Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes (SATHI) Program – 2021

Department of Science and Technology


Proposals are invited through online for consideration of support under the Scheme Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes (SATHI)” of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. The Scheme is largely aiming at: (a) procurement and maintenance of high-end equipment and infrastructure facility necessary for research/​testing/​manufacturing/​fabrication and to cater service by understanding the demands of researchers, scientists, students, start-ups, manufacturing units, industries and R&D Labs, (b) to provide access and sharing of scientific equipment and infrastructure, (c) Capacity Building of operators and technicians for efficient operations and interpretations of results/​outcome, (d) Monitoring of usage of expensive scientific research infrastructure for maximum utilization of Infrastructure management with efficient operations and to be a part of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ (Self Reliant India Campaign).

PRIVATE Academic University/​Institution / Organization under Not-for-Profit status would be considered as Academic Institutions (Private) option during the process of online submission of proposal.


Both Government and Non-Government academic Institutions / DSIR recognized R&D centres/​Organizations are eligible to apply, while fulfilling other criteria as mentioned in the format & check-list of SATHI. For University / Degree awarding Academic Institutions / DSIR recognized R&D centres / organizations, the support will be considered for that region (at national level, if supported). 

The Government and Non-Government Academic Institutions / Organization enjoying the previous support of SAIF/ PURSE grant of DST, has to either merge those facilities with SATHI project or forgo the SAIF/ PURSE grant, if recommended recently, before implementing the SATHI grant.

To Apply

How to Apply

  1. Log on onlinedst​.gov​.in to access the home page of the DST e‑PMS Portal”.
  2. Before filling up the form candidates are advised to carefully go through the Relevant Advertisement published at the DST Website (www​.dst​.gov​.in) and also available under Proposal Formats in the e‑PMS Portal (www​.onlinedst​.gov​.in) after logging in the portal site.
  3. To save your time and avoid data loss please download the appropriate proposal format as suitable for you to the Host Institute / University / R&D institute / Centre / Organization, fill all the information required as per the format (Word and PDF) file (max. size 5Mb) and then keep it ready for upload during submission of mandatory
  4. Click on Submit proposals” link which would take you to a page seeking multiple information starting with –General information, as Head / Director of the Organization will act as Principal investigator etc. Please note for SATHI Program you do not need to fill – Suggested referees and Current Ongoing Project. Fill all the mandatory information sought against each menu except (Suggested referees and Current Ongoing Project).
  5. After filling all above particulars there is provision for preview your detail before final submission of application form on clicking on Preview” button. Preview page will display all facts/​particulars that you have mentioned on entry time if you are sure with filled details then click on Submit” button to finally push data into server.
  6. Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible/​entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.

Online Application must be submitted by 10th December 2021 (up to 17.00 hours), after which the web-link will be AUTOMATICALLY disabled FOR ANY USAGE. For any enquiry, contact: Dr. Pravakar Mohanty; Email id: pravakar.​mohanty@​gov.​in

Please note that incomplete Proposal/​Proposal not in the prescribed Format would summarily be rejected and no correspondence in such cases would be made in this respect. The name of the successful departments shall be displayed in the Website after completion of the evaluation process.

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