Indian Science Congress

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Prime Minister will inaugurate inaugural session of the 108th Indian Science Congress through video conferencing on January 3, 2023.


  • Indian Science Congress, the annual gathering of researchers in the country is organised by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).
  • Theme: “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment.”
  • The first meeting of the Congress was held from January 15-17, 1914 at the premises of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
  • Sections covered in ISC: There are fourteen sections which includes Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Earth System Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Medical Sciences etc.


What is Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)?

  • Established in 1914, ISCA is a professional body under Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • ISCA owes its origin to the foresight and initiative of two British Chemists, namely, Professor J. L. Simonsen and Professor P.S. MacMahon.


Q1) Who established the Asiatic Society of Bengal?

This society was founded on Jan. 15, 1784, by Sir William Jones, a British Orientalist, to encourage Oriental studies. At its founding, Jones delivered the first of a famous series of discourses.

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