NIAS-DST Online programme on Policy for Science and Science for Policies

NIAS-DST Online Programme on

“Policy for Science and Science for Policies”



Dear All,


We are happy to inform you that the NIAS-DST Programme on “Policy for Science and Science for Policies” which is now ninth in the series, for scientist-administrators and technologists at the Directors/Divisional Heads/Chief Scientists/Senior Scientists grade from various scientific organizations in the country will be conducted during October 25 to 29, 2021. Prof. Sangeetha Menon and Dr Anant Kamath are the Co-ordinators of this Programme.


While we welcome you to attend the various sessions of this important programme, specifically we have great pleasure in inviting you to the Inaugural Lecture by Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India at 9.30 AM on Monday, the 25th October 2021. The Programme includes lectures with focal topics such as The Pandemic and Lessons for Science Policy, Education and Science Policy, Mental Health Policy for India etc. There will be two evening sessions, one on 27 Oct at 5.00 PM, which will be a panel discussion on AI and Society: Policies, Possibilities and Challenges for India. The second evening session is a Lecture-performance on 28 Oct, 5.00 PM by Jayachandran Palazhy (Founder Director, Attakkalari) on “Interdisciplinary Approaches in Dance”. A copy of the detailed programme is attached for your information. 


The programme ends with Valedictory Address by Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Director, NIAS on 29th  October 2021 at 1130 hours.


The programme will be held on Microsoft Teams Platform and the link for the same is given below.


Click here to join the meeting



With regards,

Yours sincerely,

P Srinivasa Aithal

Monday, October 25, 2021 to Friday, October 29, 2021