Saturday 4 August 2018

Call for Nomination: NIAS-DST Training Programme on "Policy for Science and Science for Policies" | 1-5 October | NIAS Bangalore

NIAS-DST Training Programme on "Policy for Science and Science for Policies"
October 1 to 5, 2018
at National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, India

Invitation for Nomination
The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) has been organizing with support from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, training programmes to provide the orientation and planning skills required for scientists/technocrats of the country, and in particular, to offer views of the broader scientific, economic, social and cultural milieu in which the Indian scientific enterprise could develop in this century.  The large pool of scientific and technical manpower in many Indian institutions has not had the benefit of either induction training or a system of regular in-service training that is available to other cadre-based services.  In order to bridge this gap, this Programme which is now seventh in the series for scientist-administrators and technologists at the Directors/Divisional Heads/Chief Scientists/Senior Scientists position from various scientific organizations in the country will focus on the theme 'Policy for Science and Science for Policies'. The Programme will be conducted during October 1 to 5, 2018. Consistent with the mission of NIAS, its programmes emphasize the development of leadership qualities through the integration of multidisciplinary knowledge. 

About the Training Programme
The training programme includes several technical lecture sessions (including the Inaugural and Valedictory function), and cultural programme. There will be a session on Yoga practice in the mornings.  The defining feature of lecture pattern in our programmes consists is the interactive session with distinguished faculty drawn from different organisations and occupations. The general format is a presentation for 45 minutes followed by discussions for 45 minutes. The participants would be encouraged to interact in-depth as much as possible with the speakers. The programme will draw speakers from across the nation to address some of the following topics:
  • Information Technology and Robotics
  • Science Policy and Security
  • Science Policy, Education and Culture
  • Energy Policies and Climate Change
  • Science and Society
  • Science and Communication
More information about the lectures will be provided to the nominated participants.

Infrastructure: Situated on five acres of land within the verdant campus of the Indian Institute of Science, the buildings of NIAS have a strikingly distinctive architecture with elegant lines and arched corridors. The fully furnished guest rooms make the visitors' and programme participants' stay a pleasant one. NIAS organizes a variety of programmes and public events. The campus of NIAS is often admired for its peaceful and green environs, an atmosphere conducive to research.
The facilities of NIAS include JRD Tata Auditorium, Lecture Hall, Conference Halls, Guest Rooms, Dining Hall and Green House for open-air activities. These facilities are used from time to time for various activities of the Institute and when they are not being used by the Institute it is available for others.
Since the programme is residential, NIAS will arrange boarding and lodging facilities.  In view of this guideline, it is necessary that all the participants stay in the campus. The outstation participants will be received at the Bengaluru airport.

Nominations: The Programme participants will be from various institutions like DST, DRDO, DAE, ISRO, ICMR, ICAR, CSIR, DSIR, and Universities. No participation fee is involved for attending this essentially residential programme.  Only the travel expenses to Bengaluru and return are to be met by the nominating organizations as stipulated by DST.  Participation in this Programme is limited to 25 individuals.  
Last date for receiving nominations: August 31, 2018.

National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560012, Telephone: 080-22185025, Email:

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