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, Prof K.S. Rangappa etc.
From its modest beginning in 1914 with 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 ten thousand members till date. For the last 107 years, the annual meet of Indian Science Congress (ISC) bring together the entire scientific fraternity to discuss the key issues pertaining to various streams of science. The recommendations resulting out of this brainstorming forms the basis to chart future directions for the Government of India.
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, one of the premier educational institutions of central India, was established in 1923, and hence is celebrating its centennial year of establishment. The premises of the university are spread over 373 acres, which consist of heritage buildings, seven lush green campuses with gardens, enriched biodiversity, and the spiritual antecedent of Tukadoji Maharaj, who impelled the academic culture within the university.
Vigyan Jyot - Flame of Knowledge was conceived on the lines of the Olympic flame. It is a movement dedicated to nurturing scientific temper in the society, especially the youth.