The 96th Indian Science Congress conclave concluded in Shillong.The event organised by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) saw participation of more than 4,000 delegates consisting of scientists, engineers and technologists of different disciplines for sharing their expertise and experience on a common platform. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The dropping interest in careers in science inked the theme of this year as 'Science Education and Attraction of Talent for Excellence in Research'. The five-day conclave saw power-packed presentations and at the end of the event made 11 recommendations, including setting up of scientific advisory councils in the northeastern states, reviewing the science education systems at various levels, and increasing career opportunities for students in the science and technology sector.
The venue of the next Congress was announced as Thiruvananhpuram under the new presidentship of Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman G Madhavan Nair.