It has been well recognized that in order to keep abreast with latest developments
in science & technology, Indian scientists and technologists, particularly
the young scientists should have opportunities to interact with the international
scientific community and get first hand information of the developments taking
place at the international level. The Better Opportunities for Young Scientists
in Chosen Areas
of Science & Technology (BOYSCAST) programme of the Department of Science
& Technology provides opportunities to the young Indian scientists/technologists
who hold regular positions in recognized science & technology institutes
in India for visiting international institutions to enable them to interact
with scientists/technologists abroad, get exposure to latest research techniques,
participate and contribute to the latest developments in specially chosen areas
of science & technology. Under the BOYSCAST programme, fellowships of three
to twelve months duration are provided every year to the selected young Indian
scientists/technologists for conducting advanced research/undergoing specialized
training in overseas research laboratories/institutes in chosen frontline areas
of science & technology. It is envisaged that the expertise gained by these
young scientists/technologists during the Fellowship period will lead to initiation/strengthening
of the national programmes in these areas as well as further generation and
spread of expertise at the national institutes.
Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the award of BOYSCAST Fellowship every year.
Eligibility: (i) Academic Qualifications: Masters Degree in Engineering, Technology or equivalent or Ph.D. in Science or Technology or equivalent or M.D. Degree in Medicine or equivalent. (ii) Age: Upto 35 years. The applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC and women candidates may be allowed relaxation in the age limit upto 5 years. (iii) Employment: A regular position in a recognized S&T institution/university/college. (iv) Place of work: The fellow should be accepted by a foreign scientific/technological institution, which is internationally recognized as an outstanding institution where major work in the identified area is in progress.