North East witnessed a unique congregation of some of the leading scientists and thought leaders of the country on November 14. Presence of several Awardees of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award from different corners of the country and from different disciplines made the event unique.
The 3-day (November 14- November 16) event of ALIST-22 (Achieving Leadership for India in S&T) is jointly organized by The Assam Kaziranga University and The Institute of Frontier Science and Application, an organization under Science for Inclusive Development Trust.
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It is mentioned that ALIST- 22 has been initiated by the thought that while India had a glorious scientific past and unmatched potential, it didn’t enjoy an undisputed leadership position in science and technology.
The event brought together several recent winners of Shantiswarup Bhatnagar Award to carry out this analysis involving the cutting edge of India’s scientific and technology research.
The winners are Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee (IIT-Kharagpur), Dr. Binoy Kr Saikia (CSIR NEIST, Jorhat), Dr. Jeeemon Panniyammakal (SCTIMST, Kerala), Dr. Kanak Saha (IUCAA, Pune), Dr. Kayrat Saikrishnan (IISER, Pune), Dr. Kinshuk Dasgupta (BARC, Mumbai) and Dr. Vatsala Thirumalai (NCBS, TIFR, Bangalore) respectively.
It is noted that the technical and scholarly aspects of ALIST-22 were supervised by a National Organizing Committee (NOC), chaired by Dr. Prashant Goswami, Chairman, Institute of Frontier Science and Application (IFSA) and co-chaired by Dr. P. K. Mishra, Vice Chancellor, KU.
ALIST-22 created some unique opportunities for students and faculty of Kaziranga University and other local organizations. Two Interactive Sessions, Students-Awardees and Faculty–Awardees sessions were organized for young scientists.
Moreover, a large number of students and faculty participated through poster presentations and took part in question-answer sessions with the Awardees.