National Council for Science &Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India NCSTC is an apex organization of the Department of Science and Technology of Government of India that endeavours to

  • Communicate Science and Technology
  • Stimulate Scientific and Technological temper
  • Coordinate and orchestrate such efforts


  • To create excitement concerning advances in Science &Technology
  • To enable informed decision—making at the grass roots level
  • To encourage intelligent debate on developmental issues Important Activities
  • Research in thrust areas of science and technology communication;
  • Development of scripts, films, video and radio programmes, books, slide sets, etc., on selected areas of science and technology;
  • Training (short term) for school teachers and activists of science & technology based voluntary organisations in science communication;
  • Development of science journalists through University Courses in Science and Technology Communication;
  • Awards and recognition for outstanding science communicators;
  • Coordination with state councils and networks of S&T based organisations;
  • Developing capacity through science communication
  • Field programmes for demonstrating innovative ideas of science popularisation, outreach and extension activities including Children's Science Congress, Science Day celebrations, promotion of voluntary blood donation programmes, environmental awareness and positive action, etc., and Promoting International Cooperation for mutual benefit.

For further details please contact
National Council for Science &Technology Communication
Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt of India
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Marg,
New Delhi 110016
Fax: 011-26864570/26862418

URL: http://www.dst.gov.in/scientific-programme/s-t/ncstc.htm