Landmarks

   

1975

KSCST the brain child of visionaries in Indian Institute of Science and administrators of the Government of Karnataka was established as registered society.

1977

KSCST launched Student Projects Programme (SPP), the first of this kind in India.

1981

KSCST jointly with Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, organised first All India Meet of State Councils.

1982

Community biogas plant set up at Pura village, Kunigal district (113 Kms. from Bangalore) with a view to provide cooking gas for the villages.

1984

240 m2 solar pond for low grade heat extraction established at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Astra Ole an, improved fuel efficient wood burning stove, developed in an earlier project at KSCST is adopted by the Government of Karnataka for large scale dissemination all over the state.

1985

Sisal industries demonstration unit established at Ungra to process one TPD sisal leaves to manufacture rope, paper and Hecogenin.

1986

Cell for Renewable Energy Dissemination Activities (CREDA) setup at KSCST to co-ordinate dissemination of renewable energy technologies.

1988

KSCST took initiative to setup the Drought Monitoring Cell.

1989

First 100 kW Wood Gasifier based power generation system commissioned at Andaman & Nicobar islands.
Development of Powdery Biomass Gasifier project was launched.

1990

Training programmes on Alternative Building Technologies launched.

1991

Launched "SNAPSHOT" quarterly newsletter for an information exchange among state councils in the country.

1992

Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) Programme was launched in Karnataka.

1993

District Committees for Science & Technology (DCST) established earlier made operational on a regular basis. Testing of 100 kW gasifier by Swiss authorities for their use in Europe marks one more first in technology transfer from India.

1994

Installed the 40 kW microhydel unit at Keregodu village near Mandya.

1995

Preparation of Zoning Atlas for Siting of Industries was initiated in Mysore district. The project supported by Central Pollution Control Board, Government of India.

1996

Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources [MNES] sponsored project for successfully removing H2S from industrial and municipal waste effluent was initiated.

1997

Projects on Draught Animal Power and Bio-diversity was initiated.

1998

Installed Microhydel unit at Elneer.
Established a secretariat to coordinate the activities of Indo-Norwegian Environmental Programme (INEP) activities. Project is coordinated by a Senior scale KAS officer from Government of Karnataka.

1999

Launched a project to study and establish R & D units in Small Scale Industries.
Implementation of INEP was on.

2000

Projects on Organic Sludge Utility in Wasteland Development

2001

Projects on Agro biodiversity. Involvement in developing biodiversity strategy and action plan.

2002

Initiated Scientists - Students Interaction Programme (SSIP).
Launching of Biomass Energy for Rural India (BERI) Programme.

2003

Launching of Rainwater Harvesting programme.

2004

Project on Identification of Strategies for mapping of S&T needs in the State.

2005

Starting of Patent Information Centre (PIC) with support of TIFAC, DST, Government of India.

Launching of RDPR-KSCST Rainwater Harvesting Programme for rural Karnataka.

National Meet of State S&T Ministers, Heads of S&T Councils and S&T Departments.

2006

Establishment of Rainwater Harvesting Cell at KSCST

Initiation of providing technical consultancy services by KSCST on commercial terms to institutions.

2007

Established Karnataka State Spatial Data Infrastructure (KSSDI), with support of Government of Karnataka and Government of India.

2008

Initiated projects on - Resource Mapping, Metal Recovery from E-waste and Utilisation of Iron Ore Tailings in Concrete.

2009

Launched Karnataka Geoportal - Inaugurated by Union Minister for Science and Technology.

2010

Initiated and organized the first Science and Technology Conference.

Organised Trainers Training Programme for NAM Countries.

Indo-EU Workshop on Water Resources

2011

Establishment of Biofuel Cell to co-ordinate R&D activity.

Evaluation and Monitoring watershed activities under IWMP Programme.

   
 

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