First India International Science Festival begins at IIT-Delhi

The first India International Science Festival (IISF) has begun at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi campus. It has been organised by Union Ministry of Science and Technology.

The IISF is expected to be the country’s biggest ever Technology and Industrial Expo. Around 4,000 delegates from India and abroad are expected to take part in the festival.

Key facts

  • The five day festival (from 5th to 8th December) will showcase the achievements of Indian scientists and institutions.
  • It will provide a single platform to explore ways for translating academic research into industrial applications benefiting the common man.
  • It also seeks to encourage culmination of scientific temperament among youngsters, especially school children.
  • The festival will provide common platform for scientists to interact with each other for sharing ideas and knowledge.

On the occasion of this festival, Union Ministry of Science and Technology has organised a mass event in which 2,000 students are going to conduct an experiment at the same venue.

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