Research Groups



Broad Scope



Technology Audit, Analysis and Forecasting (TAAF)

Dr Kasturi Mandal (Co-ordinator)

Sh Avinash Kshitij (Co-coordinator)

Technical Support: Sh Kashmiri lal


Assessments of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) combined with technology analyses in terms of various components like Critical Technology Elements and aided by data analytics are emerging as powerful decision support tools. TAAF will allow knowledge-based decision support to industry and other user agencies.

Technology assessment

Investment Planning

Product Planning

Decision Support

Policy advocacy


Techno-Socio-Economic Impact Analysis (SEIA)

Dr L Pulamte (Co-ordinator)

Dr M Bhati (Co-coordinator)

Technical Support: Dr Anil Kumar


Assessment of both potential (pre-project) and post-project techno-socio-economic impact analyses are critical for effective development and implementation of projects. NISTADS SEIA will use modern tools and analytics to create an enabling platform

Project Development

Project Assessment

Impact Analysis

Impact projection


S&T Interventions for Sustainable and Inclusive Development (STISID)

Dr Md Rais(Coordinator)

Dr Suman Ray (Co-coordinator)

Technical Support: Dr Praveen Sharma

Mrs Renu Jethi


Identification and assessment of S&T Solutions to enable and accelerate sustainable and inclusive development keeping in sight the UN SDGs with evidence-based policy advocacy

Accentuated SDGs

Inclusive growth

Inclusive Health

Policy advocacy


S&T Innovation &Entrepreneurship Policy (STIEP)

Dr Sujit Bhattacharya (Coordinator)

Sh Vipan Kumar  (Co-coordinator)

Technical Support: Dr Suresh Kumar

Sh Anil Kumar Sharma


Analysis and assessment of Innovation &entrepreneurship policies with evidence-based policy advocacies and implementable Proof-of-Concept




Policy Design

Policy Advocacy



Social Dynamics Analysis and Modelling (SDAM)

Dr Naresh Kumar (Coordinator)

Dr Nishad (Co-coordinator)

Technical Support: Sh. Arvind Bhardwaj


Analysis of various social systems at different scales and scope- cultural, political and geographical to develop insights into social evolution and design of social systems