In general, the priority areas for the NAM S&T Centre are those that ensure the overall prosperity and wellbeing of the developing countries through the application of science and technology and are of direct relevance and benefit to the people in these countries. Broadly, the scientific areas identified for undertaking the activities and programmes of the Centre include, among others:

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Agricultural Biotechnology

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Advanced Materials Science & Engineering            

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Natural Disaster Management            

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Construction Engineering                  

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Food Processing

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Microelectronics

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Science Popularisation Science Centres & Science Museums

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Information & Communication Technology

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Bio-safety and Bio-ethical Issues

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Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and Traditional Knowledge

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Science & Technology Policy

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Public-Private Partnership for Technological Innovation

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Non-conventional Energy Sources

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For Rural Applications

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Technology Transfer

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Science & Technology for Society and  S&T for Women 

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Ecology, Environment and Biodiversity

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Any Other Subject/Topic Relevant to the Socio-Economic
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Development of NAM and Other Developing Countries