EU-India STI Cooperation


Indian Research and Innovation landscape

India has a well defined Science and Technology structure. The different ministries set up by the government; fund, coordinate, promote, and oversee the scientific and research activities in the country through the implementing departments such as: Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFR), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Space Research ((DOS), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO).

At present, there are more than 400 universities in India of which nearly 25% provide quality research and development. A number of higher education institutions in India have gained international renown for their training, research, and development in the area of Science, Engineering & Technology.

An overview over the Indian research and innovation landscape, its programmes, institutes and a related document repository is being provided on the ERAWATCH website.

Additionally, a selection of excellent Indian STI institutes is being provided by the New INDIGO factsheets:

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration.

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