2021 Young Scientist Scheme

2021 Young Scientist Scheme For Technologists, Apply Online

2021 Young Scientist Scheme For Technologists, Apply Online. Scheme for Young Scientists and Technologists (SYST) 2021. Interested and eligible candidates can check out all of the details on the same below:

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Government of India
Ministry of Science and Technology Department of Science and Technology


Engaging Young Researchers towards Socio-economic Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is encouraging young scientists and technologists towards the delivery of science and technology (S&T) led solutions for identified socio-economic challenges through Scheme for Young Scientists and Technologists (SYST). Innovative S&T ideas in the form of the proposal are invited under the following identified themes

A. Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and IoT for Societal Application in

– Agriculture
– Rural Development
– Disaster Management
– Health

B. Nutritional Supplements and Value-added Food Products for Human and Animals
C. Plant Based Health Products, Scientific Validation and Upscaling of Traditional Knowledge Systems
D. Cost Effective Health and Hygiene Aids
E. Effective Indigenous Methods of Disease Identifications and Monitoring
F. Natural Resource Based Livelihood Systems
G. Agricultural Tools and Agriculture Produce
H. Income

Augmenting Agricultural Practices
I. Environment Sustainability & Renewable Energy
J. Additive Manufacturing


Qualification – Master’s degree in any S&T stream. Those having a PhD will be given preference.

Age – Less than 35 years on the last date of submission of the application. Age relaxation of 5 years for Women/ Differently-abled (Divyangjan) /SC/ST/OBC/EWS.

Institution – Applicant not in regular position should align himself/herself with an Academic or R&D Institution/ S&T based Voluntary Organization with minimum 5 years in existence for implementation of S&T based projects. The organization must agree to facilitate the smooth execution of the project and provide the necessary infrastructure/ facilities for this purpose.

Mentor – Mentor should hold a Permanent/Regular position and possess expertise in the proposed discipline.


Applicants are required to submit a soft copy of the proposal through http://onlinedst.gov.in before or on November 30, 2021, in the prescribed format available at the DST website www.dst.gov.in. The project tenure proposed should not be more than three years. A hard copy of the full proposal in the prescribed format should be sent through post to the address given below (mentioning the TPN No.).

For any questions/queries relating to the submission of a proposal under this Call, Officer-in-charge or Coordinator SYST-DST may be contacted. A Screening Committee constituted by DST will screen the proposals received and only selected candidates may be called for presentation.


Dr Rashmi Sharma, Scientist‘F’
Science for Equity, Empowerment & Development (SEED) Division, Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016; Phone: +91-11-26590541; E-mail: [email protected]
Any queries call Coordination SYST at Phone: 0522-2297829; 8081700850; 9453210901


  • DST will not entertain Basic Research Proposal and incomplete applications.
  • Organizations/ Principal Investigator whose project proposal was not recommended by DST under the previous calls under SYST need not submit the same proposal again.
  • Candidates are requested to submit a single proposal only.
  • Organizations/ Institutions/ Universities are requested not to submit more than 3 proposals under the Call. They may evaluate the proposal internally and send the best proposal(s) to DST. DST will consider only the first three proposals and the rest may be rejected.
  • Project if recommended, will not be transferred to any other Scientist/ Researcher.

Deadline: before or on 30th November 2021

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