Aim & objective
Science and Technology is considered as the most powerful instrument/tool for Economic growth and Development in the emerging and competitive world. Scientific and Technological advancements are the key indicators of economic prosperity of a region or a country. In order to reap the benefits of science and Technology for human welfare, JKST&IC was created as a nodal organization in the UT of J&K in the year 1989. The basic objectives of the JKST&IC is to work for the promotion and popularization of science and Technology at the grassroots level, to foster spirit of inquiry, rational thinking and Inquisitiveness, to coordinate scientific activities/events of importance, To develop human resource in S&T, to support promotion and dissemination of low cost technologies produced in various R&D institutions across the country, to provide the desirable platforms and financial support for the innovators and inventors for harnessing the benefits of science and Technology .supporting R&D projects and scientific studies of local importance in different fields of S&T. The above activities are implemented on the ground through Educational Institutions, R&D institutions and other line Departments of UT.
The main schemes for the public are Science popularization, science Talent Promotion, Projects for Research, Development and Extension, Dissemination of low cost Technologies in various fields of S&T like agriculture ,Horticulture, health, Information technology etc. project K-5000 and Establishment of Bio- tech parks Innovation Hubs and science Museums.