A joint Science Communication Forum has been constituted to facilitate interaction, cooperation, and coordination amongst various public sector science communication institutions and agencies. This joint Science Communication Forum has been constituted by the Department of Science & Technology. It would be served by a Secretariat at the National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science & Technology.
About the joint Science Communication Forum:
DST constituted joint Science Communication Forum will integrate the science communication efforts spread across different institutions. It will also help in adopting a common policy as well as the best practices to move towards a national science communication framework. Senior officials from various central ministries and departments, including Agriculture, Space, Atomic Energy, Health, Culture, Defense, Information & Broadcasting and Science & Technology, will represent the Science Communication Forum.
The Forum would be responsible to work upon strategies for effective planning and implementation of science communication programmes at macro and micro level in India. Hence, it will spread scientific awareness and result into an innovation-driven society.