The Department of Science & Technology plays a pivotal role in promotion of science & technology in the country. It was established in May 1971 to promote new areas of science & technology. It also plays the role of a nodal department for organizing, coordinating, promoting Scientific and Technological activities in the country.
Haryana State Council for Science & Technology (HSCST) is an autonomous body. It was constituted to advise the State Govt. on policies and measures for promoting Science & Technology (S&T) in the State. It is entrusted with the responsibilities of providing linkages between the operational departments of the government, research, educational institutions, productive sectors in agriculture and industry etc. HSCST is also engaged in science popularization in order to promote scientific & mathematical thinking among the people of the state and provides fund annually to organize such activities.