Indian Science Congress: Pride of India Expo: VC Message
Dr. S Rajendra Prasad
Vice Chancellor University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that in association with the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata, the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru is organizing the 107th Indian Science Congress at GKVK campus. The theme of the congress is "Science & Technology: Rural Development". The Congress is a major focal point for scientists, researchers and academicians interested in various aspects of science discoveries and technologies. The theme chosen for this session of Congress, it is necessary to deliberate upon some major issues and challenges of improving living standards of rural people for their sustainable livelihoods. The ISC at Bengaluru would focus on the role of Science & Technology for the development in India across all section of Society including agricultural and animal sciences.
University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore, a premier institution of agricultural education and research in the country, began as a small agricultural research farm in 1899 on 30 acres of land at Hebbal, Bengaluru, donated by Her Excellency Maharani Kempa Nanjammanni Vani Vilasa Sannidhiyavaru, the Regent of Mysore. This developed into a Residential School in 1913 at Hebbal which offered "Licentiate in Agriculture" and diploma in agriculture from1920; this School was upgraded to Agriculture College in 1946 which offering a degree programs in Agriculture.
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.