Port Blair, May 21: The Govt. of India, Ministry of Science & Technology is implementing two flagship schemes namely Women Scientist Scheme and DST-Young Fellowship Scheme. The Women scientist scheme is introduced to give a strong foothold into the scientific profession and to encourage women in S & T domain, preferably those having a break in career and not having regular employment, to explore possibility of re-entry into the profession and research field. Any women scientist between the age of 27-57 years who has a break in their career but desire to return to mainstream can avail benefit out of this scheme. The scheme is open throughout the year, therefore there is no last date of application.

The Young Scientist Fellowship scheme provides opportunities to young scientists for pursuing existing and innovative research. The scheme is focused on young scientist and technologists who have adequate background and training in the field of Science & technology and encourage academic institutions, national labs and other S&T institutions to avail the benefit under this scheme.

Interested Women Scientists and Young Scientists who wish to avail the benefit of the above mentioned schemes can access the details of these schemes on the website www.dst.gov.in and also any help in this regard, they are free to contact the Department of Science & Technology, Dollygunj at Mob.No.9434277937 in all working days during working hours or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..