Scheme for Young Scientists & Technologist (SYST)

Department of Science and Technology


The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is encouraging young scientists and technologists towards 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 proposal are invited under 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 smooth execution of the project and provide necessary infrastructure/​facilities for this purpose.

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


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

To Apply

Applicants are required to submit a soft copy of the proposal through http://​onlinedst​.gov​.in before or on November 30, 2021, in 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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