To enable Island becoming a knowledge power by promoting basic research, development and Science and Technology intervention programme for competitive and inclusive growth to sustainable technology-led economic progress of the society.
The Department of Science Technology (DST) is the Nodal Department of Andaman and Nicobar Administration for promotion of science and technology in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. DST takes up various activities for promotion of scientific temper among the islanders particularly among the school children and collaborates with the research institutions in mainland for introduction technological intervention programs in various line departments for betterment of islands. Besides that, under the umbrella of DST, the Andaman and Nicobar Pollution Control Committee (ANPCC) and Andaman And Nicobar Science and Technology Council (ANSTC) are functioning. The ANPCC is responsible for monitoring and implementation of pollution control measures in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and co ordinate with various departments for mitigation of pollution. The ANSTC is a council works on promotion of scientific enquiry among the islanders and promotion of technology.