The 107th Indian Science Congress was held in Bengaluru
An Overview of the 107th ISC: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC 2020) in Bengaluru on 3
The Congress was inaugurated in the presence of top scientists,
Nobel Laureates, dignitaries and students from across the country and the world
at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
was held from 3-7 January 2020.
ISC provided the desired platform to the
farmers who introduced innovations in agriculture.
The 107th Indian Science Congress aims to bridge the gap
between the Indian farmers and tech-developers as the gap has resulted in the
only partial exploration of the benefits.
It focuses on rural development
through science and technology.
Theme of the Events:
The theme of the 107th ISC is 'Science and Technology: Rural
It aims to boost agriculture in India. Many of the innovations
have helped to enhance crop productivity, market access, and diversifying rural
ISC 2020 covered 14 sectors in contemporary science.
included events like Women's Science Congress, Children's Science Congress,
Science Communicators Meet, Yoga Science meet, and Farmer's Science Congress.
event hosted 4 public lectures and 26 plenary sessions.
the first time, the Farmer's Science Congress provided a forum to the farmers
to interact, share their experiences and showcase their innovative techniques
and methods developed and followed by them in farming.
science exhibition titled 'Pride of India' showcased the latest developments in
science and technology from all the world, path-breaking research, and
developments (R&D) initiatives, leading products and services, schemes and
achievements of the public and private sectors.
About 15,000 delegates, including two Nobel Laureates, Stefan Hell, a physicist
from Max Planck Institute, Germany and Ada Yonath, a crystallographer from
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel participated in the event. Many eminent
scientists, policymakers, researchers, academicians, inventors, and politicians
from across the world participated in the 5-day event.
It is mentioned that Bengaluru hosted the science congress for the third