Conference: Science Communication, Popularisation and Extension in Bengali: The Road Ahead

Date: 26 – 27 April 2019
Venue: Dr. Meghnad Saha Auditorium, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), 196, Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata –32

Program Schedule

26th April 2019: Day 1

08:30 – 09:45 Hrs
Registration
09.45 – 11.00 Hrs. Inaugural function: (short speeches and felicitation)

  1. 1. Dr Nakul Parashar, Director, VP
  2. 2. Dr Debapriya Dutta, Advisor and Scientist – G, DST
  3. 3. Dr Uday Bandopadhyay, Director, Bose Institute
  4. 4. Professor Sibaji Raha, Former Director Bose Institute
  5. 5. Professor Bimal Roy, Former Director ISI
  6. 6. Shri Jayant Sahasrabuddhe, Organizing Secretary, Vigyan Bharati
  7. 7. Dr B. B. Jha, Acting Director CGCRI
  8. 8. Professor Maitree Bhattacharya, Diretcor JBNSTS
  9. 9. Dr A D Choudhary, DG NCSM
  10. 10.Dr Amit Krishna De, Executive Secretary, ISCA
11.00 –  11:30 Hrs. High Tea
11.15  – 13.00 Hrs. Session – I: Role of scientific institutions

Chair: Dr Amit Krishna De, Executive Secretary, ISCA

Presentations:

  1. 1. Department of Science & Technology: Debapriya Dutta, Advisor and Scientist – G, DST
  2. 2. S. N. Bose Institute: Samir Kumar Pal, Sr. Professor
  3. 3. IISER-K: Soumitro Banerjee, Professor
  4. 4. NCSM: Subhabrata Chaudhuri, Director, Science City, Kolkata
  5. 5. Bose Institute: Sanjay Kumar Ghosh, Professor
  6. 6. ISCA : Prof Ananga Chandra , Treasurer, Kolkata Chapter
  7. 7. Vigyan Prasar: Rintu Nath, Scientist F and Division Head, Publications
13.00 – 14.00 Hrs. Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.30 Hrs. Session – II: Role of scientific institutions

Chair: Dr Manoj Chakrabarti, NICED

Presentations:

  1. 1. MN Saha Institute: Jisnu Basu
  2. 2. CGCRI : Sitendu Mandal, Chief Scientist
  3. 3. JBNSTS: Abhijit Kar, Scientist
  4. 4. Kalyani University: Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Professor
  5. 5. Vigyan Prasar new initiatives: Kinkini Dasgupta Misra , Scientist F and Division Head, Gender and Technology Communication
  6. 6. Science Channel and ISTI portal: Sourav Sen, Sr. Consultant; Archita Bhatta, Editor, DST communication
15.30 – 15:45 Hrs. Tea Break
15.45 – 18.00 Hrs. Session – III: Role of Print and Electronic media

Chair: Professor Shyamal Chakroborty, Department of Chemistrry, Calcutta University
Co-chair: Professor  Siddhartha Narayan Joardar, West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences

Presentations:

  1. 1. Vivekananda Bigyan Mission: Pallab Banerji, Professor, IIT Kharagpur
  2. 2. ISNA: Prof Manas Chakraborty, Hony Secretary
  3. 3. SCF-Kolkata: Abhijit Bardhan, Secretary
  4. 4. IAPT : Surojit Chakrabarti, Bhupati Chakrabarti
  5. 5. Bichitra Pathshala: Subhadas Mollick
  6. 6. Bongiyo Bigyan Parishad: Tapan Saha, Secretary
  7. 7. Paschim Bongo Bigyan Manch: Pradip Mahapatra, General Secretary
  8. 8 Science Press: Dhananjay Ghosal, Science Writer, Editor and Communicator
  9. 9. Print media: Pathik Guha
18.00 – 18.30 Hrs. Networking & High Tea

27th April 2019: Day 2

10.00 – 12.00 Hrs. Panel Discussion

Session 4:The Road Ahead

Chair: Dr Debopriya Dutta, Advisor & Head SEED, DST

Panelists:

  1. 1. Soumitro Banerjee,  Professor, IISER-K
  2. 2. Samarendra Kumar, Director – HQ, NCSM
  3. 3. Partha Ghosh, Honorary Scientist, National Academy of Sciences
  4. 4. Matangini Chattopadhyay, Professor, School of Education Technology, JU
  5. 5. Dhrubojyoti Chattopadhyay, VC, Amity University, Kolkata
  6. 6. Jisnu Basu, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
  7. 7. Rintu Nath, Scientist – F, Vigyan Prasar
12.00 – 12.15 Hrs Tea Break
12.15 – 13.15Hrs. Valedictory Function

Felicitation of

Professor Palash Baran Pal

Professor  Satyabachi Sar

Shri Ashish  Lahiri

Concluding Remarks about the Road Ahead by Dr Nakul Parashar, Director Vigyan Prasar

Vote of Thanks by Rintu Nath, Scientist F, Vigyan Prasar

 13:15 – 14:15 Hrs.  Lunch

Conference: “Science communication, popularization and outreach in Bengali – The road ahead”

Date: 26 – 27 April 2019

Venue: Dr. Meghnad Saha Auditorium, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), 196, Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata –32

Organiser: Vigyan Prasar, An autonomous organisation of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Supported by: Indian Science News Association, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata