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Commission of Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT)- Introduction

The Commission of Scientific & Technical Terminology – CSTT works for the development of uniform technology for Hindi and other modern Indian languages. The CSTT is involved in development of language technology for books and periodicals at all the educational levels – primary and Higher education besides University level.

The CSTT performs the following activities on a routine day to day basis-


  • Evolution of scientific and technical terminology in Hindi and other Indian languages.

  • Identification of Pan-Indian terminology and its propagation for promoting maximum use by all Indian languages.

  • Development of a Computer based National Terminology Bank.

  • Information and Consultancy Services in the field of terminologies.

  • Usage survey and standardization of terminology.

Scientific And Technical Literature

  • Production and publication of university-level books on various subjects in Hindi and other Indian langauges.
  •  Co-ordination and monitoring of the book production activities of Hindi Granth Academies and State Text-book Boards.
  • Production of definitional dictionaries in various subjects.
  • Publication of readings, monographs, digests,etc. on scientific and technical subjects for use by students as supplementary reading material.
  • Publications of Journals,viz., ‘Vigyan Garima Sindhu’ and ‘Gyan Garima Sindhu’.

Terminology Workshops

  • Organisation of Terminology Workshops for University and College teachers etc.


  • Compilation of common medical terms and phrases in Indian languages.
  • Organization of exhibitions of university-level books.

  • Publicity and sale of the publication of the CSTT and Granth Academies.

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