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24th Kerala Science Congress - Biotechnology

24th Kerala Science Congress
29–31 January 2012
Jointly organized by
Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, Government of Kerala
Rubber Board, Government of India
Co-sponsored by: Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Venue: Rubber Research Institute of India, Rubber Board P.O., Kottayam, Kerala
Programme highlights
• Special Theme: ‘Climate Change: Plantation Crops and Spices of Kerala’.
• Pannel Discussion: ‘Science Communication and Journalism’.
• Special Session: ‘Cutting edge research areas in Science and Technology and their implications on Kerala’s development’.
• Post Graduate Science Students Meet: A special event to facilitate interaction between bright post graduate students and eminent scientists to share the experience and to kindle research aptitude.
• Oral Presentations: More than 100 presentations mainly from the 12 broad subject areas.
• Poster Sessions: More than 100 Poster presentations from the 12 broad subject areas.
Broad Subject Areas: Agriculture, Fishery and Veterinary Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemical Sciences and Technology, Earth System Science and Geo-informatics, Engineering Science, Information Technology and Computer Science, Environmental Science including Forestry and Wildlife, Health Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Science and Society.
• Young Scientist Awards: The best scientific paper in each category will be awarded a Certificate of Merit with prize money of Rs 25,000. The awardees are also eligible for a contingency grant of Rs 100,000 for pursuing further research.
• Memorial Lectures: Three memorial lectures in honour of S&T visionaries namely, Shri. P. T. Bhaskara Panicker, Dr P. K. Gopalakrishnan and Prof. P. R. Pisharody.
• Children’s Science Congress: State level winners of the National Children Science Congress will be felicitated. They will present their project work in the Congress.
• Science Expo: Exhibition on S&T will be organized at the Mammen Mappila Hall, Kottayam involving R&D centres, S&T institutions and Industry. Science Expo will also host Students Science Exhibition and People Science Pavilion.
Participants: Participants for the Kerala Science Congress include researchers, technologists, teachers, industrialists, environmentalists, engineers, planners, policy makers, social workers and students.
Registration: Online registration only. Registration Fee: Delegates: Rs 500, Students: Rs 250.
Registration closes on 31 December 2011.