Training Programme
The State will acknowledge and encourage exceptionally good researcher or Science Congress awardee upto the age of 40 years. These researchers will be given financial support to pursue their advance research work in national laboratories.

Creation of Centre for Excellence and Summer Schools
The Council will recognize existing University and Institute and contribute towards providing technical and financial assistance in order to introduce cutting edge technology and upgrade into world class infrastructure. This will not only give significant thrust in boosting R & D services and other facilities offered by the Organization but also augment its stature in national and international arena to attract funds and talent. Summer Schools in various subjects will be organized to fulfill Council’s commitment of Excellence in Science.

S & T Development Study
The scheme will act as a vantage point to various R & D activities undergoing in the state and will provide critical analysis to various developmental activities undergoing in the area of S & T in Uttarakhand.

Identification of Areas
The Council will be driven by vision of taskforce comprising of administrators, technocrats and NGO’s who will identify new areas that will benefit the state through S&T. Retired Scientist Promotion Programme
The Council aims to harness the expertise and experience of retired scientists and will support projects and ventures initiated by them in their respective fields.

Innovation Promotion Programme
This scheme will tap innovation at grassroots level for application/ invention catering local needs and all individuals with demonstrable talent will be promoted.