What is the full form of DST
DST: Department of Science & Technology
DST stands for Department of Science & Technology. It is a department that belongs to the Ministry of Science and Technology in India. It was established on 3 May 1971 to promote new areas of Science and Technology and to act as a nodal department for organizing, coordinating and promoting Science & Technology activities in the country.
DST performs various tasks related to specific projects and programmes, some of which are as follows:
DST introduced various streams which later established themselves as departments or even ministries with focused goals and objectives. Some of these streams are the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), and Department of Electronics (DoE).