About Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA)

Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA) is an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, which was established under the Chairmanship of distinguished space scientist Padma Vibhushan Prof. U R Rao, Former Chairman, ISRO in 2005. Renowned scientists, well-known educationists and senior administrators are members of KSTA, while Dr. H Honne Gowda, Special Secretary (Technical), DST/MD, KSTePS is the Member Secretary.

KSTA has been carrying out many dovetailed programs to promote STEM education at different levels in an educational pyramid and organising faculty development programs as well as science outreach programs across the State.
Main objectives of KSTA are: To encourage basic science teaching & learning, promote science and technology developments, inculcate the spirit of science at all levels and sections of the society, and encourage science communication for building knowledge based society. One of the major programs of KSTA is organization of annual S&T Conferences in different divisions of the State on subjects such as physics, chemistry, biological sciences and mathematics.