Book Release Function and Panel Discussion: ‘When Science Meets the Public, How do you Bridge the Gap?’, 4-7 pm, CSIR Auditorium, Rafi Marg, New Delhi


The discussion follows the publication of

Bridging the Communication Gap in Science and Technology in India

Edited by Pallava Bagla and V.V. Binoy

Date: Monday, October 9, 2017

Time: 4-6 pm

Venue: CSIR Main Auditorium, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Headquarters, Anusandhan Bhawan, 2 Rafi Marg, New Delhi  110001


This important and topical volume edited by senior science journalist Mr Pallava Bagla and scientist Dr V.V. Binoy provides a snapshot of existing science communication policy and practice in India across different S&T sectors, and offers solutions to building effective communication.

The volume includes academic, policy and practice-driven papers by scholars, practitioners and bureaucrats who have in many cases formulated or been at the helm of S&T communication strategies in independent India, and who offer innovative and new solutions for improving public communication on science and technology in the country.

Read more about the book and its editors and contributors here.

Programme Schedule

Book release by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister, Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences

Panel discussion by:

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Science and Technology,

Dr Girish Sahni, Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi

Prof. Deepak Kumar, Emeritus Professor,  School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University  

Mr Pallava Bagla, Correspondent, Science and Science Editor, New Delhi Television (NDTV)

Mr Hasan Jawaid Khan, Editor, Science Reporter, NISCAIR, will moderate the panel discussion.


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Copies of the book will be available for sale at attractive discounts at the venue.

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Monday, October 9, 2017