I am very pleased to learn that the 7th edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) will be held in Goa in December 2021. Since the first edition was held at IIT, Delhi, in 2015, IISF has grown as one of the showcase events of Science festivities in the country. Previous to the Covid-19 times, the festival used to attract great interest among scientists, students, children and in general public. In the previous edition, the online event also attracted one of the largest audiences for an online event. I have been fortunate to personally witness the excitement among different sections of people who attended or visited IISF in these times. Truly it can be said that IISF is serving its main purpose of promoting science among people and taking the achievements of Science in India to the general public. I am sure that this year’s event will also attract as much attention and that everyone will take the benefit of the festival to promote the spirit of Science. I wish organisers a very best for the successful IISF, 2021.
Dr. Shekhar C. MandeSecretary, DSIR & Director General, CSIR.
I am delighted to know that the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2021 is being jointly organised by Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) from 10 to 13 December 2021 at Goa with active participation of Government of Goa. IISF has emerged as a major interface to connect various stakeholders of science with society and has been organised every year since 2015. As the country is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, it is very apt for scientific community to have this as a main thematic focus of IISF 2021 that will instil a spark among students, researchers and scientists to take science forward to make nation “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.The Department of Biotechnology wishes a grand success to IISF- 2021 and congratulate all participants for their active contributions.
Dr. Rajesh S Gokhale Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
The achievements in science and technology at national level have been celebrated through” India International Science Festival (IISF)” since 2015. IISF is an unique platform where the joy of scientific activities has been observed. With the grand success of the last four IISF since 2015, we are looking forward to scintillating success of IISF 2019 in Kolkata.
Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar National President, Vijnana Bharati
India International Science Festival (IISF) has emerged as a unique platform to celebrate the achievements of science and technology for national development. With the grand success of IISF 2015, 16, 17 & 18, we are now looking forward to the scintillating success of IISF 2019 in the historic city of Kolkata.
Prof. Balram Bhargava Secretary DHR & Director General ICMR