The Department of Science & Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science & Technology, has constituted a joint Science Communication Forum to promote common policy & best practices. The aim is to facilitate interaction, cooperation, and coordination amongst various public sector science communication institutions and agencies.
Highlights: ♦ The Forum aims to bring together the science communication efforts spread across various institutions.
♦ It will help the adoption of a common policy and best practices at a wider scale, ultimately aiming towards a national science communication framework.
♦ The forum will be represented by senior officials from various central ministries and departments, including Health, Culture, Defense, Agriculture, Space, Atomic Energy, and Information & Broadcasting, along with Science & Technology.
♦ The Forum will be served by a Secretariat at the National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), DST which is mandated for coordination with different organizations, programmes and activities focused on science communication in the country.
♦ It will be mandated to formulate countrywide programmes, policies, and activities in the domain of science communication and popularization in the country.