107th Indian Science Congress Expo
3rd to 7th January 2020

University of Agricultural Sciences,
GKVK, Bengaluru
Focal Theme: "Science & Technology: Rural Development"

The Glorious History of Indian Science Congress

Established in 1914, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) is the premier organisation that represents India's entire scientific community. ISCA was formed with an objective of advancing, promoting and furthering the cause of science in India, thus stimulating scientific research in India. Over the years, ISCA has been headed by luminous scientists like: Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Sir M. Visvesvaraya, Sir J. C. Bose, Prof. C. V. Raman, Sir Lewis L. Fermor, Dr. D. N. Wadia, Sir Shanti S. Bhatnagar, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr. Homi Bhabha, Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, Prof. M. G. K. Menon, Prof. C. N. R. Rao, Prof. Yash Pal, Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Dr. R. S. Paroda, Prof. S. S. Katiyar, Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Prof. Asis Datta, Dr. N.K. Ganguly, Dr T. Ramasami, Dr. G Madhvan Nair, Dr. Ashok Kumar Saxena, Prof. Narayana Rao, Prof. Achyuta Samanta etc.


From being a 150 member-team with 35 papers communicated for reading during the first session in 1914, ISCA has grown into a strong fraternity with more than 30,000 members, as on date. For the last 106 years, the annual meet of Indian Science Congress has been witnessing a unique confluence of the scientific fraternity who share the platform to discuss the key issues pertaining to various streams of science and technology. The recommendations resulting out of this brainstorming offer a framework for future projects for the government of India.



News & Updates


  • 105th ISC was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 16 March 2018


  • PoI Expo by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon'ble Union Monister of S&T, EF & CC and Earth Sciences in the presence of dignitaries.


  • PoI Expo was spread over an area of 15,000 sqm


  • Participation of approx. 200 organizations


  • Major attraction of PoI Expo are Vigyan Jyot, Genesis Symposium, Eduvision & Hall of Pride


  • PoI Expo was participated by Govt/PSUs, Corporates, Ministries, State Govts. etc.


  • Poi Expo visited by scientists, policy makers, delegates, students, general public etc.


  • "Hall of Pride" (HoP) pavilion was dedicated to Padma Shri and former DG - CSIR, Dr. YelavarthyNayudamma


  • one day "Genesis" symposium with theme Indian Industry Catalyzing National Development through "Science, Technology & Innovation"

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