Prime Minister will inaugurate inaugural session of the 108th Indian Science Congress through video conferencing on January 3, 2023.

 

About the ‘Indian Science Congress’

  • Indian Science Congress, the annual gathering of researchers in the country is organised by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).
  • Theme — “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment.”
  • The first meeting of the Congress was held from January 15-17, 1914 at the premises of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
  • Sections covered in ISC — There are fourteen sections which includes Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Earth System Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Medical Sciences etc.

 

What is Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)?

  • Established in 1914, ISCA is a professional body under Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • ISCA owes its origin to the foresight and initiative of two British Chemists, namely, Professor J. L. Simonsen and Professor P.S. MacMahon.