106th Indian Science Congress (ISC)-2019 on 3rd January in Jalandhar, Punjab. (Download PDF)

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Prime Minister inaugurated the 106th edition of Indian Science Congress at Jalandhar (January 3), an annual congregation that witnesses deliberations by top scientific minds of the country.

Map Of Jalandhar

Map Of Jalandhar

Map Of Jalandhar

  • The theme for ISC-2019 is ‘Future India-Science and Technology’ & it will be hosted by the Lovely Professional University (PLU), Jalandhar from January 3 - 7.

  • During the five day long congress, around 100 plus conferences and events of scientific and technology origin will also be held, where eminent personalities from DRDO, ISRO, DST, AIIMS, UGC, AICTE, and many elite universities of the USA, UK, India and other countries will participate

  • Other major attraction of ISC-2019 will be ‘Pride of India’ Expo to be organized separately under six gigantic stalls specially raised at LPU Campus. Exhibition organization is to popularize science amongst the youth to further prepare brilliant scientists and innovators of tomorrow.

Purpose for the Association

  • 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. MacMohan.

  • To advance and promote the cause of science in India.

  • To hold an annual congress at a suitable place in India.

  • To publish such proceedings, journals, transactions and other publications as may be considered desirable.

  • To secure and manage funds and endowments for the promotion of Science.

  • The first meeting of the Congress was held from January 15 - 17,1914 at the premises of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta.

Solar Powered Bus

  • Highlight is driverless solar-powered bus developed by the university students and faculty.

  • The bus has been built by a group of 300 engineering students from Mechanical, Electrical and IT departments of LPU in 12 months.

  • Around 10 - 30 people can board the bus at one time and it can run up to 70 km

  • The bus costs around Rs. 6 lakh and has a maximum speed of 30 km per hour

  • The bus uses GPS and Bluetooth for navigation and could be controlled within a radius of 10 metres.

  • The bus is slated to enter into commercial service later this year

  • The bus is completely pollution free and uses only renewable energy in the form of electric motor and solar power for propulsion

  • The technology works by using wireless signals detected through ultra-sonic and infra-red sensors

  • This bus is suitable for use at airports

- Published/Last Modified on: March 11, 2019

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