The Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, is going to host first BRICS Young Scientists Conclave in Bengaluru from 26-30th September, 2016. A group of about 50 young scientists from BRICS countries are participating in the event.
The meet would provide a platform for engaging, connecting and networking among young scientists to hold discussions and find solutions to some of the common challenges and problems being faced in BRICS countries. It will pave way for creation of strong generation of S&T leadership that can accelerate change collectively.
The participants are drawn from science, engineering and allied disciplines. The focus of the Conclave would be on three thematic topics – Computational Intelligence, Energy Solutions and Affordable Healthcare.
This BRICS Young Scientists Conclave assumes importance as it is taking place during India’s chairmanship of BRICS in 2016 under a focal theme of ‘Building, Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions’.
The event will be inaugurated by Prof K. Kasturirangan, former Rajya Sabha MP and former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).