Science Day Celebration

National Science Day is celebrated in India with the objectives of commemorating the first Nobel prize in India on Science which was achieved by the discovery of Raman Effect by Sir C V Raman. It is also celebrated to emphasize on the culture of science and the application of science for the welfare of people. As part of the National Science Day celebration, IIT Kanpur organized thematic workshop on different subjects every year.

National Science Day 2020

On the occasion of National Science Day 2020, IIT Kanpur organized a thematic workshop on ‘Space Science’ on February 28 2020. The workshop was designed to introduce the recent exciting developments in this field to the IIT community. It provided a platform to the Space Science community within IIT Kanpur to share their research experiences and ideas. The workshop was divided into three sessions. The details of the session can be found below.

Details of Workshop

The workshop ended with a public lecture on Space science – the everlasting excitement by Prof. V. Koteswara Rao, Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor, ISRO. He addressed some fundamental issues, such as, origin of universe, origin of human race, future of living beings and so on. He described how in future it may be possible to send special spacecrafts to other star systems.

The final event in the Science Day celebrations was a night sky viewing session organized by the Astronomy Club at the air strip.


National Science Day 2019

To mark the celebration of National Science Day 2019, the Cognitive Science Programme in coordination with the Dean, Research and Development Office organized one-day symposium titled: “Through the looking glass: Interdisciplinary Perceptions on Cognition” . Prof. Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur inaugurated the symposium. Prof. Narayanan Srinivasan, CBCS, Allahabad delivered the key note address which was followed by the technical disseminations from faculty members of Cognitive Science Programme on the subject theme. Subsequently, Prof. Philip Tseng, and Prof. Niall Duncan from Taipei Medical University delivered expert talks in the same direction. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. S. Ganesh, Dean, Research and Development.

Science Day 2018

IIT Kanpur celebrated National Science Day 2018 with a thematic workshop on ‘Science and technology for a Sustainable Future’. The workshop was organised by the Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE), IITK. Faculty members from the thematic area were invited to give popular talk on the related research areas.

Science Day 2017

Aa a part of National Science Day 2017 celebration, IITK organized a thematic workshop on ‘Nanoscience and Nanotechnology’. The workshop was followed by an invited lecture on “Next Generation Nanotechnology: Balance and Sustainability’ from Dr. Sharmila Mukhopadhyay, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of Centre for Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials at Wright State University, USA.