The India International Science Festival, the country’s science extravaganza, begins today in Kolkata, the City of Joy. The event, held from 5th of November to the 8th of November, 2019, is being organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA). The event, held in multiple venues across the city, hosts many conferences, conclaves and exhibitions aimed at anyone enthusiastic about science. There are also specific gatherings for students from Northeast India, women researchers, science journalists and science literature enthusiasts.
Started in 2015, the India International Science Festival is an annual event held across many cities in the country. The event is “a celebration to promote Science and Technology and demonstrate how science could lead India towards a developed nation within a short span of time”. The event is being supported by Vigyan Prasar, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
There are a few events that are open to the public and others that need registrations. The entire program guide can be found here. Research Matters is happy to be invited to be a part of a few panel discussions organised as a part of the Science and Technology Media Conclave. In case you are in the City of Joy, here is your chance to discover the joy of science!