The First India International Science Festival (IISF) is being organized at IIT Delhi from 4th to 8th December 2015. The event is jointly being organized by the Ministries of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Govt. of India. Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC) has been chosen as the nodal government institution to organize the mega event in collaboration with Vijnana Bharati, an NGO that works for promotion of Science & Technology.
In order to promote access and spread of knowledge to wider audience, IISF 2015 targets to involve and include commoners with a view to improve their scientific understanding, temperament and appreciation for various feats in science & technology by showcasing Indian achievements.
Objectives of IISF 2015 are:
Exposing the innovations of Science & Technology to the masses
Building strategy to instil scientific temper among the masses
Showcasing Indian contributions in the field of S&T over the years
Providing platform to young scientists for exchange of knowledge & ideas
Supporting flagship programs like Make in India, Digital India, Start-ups, Smart Villages, Smart Cities, etc. initiated by the Govt. of India
IISF 2015 includes the following events:
Young Scientists' Conference
Science Film Festival
National Level Exhibition & Project Competition (NLEPC) presenting innovative models under ‘INSPIRE’ Programme of DST
Largest Practical Science Lab Demo
Interactive Workshops & Informative Sessions
India has made invaluable contribution in generating and distributing scientific knowledge and has made many landmark scientific achievements. In the present day scenario, India has a huge number of technically qualified professionals, yet scientific temper is not absolutely evident across the nation. Hence, fostering scientific temper is considered far more relevant today than ever before. Diffusion of science and technology across the entire societal fabric shall help foster scientific temper and reinforce a rational attitude. Today we need path-breaking inventions to support flagship programs such as Make in India, Digital India, Smart Villages and Smart Cities that were initiated by the Prime Minister. Listening to the voice of young scientists from the country on the topics of relevance to our global world is considered essential to fulfil these initiatives for a better tomorrow. It is with these objectives that the 1st India International Science Festival is being organised in Delhi from 4th to 8th December 2015.