The 107th of the Indian Science Congress (ISC) is scheduled from 03-07 January, 2020 University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) Bangalore, As per the tradition, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India inaugurates the Indian Science Congress , and thus 107th edition shall be inaugurate by Shri Narendra Modi on 03 January 2020. Eminent scientists, industry leaders, technocrats, Innovators, Academicians policy makers and academicians would grace the occasion.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY for RURAL DEVELOPMENT
The strong linkage of the rural development to the overall development of a nation and the role of Science and technology as a catalyst for achieving the same is well established. The focal theme of the 107th edition of the congress has therefore been aptly chosen as Science & Technology: Rural Development.
Rural Development has gained greater importance in India today than the past in the process of development of the country. It is a strategy package to achieve enhanced rural production and productivity, greater socio-economic equality and aspiration balance in social and economic development. ICT plays an important role in addressing these challenges and uplifting the livelihoods of rural poor. There is a compelling need for taking advantage of the recent developments in science and technology in rural areas which is the need of the hour to increase the socio-economic status of the rural population.
In this context, congress gains significance and provides an excellent platform for the scientific fraternity in discussing new ideas with the hope ofwitnessing the deliberations offer a roadmap for enhancing the contribution of science and technology to the improvement of living standards of rural people for their sustainable livelihoods.
University of Agricultural Sciences Bengaluru, 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.
The UAS was inaugurated by Dr Zakir Hussain, the Vice President of India on the 21st Aug 1964. In his inaugural address he set forth the lofty objectives of the university in the following words: “By bringing about significant improvement in every phase of rural life, by much needed change in methods of production, by influencing the whole outlook of the rural community and rural home, by giving them a new vision and new hope, this University will be able to make great contribution to national welfare”.
With these objectives on hand, the UAS came into existence on October 1, 1965 with the transfer of Colleges of Agriculture at Hebbal (Bangalore) and Dharwad, the Veterinary College at Hebbal and 35 Research stations located in different parts of the state along with 45 ICAR schemes which were with the State Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, under its control the full fledged University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore came into existence on 1st October 1965 with the entire State under its jurisdiction. Later, Marine Product Processing Training Centre (MPPTC) at Mangalore and the Krishi Vignana Kendra, Hanumanamatti, Dharwad district were transferred to the University.
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.