The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) (statutory body established through an Act of Parliament) is the conducting authority of JEST. The board supports basic research in emerging areas of Science & Engineering. SERB also provides financial assistance to persons engaged in research, academic institutions, industrial concerns, research and development laboratories, and other agencies of research. The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) aims to raise the quality and footprint of Indian science and engineering to the highest global levels in an accelerated mode. SERB stimulates the search for new knowledge and aims bring social and economic change by supporting relevant, competitive and quality scientific research and development.