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MIT World Peace University to Host India’s First National Scientists Round Table Conference

New Delhi, India – For the first time in India, MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU) is set to host the prestigious ‘National Scientists Round Table Conference’ (NSRTC) from July 19, 2024, to July 21, 2024. This landmark event aims to bring together the nation’s foremost academic scientists, researchers, and scholars to foster collaboration and innovation across various scientific fields.


The NSRTC was recently announced at a press conference by senior scientist Padma Vibhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, Padma Bhushan Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Rahul Vishwanath Karad, MIT-WPU’s Executive President, Dr. R.M. Chitnis, Vice Chancellor, and NSRTC National Convener & Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Milind Pande. The conference is the brainchild of Rahul Vishwanath Karad, Executive President of MIT-WPU.

Rahul Vishwanath Karad, Executive President of MIT-WPU said, “We are honored to host India’s first ‘National Scientists Round Table Conference’ (NSRTC) at MIT World Peace University, a visionary initiative aimed at advancing scientific research and innovation in India. This conference is a platform for leading academic scientists, researchers, and scholars to exchange groundbreaking ideas and foster interdisciplinary collaboration. With the presence of esteemed scientists, we aspire to inspire the next generation of scientists and pave the way for transformative technologies. Our goal is to create a sustainable and human-centric developed India by 2047, setting a global benchmark for scientific excellence and innovation”.

The conference will be inaugurated on Friday, July 19, from 4 to 6 pm at the MIT-WPU campus in Kothrud, Pune. The event will be chaired by MIT-WPU Founder President Vishwadharmi Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad. Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Science and Technology, and Dr. Abhay Karandikar, DST Secretary, will grace the occasion as chief guests. Other notable attendees include Dr. N. Kalaiselvi, Director General and Secretary of CSIR, Padma Vibhushan Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Padma Bhushan Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Dr. Shekhar Mande, former Director General at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, Dr. Ganapati Yadav, former Vice-Chancellor of the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, and Prof. T. Pradeep from IIT Madras.

The closing ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 21, from 4 to 6 pm at Hotel Tip Top International. This conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and scholars to exchange experiences and research results in physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, and technology.

The primary goals of the National Scientists Round Table Conference 2024 are to present new ideas and directions that will support educators and researchers, particularly the budding young generation, in fundamental research across emerging fields of science and technology. The conference aims to inspire further research, foster interdisciplinary and international collaboration, and discover new patterns of development, methods of delivery, and ways to empower science. A key objective is to explore innovative approaches to creating an equitable, sustainable, and human-centric developed India by 2047, serving as a global role model through the development of cutting-edge technological tools. The conference will feature discussions on critical topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Materials and Processing, Agri Tech, Biotechnology, Climate Change, Digital Transformation, Health Care, Scientific Temper, and Spirituality.

In this three-day roundtable conference, notable participants include Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, DCSIR Secretary and CSIR Director General Dr. Kalaiselvi, Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Dr. Ganapati Yadav, Dr. Shekhar Mande, American scientist Dr. Ashok Joshi, Padmashri Dr. Thallapai Pradip, Prof. Dr. M.S. Ramachandra Rao, Dr. Richard Lobo, Prof. Dr. Ajit Kulkarni, Dr. Umesh Waghmore, Dr. Dipankar Das Sharma, Dr. Dinesh Aswal, Dr. Tata A. Rao, Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan, Prof. Anil Sahasrabuddhe, Dr. Niraj Khare, Dr. K. Sami Reddy, Dr. Atul Verma, Dr. Ashok Khandkar from the USA, Dr. Sumitra, ISRO scientist Dr. Ilangovan, Prof. Krupanidhi of IAS Bangalore, Prof. Anik Kumar, ICER Director Ashok Ganguly, Dr. Rajat Mona, Prof. Das Gupta, Dr. Nag Hanumaiah, Sameer Director Hanmantrao, Sydney University Prof. Dr. Kautubh Dalal, Purdue University Prof. Sachin Pol, and Dr. Sujata Chaklanobis, among approximately 130 scientists from across India. The event will be broadcast live on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.


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