Conferences hosted by the NCSC
Ø The NCSC hosted its first international conference
of science communicators at IUCAA in Pune in January 2000, the theme being
“Public Understanding of Science”. Around 210 science
communicators from across the world attended the event.
Ø The second international conference was organised
at the Bhabha Atomic
Research Centre, Mumbai to felicitate and honor renowned astrophysicist
and science communicator Prof. Jayant Narlikar, in July 2003. The theme of the conference was
“Man and the Universe”.
Ø The third international conference was held in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil in April 2005; the theme being “Science
Communication in Developing Countries”.
October 2005, the NCSC organised a national seminar on “Expanding
Horizons of School Science Education” at the Labour India Complex,
Marangattupilly, Kottayam, Kerala.
Ø In November 2006 a National Conference – Vision
2026 – Challenges in Science Communication, was organised at
the Indian National
Science Academy, New Delhi. The conference was held in order to celebrate and
felicitate Prof.Yash Pal, a renowned scientist and a science communicator, on
his 80th birthday . The conference was inaugurated by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India.
Ø In September 2007 in association with Homi
Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR,Mumbai a National
Conference on Science Education - Challenges of Quality was organised in
honor of Prof. B.M.Udgaonkar, eminent scientist and educationist on the
occasion of his 80th Birthday at V.G.Kulkarni Auditorium at Homi Bhabha
Centre for Science Education. V.N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400088
Ø In December 2008 in association with Vigyan Prasar, Delhi a National Conference on National Agenda -
Problems and Solutions was organised in honor of Dr.
P.M. Bhargava, eminent
scientist and founder of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology,
Hyderabad and the architect of modern biology and biotechnology in India on
his completion of 80 years at the Auditorium of the Indian Institute of
Chemical Technology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad- 500007
Ø In November 2010 a
National conference on Conservation of Biodiversity was organized jointly
with Vigyan Prasar (VP), Delhi at Satish Dhawan Auditorium, Indian
Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Ø In January 2012 a National
Conference on Science Communication - Addressing Women’s Issues was
organised jointly with Vigyan Prasar and National Council of Science
Museums, Kolkata at Birla Industrial & Technology Museum, Kolkata.
Ø In January
2013 a National conference on Expanding Horizons of
Innovation Communication jointly organised with The Chhattisgarh Council of
Science & Technology, Raipur. The Conference was held on 5th and
6th January, 2013 at the auditorium of Indira Gandhi Agricultural
University, Krishak Nagar, 492006, Raipur.
Ø In February 2014 a
National conference on “Public Understanding and Public Engagement
with Science, Technology & Innovation” jointly organised with and
Punjab State Council for Science & Technology, (PSCST), Chandigarh. The
Conference was held on 15 and 16 February 2014 at the Homi Bhabha
Centre for Science Education. V.N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400088.