Department of Science & Technology (DST) has been constituted vide General Administration Department G.R. No. DST/2002/398/ITD dated 21st June, 2002 and it has been operational since 01.04.2003. This department mainly looks after the growth and development of new & emerging technology areas and is responsible for formulation and implementation of key policies in this sector in the State of Gujarat. As of now DST has been looking after the following areas of technology in the State.