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Young Scientists’ Conference (YSC)

Young Scientists’ Conference (YSC) is a part of the bigger canvass of India International Science Festival 2018, Lucknow. The main aim of this YSC is to provide an enabling ecosystem to young scientists/entrepreneurs/researchers (below the age of 40 years) where they can come, discuss and present their research findings and innovative ideas on the identified research themes. It will give an ample opportunity to the budding scientists to interact, discuss and share ideas to come up with interdisciplinary research models/programs keeping in view of the national flagship programs like, Make in India, Digital India, Swachchh Bharat, Swasth Bharat, Biodiversity and Environment; and various Frontier areas in Science (including all basic & applied sciences).

The conference activities will be spread over two days (05th -06th  October, 2018) including keynote, oral and postal sessions on relevant themes, besides panel discussions on various aspects related to career progression of the young scientists.

Mode of Participation:

Participation can be through (a) nominations and (b) through direct registrations. Each individual participant needs to register through a common portal of IISF 2018. The process of registration for the Young Scientists Conference (YSC) can be accessed at ( Registration is free and the local hospitality will be provided.

  • Who can nominate?
  • (i) Vice-Chancellors/Deans of Universities/ Academic Institutions
  • (ii) Directors of National R&D Laboratories
  • (iii) Principals of post-graduate colleges across the country
  • (iv) Heads of R&Ds (Industry)
  • (v) Heads of NGOs

(b) Participants can register online and can submit abstract while registering if interested. The abstracts would be selected for oral/poster presentation and acceptance for the same will be communicated on the registered email id of the participant. However, any one can register and participate in the event irrespective of submitting an abstract.

Mere registration does not ensure participation. A CONFIRMATION mail from the organizers would be required for participation. However, participants are required to submit their travel itinerary within one week of the receipt of confirmation mail. Otherwise, the organizers won’t take responsibility of their participation and can not arrange logistics.

Abstract Submission:

Interested delegates should submit their abstracts online latest by 31st July, 2018. Registration for YSC will close on 5th August, 2018. Each delegate will receive an automatic response mail upon submission. However, this response is not the acceptance of the abstract. Mode of presentation as oral/poster will be communicated through the confirmation mail. Abstracts are expected to be in the line with the identified themes.

Travel Support:

There are a few travel support for students, researchers and young faculty members who do not have any funding resources. You may send an email to the following address for travel support along with a recommendation letter from the head of your institution.


Eligibility: Young Scientists/ Faculties/PhD students/Postdoctoral fellows from Universities, Govt. Organizations, National Laboratories, Industry etc. Preferably below 40 years as on October 5, 2018

Coordinating Agencies: VIBHA& NIPGR


Dr. Debasis Chattopadhyay, NIPGR
Mob: +91 011-26735189
Dr. Meenakshi Munshi, DBT
Mob: +91 011-24361035
Dr. JajatiNayak, VECC
Mob: +91 9038864186