Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology

and

Vision Group on Science and Technology and
Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of Karnataka

State Science and Technology Conference - 2010

'Science & Technology for the Sustainable development'

15 - 17 April 2010

Venue: J. N. Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012

 

Science and Technology plays a very important role in socio-economic development, education, eradication of poverty and illiteracy, achieving industrial progress - all with the prime objective of bringing improvement in quality of life. It has been found that, by addressing issues related to resources, knowledge, skill and technology, through various Science and Technology interventions at local level, this objective can be achieved.

Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), a 33-year old autonomous organization, is working with this objective by taking science and technology to the rural population through various S&T inventions. Over last three decades, KSCST has translated a number of projects from research and demonstration phase to implementation and operational phase.

Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST) is an advisory body of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of Karnataka, to recommend Science and Technology Programmes relevant to mandate of DST, with the objective of encouraging and promoting Science and Technology education and research in the state. VGST plays a vital role in strengthening educational institutions to meet the scientific and the technological needs.

KSCST, VGST and DST, Government of Karnataka, are jointly organising a three-day State Level Science and Technology Conference on "Science and Technology for the Sustainable Development" during 15th to 17th April 2010 at J.N.Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

During the Conference, present status, various related issues, progress made in the State, future proposals etc., will be discussed on important sectors like - Energy & Industry, Health & Hygiene, Water Resources, Environmental Science, Women & Science, Education & Industry. To participate in this open forum discussion, planners, administrators, policy makers, faculty and students from various universities, NGOs, science promoters and others have been invited and about 500 participants are expected to participate. The conference will have three plenary sessions and seven technical sessions and a panel discussion, spread over three days. The technical sessions will include over 17 presentations by eminent scientists, senior administrators and experts. A Science and Technology Exhibition has also been organized. Prof. M. S. Mohan Kumar, Secretary, KSCST, is the Chief Coordinator of the Conference. Dr. S. G. Sreekanteswara Swamy, Fellow, KSCST, is the Coordinator of the Conference.

The Inaugural Function is organized on 15th April 2010. Sri Ashok Kumar C. Manoli, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, will give introductory speech. Prof. C. N. R. Rao, FRS, Linus Pauling Research Professor, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Science and Technology, Honorary President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, will be inaugurating the conference. Sri Anand Vasant Asnotikar, Hon'ble Minister for Fisheries and Science and Technology, will be the Guest of Honor. The function will be presided over by Prof. P. Balaram, Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

The Valedictory Function is organized on 17th April 2010. The valedictory address will be given by Dr. A. Ravindra, Former Chief Secretary, Advisor to the Chief Minister on Urban Affairs, and Mr. P. Ravi Kumar, Principal Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of Karnataka, will be presiding over the function.

It is felt that the Conference would serve its purpose of arriving at a consensus in formulating policies, planning meaningful programmes and activities so that suitable measures could be taken through S&T interventions.

Conference Coordinators

Prof. M. S. Mohan Kumar,
Secretary, KSCST,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore - 560 012
Tel: 2334 1652, Fax: 2334 8840
Email: office@kscst.iisc.ernet.in

Dr. S. G. Sreekanteswara Swamy,
Fellow, KSCST,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore - 560 012
Tel: 2334 1652, Fax: 2334 8840
Email: swamy@kscst.iisc.ernet.in

 

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Report on First - State Level Science and Technology Conference - 2010

 

 

 

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