Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT)

  • CSTT was established in December 1960 by Government of India resolution under provision Article 344(4) of Constitution
  • Its objective is of evolving and defining scientific and technical terms in Hindi and all Indian languages.
  • It also coordinates with all states to ensure uniformity of scientific terminology in Hindi and other Indian languages.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.
Functions of CSTT
  • Preparation and Publication of bilingual and trilingual glossaries involving English and Hindi and other Indian Languages.
  • Identification of pan Indian terms. Preparation and publication of national terminology.
  • Identification and publication of School Level Terminology and Departmental Glossaries. Preparation of Definitional Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias.
  • Preparation of University level textbooks, monographs and journals. Grant-in-Aid to grant academies, textbook boards and university cells for University level books in regional languages.
  • Propagation, expansion and critical review of terms coined and defined through training and orientation programmes, workshops, seminars etc.
  • Providing necessary terminology to National Translation Mission.

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