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26th Kerala Science Congress logs on to cyber space

26th Kerala Science Congress logs on to cyber space

Trivandrum: The official website of the 26th edition of the prestigious Kerala Science Congress which will be held at Kalpetta in Wayanad from January 28-31, 2014 was inaugurated today by Prof. V N Rajasekharan Pillai, Executive VP of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE) in Thiruvananthapuram.

The Kerala Science Congress (KSC) is held annually with the objective of revitalising research and development (R&D) in the State and identifying new talent in scientific research in Kerala. Around 1,000 delegates are expected to take part in the 26th KSC which is organised jointly by the KSCSTE and its R&D centres.

Traditional Knowledge (TK) has been chosen as the Special Theme of the 26th KSC in the backdrop of a resurgence of interest in this in area among academicians, researchers and policymakers.

The website, ksc.kerala.gov.in, provides details of the event and enables online registrations for participants. The new KSC website is now open for accepting registration for participation, for oral presentation, for the best paper competition and poster presentation. The last date for registration and extended abstract submission is October 31, 2013 and for submission of full papers for the Best Paper Award is November 10, 2013. Detailed guidelines are available online.

As part of the KSCSTE’s efforts to encourage young researchers, the KSC will also host the State Young Scientist Awards, the Best Paper Awards, Post Graduate Student interaction programme and Children’s Science Congress. Along the sidelines of the KSC will be a National Science Exhibition where many of the leading S&T establishments are expected to showcase their research and development activities.

The KSC serves as a platform for interaction and exchange of ideas among scientists and young researchers working in different parts of the country. Scientists and scholars will deliver talks on specified themes and research papers will be selected for oral presentation. Speeches by special invitees, presentations by participants, general papers, contest papers and posters in the identified subject areas will be part of the event.

Prof. George Varghese, Director, KSCSTE and General Convenor, KSC; and KSCSTE Media Consultant, A Prabhakaran were present on the occasion.

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