PM Modi to inaugurate ISC 2015

Friday, January 02, 2015
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the annual session of Indian Science Congress on Saturday in Mumbai. The five day event will see deliberations and presentation of papers by the Scientific fraternity from across the globe.

Evidently this is 45 years after that the Science Congress is returning to Mumbai. Hence the emphasis will be on showcasing Mumbai as a science city as well besides being the financial capital of India. Mumbai has world renowned institutes like Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bhabha Atomic research Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Tata Memorial Centre among others. All these institutes are actively participating in the Science Congress.

There are now fourteen sections namely Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Anthropological and Behavioral Sciences (including Archaeology and Psychology and Educational Sciences), Chemical Sciences, Earth System Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Information and Communication Science and Technology (including Computer Sciences), Material Sciences, Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics), Medical Sciences (including Physiology), New Biology (including Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology), Physical Sciences, Plant Sciences and one Committee Science and Society.

The Congress Session will bring together Eminent Scientists, Research Scholars to popularize science and foster a scientific temperament among the Scientists and Researchers. The theme for 102nd ISC is "Science and Technology for Human Development”. It is expected that the plenary sessions, symposia, sessions in different sections will be very enriching and fruitful. Several symposia on relevant themes - Women’s Science Congress, Children Science Congress, Science Exhibition, etc will be organized during the session.

More than 12,000 delegates from all over the country are expected to participate in the ISC 2015. Few Nobel Laureates, a number of eminent scientists and resource persons from India and abroad are being invited to participate in the Science Congress.
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