About the Survey
The National Science and Technology Management Information System (NSTMIS), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has been conducting periodically national surveys to collect data on resources devoted to S&T activities (mainly R&D) in the country. Based on survey data, a number of S&T reports are published, providing vital information on national R&D indicators which serves as an evidence-base for S&T assessment and policy formulation.
The national S&T survey 2015-16 aims at capturing the current R&D landscape by collecting information from around 5000 R&D organizations viz., public sector, private sector, MNCs, higher education, SIROs and NGOs spread across the country. A structured questionnaire based on international standardization of S&T resources has been designed seeking information on various aspects such as General Information, Expenditure on S&T (R&D) activities, R&D Manpower and R&D Output.
In the digital era, the present national survey is being conducted on a web based platform to minimize the time lag and to ensure smooth accomplishment of such a mammoth task. In order to ensure the authenticity of information, each respondent organisation has been assigned a unique Username and Password.