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Government of India
Ministry of Science & Technology
Department of Science & Technology


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: Master’s 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.

Click here for the detailed Eligibility criteria.
Click here for the Guidelines governing the programme.
“Click here for Advertisement/formats for submission of applications for the year 2007-08”


For any other infromation regarding BOYSCAST programme, please contact :

Dr. P.K Malhotra
Scientist "F"
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan,New Meharuli Road
New Delhi 110016

Fax: 011-26963695
Phone 011-26567373,26562133,26567421, Ext : 457
Email : [email protected]