LMSAI, NITI Aayog and Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to hold Annual ‘Science & Society’ Symposium

LMSAI, NITI Aayog and Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to hold Annual ‘Science & Society’ Symposium
Abhay Anand | Mar 25, 2019 - 12:02 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, MARCH 25: The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute (LMSAI) at Harvard University and Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and NITI Aayog to organises India Annual Symposium – ‘Science & Society’.

The symposium titled ‘Science & Society’ brings together academia, government and industry leaders to illustrate the endless possibilities for scientific advancements. The Symposium will be held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on April 4, 2019.

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'.

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. V. K. 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 Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University engages through interdisciplinary research to advance and deepen the understanding of critical issues relevant to South Asia and its relationship with the world. Founded in 2003 to further Harvard University’s engagement with South Asia, The Mittal Institute is a university-wide research institute at Harvard that engages faculty members, students, and in region institutions through interdisciplinary programs to disseminate knowledge, build capacity, inform policy, and engage with issues that are shaping South Asia today.


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