The climate change programme of the Department of Science and Technology

india_and_south_asia_kc3b6ppen_climate_map_with_legendThe authors of this article analyse the achievements of DST’s Climate Change Programme run by a small team of science administrators. The programme was run in a campaign mode in which DST science administrators not only made several young scientists interested in the programme, but also played a role of co-partner in developing the project concept and plans. The main features of the programme are: (i) several young scientists have taken lead role in carrying out research in climate change; (ii) creation of research networks; (iii) a remarkable rise in quality research papers; (iv) training of over 35,000 personnel, and (v) a marked change in the style of running a programme in which DST science administrators, committee members and researchers worked together with more trust and understanding, involving frequent interactions.

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