India International Science Festival 2017 to be held in Chennai

Sep 29, 2017 15:59 IST

The 3rd edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2017 will be held in Chennai during from 13 October 2017 to 16 October 2017.

The Festival will be held at various venues, which include Anna University, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) and IIT-Madras.

The India International Science Festival is organised jointly by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology, Union Ministry of Earth Sciences and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA).

Aim of the festival

The prime objective of the IISF 2017 is to instil scientific temper among the masses and showcasing India’s contribution in the field of science and technology over the years.

It aims to build a strategy for rural India through the advancement of Science and Technology.

The festival also intends to make innovation beneficial for the people and develop technology that is affordable to the masses.

On the other hand, India has declared 2010-20 as the ‘Decade of Innovation’.

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Major Activities during the Festival will be:

Special Thematic Session on Deep Ocean Research
Science & Technology Minister’s Conclave
Sensitizing Youth to Flagship Programs of Government (SYPOG)
Science Village: Parliament to Panchayat
National Meet on ‘Social Organisations and Institutions’: ‘Transforming India through Science & Technology’
Women Scientists & Entrepreneur’s Conclave
National Science Teachers Workshops (Focusing North East States)
Industry Academia Interaction
Mega Science, Technology & Industry Expo
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Grassroots Innovators Summit
National Start-up Summit
Round Table Meet on Mass Communication
World Record attempt will be made in "Largest Biology Lesson"
National Level Competitions – Ideas for Bharat Nirman
Outreach Programme in R&D Labs
Satellite Seminars
Cultural Events

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