The Department of Science and Technology (DST), established on 3rd May 1971, has played a major role in promoting research and development in science and technology. DST has been organizing, promoting and coordinating S&T activities in our country. The department strives to strengthen the foundation of science and technology base in India and launch programs with long term benefit.
“Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspire Research (INSPIRE)” is one of the innovative programs by the Department of Science & Technology for attraction of talent to science. The basic objective of INSPIRE is to communicate to the youth population of the country the excitements of creative pursuit of science and attract talent to the study of science at an early stage and build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the Science & Technology system and R&D base.
INSPIRE Internship a component of “Scheme for Early Attraction of Talents for Science (SEATS)” under the INSPIRE Program is the enrolment increasing phase. In this component of SEATS, students would be selected for summer/ winter camps on an annual basis to provide an opportunity for students to interact with global Leaders in science to experience the joy of innovations on an annual basis through INSPIRE internship. Annually 50,000 students who are among top one percent in their X Board Examination and pursuing science in standard XI would be benefited through summer/ winter camps. These camps would nourish the curiosity of children in science; help them to think out of the box and attract the students at an early age of 16-17 years (i.e. in XI standard) to pursue a research career.