Every Year National Technology Day is celebrated across India on 11th May. It was on 11th May, 1998,that India achieved a major technological breakthrough by successfully carrying out series of nuclear tests at Pokhran. Also the first, indigenous aircraft "Hansa-3" was test flown from Bangalore on this day and India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day. Considering the technological advancements, the then Prime Minister, Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, declared 11th May to be celebrated as National Technology Day every year. Technology Day is celebrated as a symbol of quest for scientific inquiry, technological creativity and the translation of that quest in the integration of Science, Society and Industry. This day is also celebrated to honour technological innovations and their successful commercialization which takes the fruits of research to reach to people at large. Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) is co-ordinating the State level activities in connection with the observance of National Technology Day. Proposals from academic institutions such as VHSS/ Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Polytechnic Colleges, Engineering Colleges, University Department of Engineering Sciences, Research Organizations, Registered NGOs etc, in the Kerala State are selected for the celebration of National Technology Day. The programmes are planned to generate awareness among the students, academia, general public, etc. about the importance of Technology Day through lectures, seminars, Quiz programmes, exhibitions, elocution etc.
National Technology Day 2017
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) is co-ordinating the State wide activities in connection with National Technology Day – 2017 (NTD-2017).Proposals are invited from academic institutions such as VHSS/ Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), Polytechnic Colleges, Engineering Colleges, University Departments of Engineering Sciences R&D Institutions in the State for the celebration of NTD-2017. Registered Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) solely working in Technology sector can also apply. The programmes should be planned to generate awareness about the advances in technologies for sustainable development.
The proposals in the prescribed format should be submitted to the Director, KSCSTE, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram-4, so as to reach this Office on or before 20th April 2017.