DST launches SATHI initiative to address need for building strong science & technology infrastructure

  • DST (Department of Science and Technology) that works under the Ministry of Science and Technology, has launched a special scheme called “Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institutes (SATHI)”with the aim to create shared, professionally managed and strong Science and Technology infrastructure in India.

Key Points:

  • The SATHI scheme will enable academia, start-ups, manufacturing, industry and R&D labs to offer high-end analytical testing. This will help to avoid duplication, reduce the dependency on foreign sources & also foster a strong culture of collaboration between institutions.
  • In addition to SATHI, the government also provides Rs. 500 crores to 100 top-performing departments in universities and IITs, etc for their research facilities in the field of manufacturing, waste processing, clean energy and water, and Start-up India, etc.

About DST (Department of Science and Technology):

  • Founded– May 1971
  • Headquarters– New Delhi
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