NIAS Foundation Day Celebrations


National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)

Foundation Day Celebrations

20 June 2020, Saturday, 1030-1230 hrs


Steering through Global Challenges of the 21st Century: Multidisciplinary Strategies for an Emerging India

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Dear friends of NIAS
Greetings from the Institute.

We are following with an earlier email from our Director about the NIAS Foundation Day to be held on 20 June 2020, Saturday, 1030-1230 hrs.

This email is a kind reminder regarding the same.

All the speakers have confirmed. We are looking forward to your online participation. The Zoom link is provided below.







Welcome Note

Dr Shailesh Nayak
Director, NIAS

Opening Remarks

Dr S Ramadorai
Chairman, NIAS Council of Management

Keynote Address

Shri Suresh Prabhu
The Prime Minister's Sherpa for the G-20 Summit & Adjunct Professor, NIAS

Science and Technology

Dr Renu Swarup
Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

Expanding India's global foot-print: Strategic and Security Challenges

Amb P S Raghavan
Chairman, National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) Government of India

Embracing risks and harnessing abundance-imperative on corporate affairs

Shri N Ganapathy Subramanian
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, TCS

Global Circuits and the Inequality of Trade Negotiations

Prof Narendar Pani
Dean, School of Social Sciences, NIAS

Vote of Thanks

Prof Anitha Kurup
Academic Head, PhD Programme, NIAS

Understandiing space time

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Release of a new volume by BV Sreekantan & Sisir Roy

Understanding Space, Time and Causality

Modern Physics and Ancient Indian Traditions

As a part of the foundation day celebrations, we are also releasing one of the recent books from the Institute.

Edited by Prof Sisir Roy and Prof Sreekantan, the book examines issues related to the concepts of space, time and causality in the context of modern physics and ancient Indian traditions. It looks at the similarity and convergence of these concepts of modern physics with those discussed in ancient Indian wisdom.


National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Campus, Bangalore, Karnataka

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Saturday, June 20, 2020