104th Indian Science Congress Expo
03-07 January 2017

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
Focal Theme: "Science & Technology for National Development"

The Glorious History of Indian Science Congress

Established in 1914, the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) is the premier Indian Science Community organisation. ISCA was formed with the objective of advancing, promoting and furthering the cause of science in India. Over the years, ISCA has been headed by luminous personalities and scientists like Acharaya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Sir M. Visvesvaraya, Sir J.C. Bose, Professor C.V. Raman, Sir Lewis L. Fermor, Dr. D.N. Wadia, Sir Shanti S. Bhatnagar, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Prof. P.C. Mahala Novis, 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, Dr. Asis Datta, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Dr. N.K. Ganguly etc.


With 150 members and 35 papers communicated for reading at the first session in 1914, ISCA has grown into a strong fraternity with more than ten thousand members till date. For the last 103 years, the annual meet of Indian Science Congress (ISC) brings 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.



News & Updates


  • 104th ISC was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 03 January 2017


  • PoI Expo by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra PradeshShri. Chandrababu Naidu


  • 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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