Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, NITI Aayog, and The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute (LMSAI) at Harvard University, bring the India Annual Symposium – Science & Society.

Science & Society brings together academia, government and industry leaders to illustrate the possibilities for scientific advancements. The 6 sessions of the symposium range from Setting the Context for Science & Society to Technological Advancements in Agriculture. This will be followed by sessions on Why study Life Sciences and Catalyzing India’s Digital Health Ecosystem and Methods & Tools to Enhance STEM Education.

Event:   India Annual Symposium: Science & Society

Venue:   Vigyan Bhawan

Date:      April 4, 2019, Thursday

Time:      9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Key scientists, professors, industry leaders and researchers amongst many others who would share their insights on the role of science and innovation are listed below:

Amitabh Kant: CEO, NITI Aayog

Tarun Khanna: Director, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University and Professor- Harvard Business School

Dr K Vijay Raghavan: Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India

Dr VK Saraswat: Member, NITI Ayog & Chancellor of JNU

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: CMD, Biocon

Dr Rajiv Kumar: Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

Manoj Kumar: Co-founder & CEO, Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (Social Alpha)

R Ramannan: Mission Director and Additional Secretary, Atal Innovation Mission

Venkatesh Murthy: Professor and Chair of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

The event is open for the general public as well.