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Annual Indian Science Congress from Jan 3, 2018 postponed

Bengaluru, Dec 22 (UNI) The much anticipated Annual Science jamboree
the Indian Science Congress (ISC) scheduled to be organised by the Osmania
University in Hyderabad will give amiss to its routine inaugural
date of January 3 next year.
The five-day Congress, running into its 105th edition, has been
postponed and the fresh dates and venue is to be decided later
this month.
The ISC Association in a mention in its website had stated that
the Osmania University had informed that they are not in a position to
host the Congress due to certain issues in the campus.
Osmania University in a statement had stated that the
Association had indefinitely postponed the event and that it had
during the last three months had been tirelessly working to hold the
Congress. The State run University celebrating its centenary year
was keen to hold the event to promote scientific research. It said
that the University was flexible to the decision of shifting the
inaugural to outside the Campus.
Traditionally the Science Congres is the first public function of
Prime Minister in a calender year and the concluding remarks would
be from the President of India.
Actually at the last year's Congress in Tirupati, it was
announced that the next edition would be held in Odisha. However, it
was later shifted to Osmania University, Hyderabad.
The theme of the next edition was 'reaching the unreached
through Science and Technology'. The Congress gave an opportunity to
Scientists and Researchers to take stock of the developments in
various branches of Science during the year. More than 20 Nobel
Laureates (Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Peace,
Economics, Field prize in Mathematics) were expected to participate
in the Congress.
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