CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi is devoted to a study of various aspects of interaction among science, society and state and exploring continuously the interface between Science, Technology and Society. NISTADS is one of the 38 institutes/laboratories of the Government of India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi.
Currently, the faculty comprises 15 members. This faculty is drawn from a variety of academic discipline. This intellectual diversity is the mainstay of the institute. Research students enrolled in the Institute obtain Ph.D. degree from different universities. NISTADS has a vibrant visiting scholars programme, under which researchers from India and abroad are encouraged to spend time at the Institute.
S&T Application, Assessment and Planning(STAAP)
Future Applicable S&T(FAST)
Socio-Economics of S&T(SEST)
Group Dynamics and Social Engineering(GDSE)
Frontier Innovation and Research in S&T(FIRST)
Climate Change, Adaption, Mitigation, Sustainability(CAMS)
The Institute has core competence in:
- Science and Technology policy Research
- Dedicated to the concern and problems of developing countries.
Among the diverse fields the Institute is involved in, some are:
- Rural areas
- S& T mapping
- High Technology
- Public Science and Technology
- Interdisciplinary research teams.
- Multi-discipline in faculty.
- Long research experience.
- Field research: designing/collecting primary data.
- Students, visitors network partners Indian as well as international.
- Access to CSIR resources, technologies, knowledge and people.
- World class IT Facility.
- World-class computerized library: access to several thousands of research journals and database.
We have proven our capabilities in:
- Water-resources, economics, management and life science.
- Entrepreneurship and Micro- entrepreneurship development.
- Innovation-Strategy and management.
- Intellectual property issues.
- Knowledge management; R&D management.
- Law, technology and economics.
- Science policy.
- Resource mapping/geography.