IISc. centenary meet in December

Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: The Indian Institute of Science here, which is celebrating its centenary year, will hold a Centenary Conference for three days from December 13. The conference will have a number of programmes including panel discussions, keynote speeches and workshops.

Co-Chairman of the conference M.L. Munjal told mediapresspersons here on Thursday that nearly 5,000 delegates, including 2000 alumni of the IISc from all over the country and abroad, would attend. The former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister C.N.R. Rao would give keynote addresses at the inaugural session.

The conference would feature various events focussing on the institute’s contribution to fundamental and applied scientific research, its role in creating and nurturing scientific institutions, its place as a pool of talented scientific human resources and its future role.

Others who will participate in the series of programmes are Sam Pitroda, Chairman, Knowledge Commission; Goverdhan Mehta, CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow; Nobel laureates Sydney Brenner and Eric Maskin; S.K. Brahmachari, Director-General, CSIR; Shyam Saran, special envoy of the Prime Minister; Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon; and Nandan Nilekani, Co-Chairman of Infosys.

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