Centre for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation policy (CSSTIP)

Centre for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSSTIP) focuses on the social and cultural dynamics of science and technology from an interdisciplinary and comparative framework. The centre specialises on a wide range of themes and concerns at the interface of science and society, dwelling upon theoretical insights offered by the emergent academic field of Science, Technology and Society (STS) studies. The centre endeavours to study philosophical, historical, sociological, developmental and cultural dimensions of S&T in India and equips students to critically analyse science, technology and innovation policies.

The Centre offers excellent academic environment that gives students international exposure and possibilities to interact with academicians, policy makers, S&T departments and agencies, civil society organisations and movements, entrepreneurs, innovators and technocrats. Scholars who finish M.Phil.- Ph.D. from the Centre have wide employment opportunities in academics as well as governmental departments/agencies and civil society organisations.

Programmes offered at Centre for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation policy (CSSTIP)

1) M.Phil.-Ph.D. Programme on Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Currently the Centre offers an integrated M.Phil.-Ph.D. programme on Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. The objective of the programme is to equip students to critically analyse science, technology and innovation in specific disciplinary, sectoral and institutional contexts of South Asia to enable the shaping of socially robust and ethically committed knowledge production practices and inclusive policies. Students will be exposed to the academic debates in the field and rigorous training will be offered in both quantitative and qualitative dimensions of research.