1ST PRESS BRIEF
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is organizing two-day DST Conclave 2017 starting 2nd of May, 2017 in Kolkata. The SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), Kolkata, an autonomous research institution of DST, is hosting the Conclave.
Carrying out of this Departmental exercise as a regular feature has been constantly emphasized by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences. The Conclave will showcase the achievements of the Autonomous Bodies and various R&D promotional programmes of DST vis a vis the recommendations made during the previous Conclave at Hyderabad in July 2015. Apart from these, attempt will be made to present the collective strengths of the DST R&D System in well-identified thematic areas. It is hoped that this exercise will be a harbinger of greater R&D collaboration among institutions.
The Hon’ble Minister will launch a new web portal “Online-DST” today on the opening day of the Conclave along with release of a Compendium of technologies developed by the Autonomous Bodies of DST. He will also inaugurate a state-of-the-art Clean Room with nanofabrication facilities in the SN Bose Centre on the concluding day.