Second Baldev Raj Memorial Lecture : “Global Sustainable Development: Role of Science, Technology and Innovation” by Dr. R Chidambaram, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS, 1800hrs

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus

Bengaluru-560 012

 (As a part of the NIAS-DST Training Programme on

Science & Technology: Global Developments and Perspectives)



Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Director, Faculty & Staff at NIAS

Invite you to the






“Global Sustainable Development:

Role of Science, Technology and Innovation


to be delivered by


Dr. R Chidambaram

Former Principal Scientific Advisor to GoI &

Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission


Chairperson: Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Director, NIAS

Date:               Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Time:               6.00 pm (Coffee/Tea: 5.30 pm) 

Venue:             JRD Tata AuditoriumNIAS, IISc Campus, Bengaluru 560 012


About the Speaker: Dr. Rajagopala  Chidambaram  became the Director of  the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre(BARC) in 1990. He was Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, from 1993 to 2000. Since 2001, he is the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India. Dr. Chidambaram is one of India’s distinguished experimental physicists. He played a leading role in the design and execution of the Peaceful Nuclear Explosion experiment at Pokhran in 1974 and also led the DAE team which designed the nuclear devices and carried out the Pokhran tests in May 1998 in cooperation with the DRDO. He has D.Sc Degrees (h.c) from twenty Universities from India and abroad and more than 200 research publications in refereed journals. All his research work has been in India.


He was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the IAEA and member of the Executive Committee of the International Union of Crystallography, the last three years as its Vice-President. He has held many honorary positions as Chairman, Board of Governors of IIT Bombay and IIT Madras, President of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology, Chairman, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) of Department of Science and Technology and President, Materials Research Society of India.  He is a Member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change and Chairman of the High-Level Committee for the National Knowledge Network. He is currently a member of the Space Commission. Dr. Chidambaram has won many Awards including  the  Padma Vibhushan, in 1999. He has emphasized the need for 'Coherent Synergy' (a phrase he has coined) in India's S&T efforts to help put India on a sustained fast-growth path.  He has also focused on the importance of ‘Directed Basic Research’ as an additionality (not a substitute) to self-directed basic research.


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All are cordially invited



For further information, please contact Dr. M B Rajani <>

Tuesday, January 29, 2019