The biggest 99th Indian Science Congress (ISC) conference that will be held from January 3 to 7 has been developed on a 20 acre land on the KIIT campus at BHUBANESWAR. It will be of second time that such mega ISC conference will be held in Odisha after 34 years.
The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh is scheduled to inaugurate the conference whose theam is of ‘Science and technology for inclusive innovation: Role of women’.
While only 10 days are left for starting such mega conference in which all aged science congress and cultural programme will be organized.
All the roads leading to the venue like the road from Biju Patnaik airport to the KIIT, the road from Patia to Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) are being cleaned and redecorated by the 1500 volunteers, including KIIT employees and students.
Smoothening the conduct of congress,, KIIT University and Union government’s National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) has been jointly hosted the MM Active, a Delhi-based company.
According to a report, there may be 1 lakh students who will attend the ISC and 15,000 scientists, including at least 20 Noble laureates, corporate bigwigs and leaders from across the world, are scheduled to participate in the meet.
Beside this, well facility arrangements have been made to accommodate at least 13,000 guests in KIIT hostels and 2,500 in Cuttack along with a dining hall has been prepared to accommodate over 3,000 people at a time. Although, All Nobel laureates will stay in Hotel Trident and Hotel Mayfair
Dr Achyuta Samanta, the founder of KIIT, informed media, “The venue can accommodate 20,000 people. An all-India science exhibition, children’s science congress, women’s science congress, plenary session and cultural programmes will be held at the same compound.”
Meanwhile the registration for ISC are to be go through Online or spot during the congress and on a repot basis around 11,000 participants have already registered.