Venue : Visva-BharatiUniversity, Shantiniketan
The 5th Indian Youth Science Congress will be held in December 2013 at Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan, West Bengal. Jointly organized by MSSRF, SRM University, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development and Visva-Bharati, the congress aims to provide a platform for young students and researchers to present their research work and discuss priority issues in enabling science and technology applications for human welfare. The congress is open to students and researchers in the field of Physical, Biological, Chemical, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
A key feature of this edition of Youth Science Congress will be an essay competition among the young scientists on “Vision for Science and Technology in pursuit of Excellence”. Ten best entries will be selected and will be provided an opportunity to present their views in the plenary session. The participants of the congress will have an opportunity to interact with a galaxy of senior scientists and policy experts in the field of Science and Technology. Details of the congress can be obtained from the websites of MSSRF, SRM University, Visva-Bharati and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development.  Details for this congress could also be obtained through e-mail
Who should participate:Participation is invited from young research scholars and students (B.Tech / M.Sc. / M.Tech / Ph.D / Post Doc) to present their work relevant to the themes mentioned above. Students and scholars who are not presenting their work can register as observers without submitting any abstract, and participate in all the events of IYSC.
How to Participate:Interested participants are requested to send the following on or before October 15, 2013 to the Organising Secretary, IYSC 2013, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Third Cross Street, Institutional Area, Taramani, Chennai – 600 113 or e-mail (
• One page abstract (not applicable for observers)
• Filled in registration form which can be downloaded at,, and
• Registration fee as Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation,payable at Chennai.
Essay Competition
This is aimed at giving an opportunity to young scientists to put their view points and vision for use of science and technology for ensuring a holistic development of our country. The essays titled “Vision for Science and Technology in pursuit of Excellence” could cover vision you have for combining scientific excellence and human development. Entries could highlight the pressing problems the country faces and what science and technology options could provide for solving these problems. It also could focus on a vision for a conducive and enabling environment in which scientists could achieve maximum productivity and contribute immensely in their career paths. Please mail your entries to with the subject, “Essay competition”. Essays are to be within 1500 words. A certificate from one of your faculty members should accompany the entries stating that these are original writings of the person submitting the entry.
10 best entries will be selected by a screening committee and selected entries will be provided a 10 min slot for making a presentation on these entries in the plenary session of the congress. The selected scientists will be provided free registration and accommodation and travel support for participation in the event, in addition to making their entries published in the proceedings in a separate section.
Registration Fees:
Scientists / Faculty members         : Rs. 1000
Research Scholar                           : Rs. 600
Students                                        : Rs. 400
Click here for Registration form
Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for travel.
Accommodation in guest houses will be arranged for all delegates.
Dates to Remember
Last date of receipt of abstract: October 15, 2013
Communication regarding ORAL/ Poster: October 20, 2013
Last date for registration as observers: October 30, 2013
About the Host Institutions
The fifth Indian Youth Science Congress is being jointly organized by M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, SRM University, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. The local organiser at West Bengal is Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan.
M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was registered in 1988 as a non-profit Trust. MSSRF is doing research in the following five areas: Coastal Systems Research, Biodiversity and Biotechnology, Ecotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture, Reaching the Unreached and Education, Communication, Training and Capacity Building. The Foundation is known for its emphasis on bottom-up participatory approach, which places people before technology. For more details log on to
SRM University
SRMUniversity with three sprawling campuses spread over 350 acres is one of the largest private Universities in India. SRM University includes faculty of Engineering and Technology, Management, Science and Humanities and Medicine and Health Sciences. It has got “A” grade equivalent to 5 stars by NAAC. World-class infrastructure including smart classrooms, hi-tech labs, latest instruments and equipment, research laboratories, modern library, Wi-Fi campus and hostels makes it possible to produce internationally competitive students. For more details log on to
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development
RGNIYD is an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, fully funded by the Government of India. RGNIYD functions as vital resource centre coordinating Training, Orientation, Research, Extension and Outreach initiatives for State, Central Governments and national level youth organization. The institute undertakes in depth research with a holistic approach to identify youth issues. For more details log on to

Visva-Bharati University
Visva-BharatiUniversityisone of India's major Central Govt. funded autonomous university located in Santiniketan,West Bengal. It was founded by Rabindranath Tagore who called it Visva Bharati, which means the communion of the world with India. Soon after independence, in 1951, the institution was given the status of a university and was renamed Visva-Bharati University. For more details log on to

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