Call for proposals under Big Data Initiatives (BDI) programme

Department of Science and Technology


Department of Science & Technology (DST) has recently initiated a new programme to promote Big Data Science, Technology and Applications.

Following are broad streams under which financial support shall be provided to quality proposals in Grant-In Aid mode.

  • Support for R&D projects
  • Support for Establishment of Center for Excellence in Big Data Analytics, Predictive technologies, Cyber Security etc
  • Support for national level Conferences/​workshops/​Seminars/​brainstorming sessions etc
  • Support for Training programmes: In-house training programmes for Faculty/​UG/​PG/​Doctoral students


Academicians, Scientists, Technologists and other practicing researchers from recognised academic, research institutions and registered scientific societies etc may submit their proposals. 

To Apply

It is a throughout the year programme and interested can submit their proposals any time of the year in a standard DST prescribed format. For more information and for formats, visit www​.dst​.gov​.in

Proposals completed in all aspects, A soft copy by email to krmm at nic dot in and corresponding single Hard copy by post to (Dr K R Murali Mohan) Head, Big Data Initiatives Division Hall‑C, Room No:1 Department of Science & Technology Ministry of Science & Technology Technology Bhavan, S J Marg New Delhi-110 016

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