Over the years, the Foundation has functioned as per its mandate contributed to the advancement of Science and Technology. The activities of the Foundation have mostly consisted of the organization of lectures on subjects pertaining to science and society and making research awards to younger scientists. The Foundation has also interacted with other scientific and socio-scientific organizations in the area of science and society. Over the last few years the Foundation has been concentrating on the following aspects:
The development of a scientific and rational approach to social, economic and political problems and opposition to obscurantist and outdated traditions and practices.
Efforts and policies for self-reliance in scientific, industrial and economic spheres.
The Foundation is now to play a greater role in the context of globalization of world economy and India’s emergence as a Centre for knowledge and knowledge based industries.