The organizing committee cordially invites you to participate in the Two- Day National Seminar on “Future India: Science and Technology” organised jointly by City College, Kolkata-09 and Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata Chapter, during February 27-28, 2019. The scientific programme includes keynote address, invited lectures, oral presentations and poster sessions on the theme of conference. The aim of the conference is to promote scientific knowledge and awareness amongst young generation and to provide a common platform for the exchange of ideas on diverse areas of science.
THE HOST COLLEGE: CITY COLLEGE
City College was established in the year 1881 with the objective of educating Indian students of all races and creeds on an improved and comprehensive plan. Apart from the university syllabi, students were given training in various other disciplines and co-curricular activities including music, science, gymnastics and moral science for building their character. Special care was taken for the moral education of the students.
In the year 1883 after two years of establishment, a Law Department teaching up to the B.L. standard was added to it; and in 1884 it was elevated to a first grade college. By the year 1920, the college was preparing students for the B.A. examination in English, Sanskrit, Political Economy and Political Philosophy, History and Persian and also for the B.Sc. examination in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. In 1939, a Commerce Department was opened and attained the position of the biggest college in Asia. This was followed by the inauguration of the Women’s Department in 1943.
City College from its modest start has grown into a mighty institution during these 138 years. At present it has strength of nearly 3000 students. The College offers a wide range of subject options to the students so that a majority of them may find a subject suited to his/her aptitude and career objectives.
The College library with its vast collection keeps the users updated about new arrivals, career opportunities – both for further progress in higher education and for placement. The Library has received a special word of praise from the NAAC pear team, “….efficient management of the library for its proper maintenance and use by the students and teachers”.
INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS ASSOCIATION, KOLKATA CHAPTER
The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) owes its origin to the foresight and initiative of two British Chemists, namely, Professor J. L. Simonsen and Professor P.S. MacMahon. It occurred to them that scientific research in India might be stimulated if an annual meeting of research workers somewhat on the lines of the British Association for the Advancement of Science could be arranged.
The first meeting of the Congress was held from January 15-17, 1914 at the premises of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta, with the Honourable Justice Sir Asutosh Mukherjee, the then Vice-Chancellor of the Calcutta University, as President. Following the inaugural event, so far 105 annual meetings of the science congress have been held at different parts of the country in collaboration with premier academic institutions. Among them, Kolkata hosted the annual meeting on twelve occasions including the 100th meeting in 2013.
From 1986-87, ISCA started Regional Chapters in different places in India. The Kolkata Chapter is one such initiative to fulfil the objectives of the association this year.
THE HOST CITY: KOLKATA
Kolkata (also known as Calcutta, the official name until 2001) is the capital of the Indian state -West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, approximately 75 kilometres west of the border with Bangladesh, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port. The city is widely regarded as the “cultural capital” of India, and is also nicknamed the “City of Joy”.
As a nucleus of the 19th- and early 20th-century Bengal Renaissance and a religiously and ethnically diverse centre of culture in Bengal and India, Kolkata has local traditions in drama, art, film, theatre, and literature. Many people from Kolkata—among them several Nobel laureates—have contributed to the arts, the sciences, and other arenas. Kolkata hosts several eminent universities and medical colleges. West Bengal’s share of the Bengali film industry is based in the city, which also hosts venerable cultural institutions of national importance, such as the Academy of Fine Arts, the Victoria Memorial, the Asiatic Society, the Indian Museum and the National Library of India. Among professional scientific institutions, Kolkata hosts the Bose Institute, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Agri-Horticultural Society of India, Geological Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta Mathematical Society, Indian Science Congress Association, Zoological Survey of India, the Institution of Engineers, Anthropological Survey of India and the Indian Public Health Association to name a few. Though home to major cricketing venues and franchises, Kolkata differs from other Indian cities by giving importance to association football and other sports.
WEATHER AND PLACES OF INTEREST
Kolkata has a Tropical wet-and-dry climate. However, last week of February is the most pleasant time to be in Kolkata with the temperature ranging between 15-20˚ C.
Kolkata the ‘City of Joy’ of West Bengal is the most apt place for the eager visitants as places of interest in Kolkata are numerous. This eventful city with its many marvels has truly a lot to offer. It is one the most sought after destinations for the tourists from all over the globe. The British Raj-era architectural gems, sprawling gardens and historical colleges, universities, with museums, National Library, Auditoriums, Theater Halls, Art galleries, markets, The Festivals, sports stadium, banks of the Ganges river are of great attractions. It has many places of great pilgrimage. You definitely won’t forget the city on the Hooghly and a boat/ launch trip on it is truly enjoyable. Here is a very small list of attractions of Kolkata which you cannot miss:-
- Indian Museum
- Paul’s Cathedral Church
- Victoria Memorial Hall and Museum
- Jorasanko Thakurbari
- Town Hall
- Saheed Minar
- Howrah Bridge
- Princep Ghat
In the event of circumstances beyond its control, organizers of this conference reserve the right to alter the program, the speakers and the date or the venue.
THEME OF THE CONFERENCE
Science and technology play a vital role in our everyday life. It has diverse branches playing a significant role in the development and benefits of the society. The focal theme of the seminar is “Future India: Science and Technology” which will cover various topics with the aim to provide a common platform for interaction amongst budding learners and experts of the field.
- Chemical Sciences
- Physical Sciences and Engineering & Technology
- Mathematical Sciences & Computer Sciences
- Information technology and Library Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Medical / Veterinary & Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstracts are invited from the participants covering any of the aforementioned fields. Abstracts should be submitted through our online conference portal (url link). Deadline for receiving the abstracts is 20th February, 2019 till 12 AM. The participants are requested to strictly follow the guidelines given below.
GUIDELINE FOR PREPARATION OF ABSTRACTS
- Word limit – 300 words (Excluding Title and Author’s details)
- Font – Times New Roman
- Font Size – 12 pts for Body; 14 pts and bold for Title; 12 pts and italics for Author’s name.
- Line spacing – 1.5
- Title – Should be brief and indicative of the work done.
- Field/Category of Abstract – Should be mentioned on top of the page
- Name of the Author(s) – Full name of all the authors should be given with affiliation and address of the Institute. Name of the presenting author should be underlined. Presenting author must be a registered participant of the conference.
- Corresponding Author – Name of the corresponding author must be indicated with an asterisk. E-mail Id of Corresponding Author Must be mentioned along with affiliation and Institutional address
The submitted abstracts will be chosen for either oral or poster presentation by the scientific committee. The decision will be communicated to the participants on 22nd February, 2019.
- Poster – Not larger than 3ft (length) x 2.5 ft (width).
- Oral – Power-point presentations should be submitted to the members of technical committee at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the session. Time limit for presentation will be notified after selection.
MODE OF REGISTRATION
Through online portal (https://www.citycollegeisca.online). Last date of registration is 20th February, 2019 till 12 am.
REGISTRATION FEE (TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE)
- STUDENTS 500/-
- FACULTY/ Ph.D SCHOLAR/ OTHERS 1000/-
*NO TA/DA AND ACCOMODATION WILL BE PROVIDED*
**OFFLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT ALLOWED**
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