CSIR-NISTADS is one of the constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The Institute is devoted to research on policy, policy advisory and provide research support to national S&T agencies on science, technology, society and innovation challenges. CSIR-NISTADS is a pioneering research organization in realm of S&T policy research in the areas of Innovation systems, S&T Human resources, Rural development, MSME, Global governance, Climate change, Energy and Environment and other domains related to STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) policy. With a diverse and multidisciplinary faculty and a vibrant visiting scholars programme, CSIR-NISTADS also offers PhD programme in policy studies at AcSIR (Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research).
One of the pressing issue of India is that young students are not attracted to opt science as a career, and therefore, there is a strong need to address this issue. In pursuit of a solution in policy advocacy, CSIR-NISTADS has initiated Knowledge and Awareness Mapping Platform (KAMP) in association with M/S Nysa Communications Pvt. Ltd - a pioneer in consultancy in ICT, Students assessments and examinations management. The main objective of KAMP is to map the Science Process Skills & Scientific Attitudes of young students based on their assessment and nurture them as future scientists of the country. It believes every student is blessed with a core talent and aims to bring out the best in them through this platform. It aims to inculcate critical thinking ability and fill in the gap that will identified through the knowledge assessment level. Ultimately, KAMP will draft the policies that can be implemented by the Government for building the scientific temperament among students.
- Dr. Ranjana Aggarwal, Director- CSIR-NISTADS