27th Swadeshi Science Congress (SSC)

Swadeshi Science Movement-Kerala is a popular science movement dedicated for the overall development of our country through the intervention of science and technology. It has been functioning in the state of Kerala since 1989, focusing on science popularization for societal development. SSM aims at fostering multi-disciplinary approach to local problems and promotion of awareness on India’s rich scientific heritage. It has been bestowed with two prestigious national awards by Government of India viz. National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science and Technology Communication by Ministry of Science and Technology (2006-07) and Jawaharlal Nehru Award by Indian Science Congress Association (2005-06). Since its inception in 1991, Swadeshi Science Congress (SSC) has been serving as a common platform for students, research scholars, scientists, technocrats, enthusiastic science communicators and the public to express, discuss and disseminate their scientific knowledge in the pursuit of science. Every year SSC identifies a theme of great relevance like science and philosophy, traditional science and technology, agriculture and rural development, information technology, coastal zone management, biotechnology and society, nanotechnology and social development, ecosystem services and the like for the Congress.


About Amrita University
Amrita University is a world class research intensive University of national and international repute. Recently ranked by the Government of India’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) as the No. 1 Private University in India as well as re-accredited and awarded ‘A’ Grade by NAAC, Amrita University offers nearly 200 academic programmes in five campuses, with numerous centres of excellence and active innovative research projects focused on leveraging technology for societal development


About the Conference
This year Swadeshi Science Movement is organizing the 27th Swadeshi Science Congress at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus, Vallikkavu, Kollam with the focal theme, “Science and Technology for Societal Development”. Science and technology are the key drivers to development, because technological and scientific revolutions underpin economic advances, improvements in health systems, education and infrastructure. The technological revolutions of the 21st century are emerging from entirely new sectors, based on micro-processors, tele-communications, bio- technology and nanotechnology. India needs to evolve strategic and timely interventions to address basic issues in public health, agriculture, disaster management and ICT enabled education system. Also, India needs to develop cost-effective and eco friendly technologies by re-engineering ancient wisdom. Science and technology can make an important and vital contribution to development. In wake of the fact that despite the availability of advanced technologically aided modern medicine system, our society is witnessing a rise in various disorders, such as chronic diseases and development of resistance to many medicines. Lifestyle diseases are yet another serious problem. Integration of Ayurveda with modern medicines and integration of sciences are the need of the hour. A novel comprehensive system, if generated by fusion of rich traditional therapies with modern medicine system, can utilize the best of both the systems without disrespecting any and can provide care in disease management, disease prevention, preservation, protection and health rejuvenation. Amalgamation of ayurveda with allopathy will certainly be able to create a healthy society by developing a healthcare system that is more effective than either system used alone as well as less expensive and less toxic. ICT makes natural tools in education because of the simple and fundamental fact that learning is largely based on dealing with information. ICT can create new, open learning environments and their instrumental role in shifting the emphasis from a teachercentered to a learner-centred environment. The world is becoming a global village as a result of the revolution in ICT.


The Highlights of the Science Congress

Sir C.V. Raman Memorial Lecture on 7th November, 2017
• Keynote address on Science and technology for societal development
• Best Paper Award in each technical session.
• Dr. K. Ravindran Memorial Award for best Paper in Fisheries Sciences
• Swadeshi Sastra Puraskaram - Award instituted to honour an eminent Scientist/ Technocrat of Kerala origin for his/her outstanding lifetime contributions

Call for Papers

The Conference will have the following thematic areas:
1. Engineering Technology for Societal Development
2. Health Science and Societal Development
3. Basic and Applied Sciences
4. Technology and Societal Development

Abstracts of papers for presentation are invited in topics like Electronics/ Electrical/ Aerospace/ Infrastructure/ Computer Engineering, Sanitation and waste management, Environment, Biotechnology, Agricultural/ Veterinary/ Fisheries/ Health/ Para Medical/ Traditional/ Physical/ Chemical/ Mathematical Sciences etc.

Abstract prepared according to the template should be submitted to mail@sciencecongress.in. A camera ready full text of the paper also has to be submitted by mail. The template is given in the website www.sciencecongress.in. The papers presented will be peer reviewed and published.

Registration

The registration form may be sent along with registration fee by crossed bank draft or at par cheque in favour of “Swadeshi Science Congress” payable at Ernakulam so as to reach the Secretary General, Swadeshi Science Congress on or before 15th October, 2017.

Category Registration Fee
Before15th October, 2017 Late & spot
Delegates representing Institution/Department Rs. 2000 Rs. 2100
Faculty/Scientists Rs. 1000 Rs. 1100
Research Fellows Rs. 750 Rs. 850
Post Graduate Students Rs. 300 Rs. 400

Accommodation

Requirement for accommodation may be indicated in the registration form. Accommodation can be arranged on advance payment basis. Due to paucity of funds TA/DA cannot be provided.

Description Dates
Last date for submission of abstracts 15th October, 2017
Intimation of acceptance 25th October 2017
Submission of full paper 30th October 2017

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