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
aims at capturing the current R&D landscape by collecting information from around
6000 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.