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  • Date: 22nd May, 2015
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Day 1: 22nd May, 2015

11:00 -11:45 Inauguration by Hon'ble Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India
  Guests of Honor
  Hon’ble Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, Governor of Karnataka
  Hon’ble Shri Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka
  Prof. C. N. R. Rao, Honorary President, JNCASR
  Shri S. R. Patil, Minister of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka
  Prof. U. R. Rao, Former Chairman, Space Commission

Theme Time Topic Speaker
Opening of Deliberations 11:45-13:00 Invited Lecture Satyajit Mayor, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru
Seminar: Session 1

Development in Karnataka: Challenges and Alternatives

14:05-15:00 Seminar Inauguration H S Doreswamy,Freedom Fighter
    What constitutes development: Assessing development in Karnataka Dr. T R Chandrashekar, Economist
    People’s Science Movement's response to sustainable development of Karnataka Jaykumar H S, BGVS, Karnataka
    Chairperson’s remark Prof. Abdul Aziz, National Law School of India University
Session 2

Development of lives and livelihoods: Agendas in 21st century Karnataka

15:05-15:45 Land use policy in the present context Prof. Abdul Aziz, National Law School of India University
Agriculture and Food Security Dr. T. N. Prakash Kammaradi Chairman, Karnataka Agriculture Price Commission
Changing Rural Technological needs Representative, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology
Session 3 16:20-17:15 Water Literacy to meet the challenge of Water Governance Dr. Sharachchandra, Lele ATree, Bengaluru
Abuse of commons Leo Saldanha, Environment Support Group, Bengaluru
Industrial development in the state and IT: Promise and Reality V Sridhar, Frontline
Panel Discussion:

20 years of WTO

18:00 -20:00 Chairperson Prof. Venkatesh Athreya
Agriculture Dr. Vijoo Krishnan, All India Kisan Sabha, New Delhi
IP, Services, Free Trade Agreements Dr. Amit Sen Gupta, Delhi Science Forum
Global trade Regime Dinesh Abrol,Delhi Science Forum

Day 2: 23rd May, 2015

Theme Time Venue Topic Speaker / Oganisation
Plenaries 09:30 - 11:00 JnanaJyoti Auditorium,Central College Campus Science, Mythology and Scientific Temperament D.Raghunandan
Delhi Science Forum
      Making friends with Science Dr D. Balasubramanian
LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
      Self-Reliance, Reforms and Policy Alternatives Dinesh Abrol
Delhi Science Forum
      Energy & Development: Alternatives Vivek Monteiro
Navnirmithi, Mumbai
Tea break 11.00-11.30      
Workshops on Science,Mythology And Scientific Temperament – PARALLEL SESSIONS        
Workshop 1:Science and History in India 11:30 - 13:30 Senate hall India's contribution to Science TV Venkateshwaran
VigyanPrasar, New Delhi
      Historical, Mythology, Explanation Prof. Rajan Gurukal
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
      Science & Society in ancient India Dr Shyamal Chakravarty
Pashchim Banga Vigyan Mancha
Workshop 2:Scientific Temperament - The People’s Science Movement’s perspective 11:30-13:30 Seminar HallHome Science College   D. Raghunandan
Delhi Science Forum
        S. Chatterjee
Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti, Karnataka
Workshop 3:Education and Science 11:30-13:30 Home Science College Quality Science Education Vivek Monteiro
Navnirmati, Mumbai
      Science Education and Scientific Temperament Amitabh Pandey
Workshop 4:Science and Technology Institutions- Trajectory, Research and Democratisation 11:30-13:30 Seminar HallJnanaJyoti Auditorium   R.Ramanujam
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
        Dr D. Balasubramanian
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
        Dinesh Abrol
Delhi Science Forum
Workshop 5:Culture and Communication – Art and Science againstpseudo-science 11:30-13:30 Home Science college   Naresh Prerna
Harayana Gyan Vigyan Samiti
LUNCH BREAK 13.30-14.30      
Parallel Workshops on Self Reliance, Development Policies and Alternatives        
Workshop 1:Paths to Industrialisation - Make in India and Self Reliance 14:30-16:30 Home Science college   Dinesh Abrol
Delhi Science Forum
        Dr R. Ramachandran
      Defence Industry D. Raghunandan
Delhi Science Forum
Workshop 2: Environment, Energy, Development, Climate Change-India's Paris Commitments & Low-Carbonequitable pathways 14:30-16:30 Home Science College   D.Ragunandan
Delhi Science Forum
        Ashok Shreenivas
Prayas, Pune
Workshop 3:Education and Skill Development 14:30-16:30 Seminar Hall ofJnanaJyoti Auditorium Skill Development Dr R. V. G. Menon
Kerala Shastra SahityaParishat
      Issues of Pedagogy Dr Rohit Dhankar
Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
      Vocational Training Dr Rajalakshmi
Smt. VHD Govt. Home Science College
        Dr Ashok Shettar,
Vice Chancellor, KLE Technological University
Workshop 4:Public Health, Neo-liberal Polices and the withdrawal of the State 14:30-16:30 Home Science college   Dr Amit Sen Gupta
Delhi Science Forum
        Dr T. Sundararaman
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Workshop 5:Crisis in Agriculture, Land-use Changes, Land Acquisition 14:30-16:30 Seminar Hall ofHome Science College   Dr Parthib Basu
University of Calcutta
        Dr Vijoo Krishnan
All India Kisan Sabha, New Delhi
Workshop 6:Urbanisation and Infrastructure: New policies,Equity and Sustainability 14:30-16:30 Home Science College   Dr P K Ravindran
Kerala Shastra SahityaParishat
        Dr Solomon Benjamin
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
        Ms. Meera Menon
ActionAid, Hyderabad
        Dr Amir Bazaz
Indian Institute for Human Settlements Bengaluru
Workshop 7:Culture and Communication: Alternatives in Science Communication   Home Science College    
Tea Break 16.30-17.00      
Share your ideas 17:00-20:00 Home Science College   T. V. Venkateshswaran
Vigyan Prasar,New Delhi

Day 3: 24th May, 2015

Theme Time Venue Topic Speaker
Sub-Plenaries - Parallel Sessions
Health 09:30-11:30 Jnana Jyoti Auditorium Commercialisation and Privatisation in Health Sector Dr Amit Sen Gupta,
Delhi Science Forum
  Dr T. Sundararaman,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Gender and Social Justice 09:30-11:30 Jnana Jyoti Auditorium Effects of Budget roll-back and Changing Policies on Women, Dalits, Adivasis and Minorities in Current Context T. Ramesh,
Jana Vijnana Vedike, Telangana
  Komal Srivatsava,
BGVS, Rajasthan
  Dr M. S. Ashadevi,
Kannada Writer
  Nemi Chandra,
Kannada Writer
  Ms. Madhri Krishnaswamy,
Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sanghatan, Indore
Environment and Development 09:30-11:30 Senate Hall Challenges in Environment and Development in India D.Raghunandan,
Delhi Science Forum
TSR Subramanian Committee Report and Implications Prof. M K Ramesh,
National Law School of India University Bengaluru
Agriculture C. G. Ramanjaneyulu,
Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Hyderabad
  Dr Dinesh AbrolDelhi Science Forum
Tea break        
Workshops (parallel sessions)
Workshop 1:Environment, Energy and Climate Change 11:45-16:45 Seminar Hall of Jnana Jyoti Auditorium TSR Subramanian Committee Recommendations and Dilution of Environmental Regulations Dr V. S.Vijayan,
Salim Ali Foundation, Thrissur
  Anu Jogesh,
New Delhi
Thermal PowerPlants & Pharma Industry Prof. B. N. Reddy,
Jana VigyanaVedikeTelangana
Western Ghats C. Yethiraju,
Tumkur Science Society, Karnataka
Water Crisis and Faulty Urban Development Seema Kumar,
Delhi Science Forum
Flawed Models for Solid Waste Management D. Raghunandan,
Delhi Science Forum
  Prof. N Nandini, Bangalore University
Workshop 2:Anti-Superstition Bill: Perspective and CampaignOPEN SESSION 11:45-16:45 Senate Hall,Central College Campus   Manisha,
Advocate, Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti, Pune
  Prof.Prajval Shastri,
Indian Institute of Astro Physics, Bengaluru
  Tarkasheel Samaj, Punjab
  Vigyan Manch, Haryana
  Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha, West Bengal
  Satish Jarakiholi,
Minister for Small Scale Industries, GoK
Karnataka Rajya Raita Sangha
  C. H. Hanumantaraya,
Advocate, BengaluruShrishaila Ghooli, BGVS
Discussants Dr. Vasundhara Bhupathi, KRVP.
N Prabha, BGVS Karnataka
Chairperson Dr G. Ramakrishna,
Workshop 3:Health for All 11:45-16:45 Home Science College   Suresh,
Jana Vignana Vedike, Telangana
Haryana Gyan Vigyan Samithi
  Dr Praksah C. Rao,
Janarogya Andolana, Karnataka
Workshop 4: Education and Skill Development
Workshop 4A:Literacy and Continuing Education 11:45-16:45 Home Science College   Omprakash Bhuratiya,
  Dr Kasinath Chatterjee
  Prof. K. Sreedharan,
Kerala Shastra SahityaParishat
  K. K. Krishnakumar,
Kerala Shastra SahityaParishat
Workshop 4B:Best Practices in Context of RTE 11:45-16:45 Home Science College   C. Ramakrishnan,
  Alex George,
Action Aid, Hyderabad
  Asha Mishra,
Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti
  Paresh J. M.,
BGVS, Maharashtra
Workshop 4C:Basic and elementary education 11:45-16:45 Home Science College   Dr Madhavan,
Tamilnadu Science Forum
  Prasanna Kumaran Pillai,
  Asha Mishra,
  Chegareddy F C,
BGVS Karnataka
Workshop 4D:Secondary and Higher Education 11:45-16:45 Home Science College   V. Balasubramaniam
Jana Vijnana Vedike, Telangana
  K. N. Ganesh
Director, Indian Institute for Scientific Education and Research
  Prof. M. Vijayan,
IISc, Bengaluru
  Krishna Rajulu Naidu,
Jana VignanaVedike, Telangana
  Shyamal Chakravarty,
PaschimBangaVignana Mancha
  Prof. S Shettar,
Historian, Karnataka
  Prof.Jeevan Kumar,
Bangalore University
Workshop 5: Agriculture, Rural development and livelihoods (Parallel Sessions)
Workshop 5A:Agriculture 11:45-16:45 Home Science College Agricultural Co-operation N. K. Sasidharan & Gopinathan,
Kerala Shastra Sahitya Parishat
Agro-Ecology Parthib Basu,
University of Calcutta
Food Security Neetu Sharma,
National Law School Of India University
Vaadi Project Experience Uma Shankar Subhash,
Madhya Pradesh Vigyan Samiti
Water Management Vinayak Tulsi
Workshop 5B:Rural Non-farm Livelihood 11:45-16:45 Home Science College   Centre for Technology and Development Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  Society for Technology and Development, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
  Madhya Pradesh Vigyan Sabha, Madhya Pradesh
Workshop 6: Science Communication, Popularisation and Culture 11:45-16:45 Home Science College   Arunabha Mishra,
Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha
  T V Venkateshwaran,
Delhi Science Forum
  Sumangala Mummigatti, Science Communicator
Workshop 7: Gender & Social Justice (Parallel Sessions)
Workshop 7A: Interventions on Gender and Social Justice: experience sharing, future planning 11:45-16:45 Home Science College   Dr M.S. Ashadevi,
Kannada Writer
Advocate, Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti, Pune
Workshop7B: Increasing Atrocities on Women, Dalits, Adivasis, Minorities: Problems and Challenges 11:45-16:45 Home Science College   Sumitra Chandel
  Vandana Mahajan
  Usha Rani
  Asha Mishra,
Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti
Cultural Programmes, Film Shows and exhibition 17:00-20:00      

Day 4: May 25th May, 2015

10:00-10:05 Welcome Dr VasundharaBhupati,
Secretary, Karnataka RajyaVigyanaParishat
10:05-10:20 Cultural Programme
10:20-10:35 Valedictory Address Prof. MRN Murthy,
Scientist, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
10:35-12:30 Chairperson S V Sankanuru,
President Karnataka RajyaVigyanaParishat
Chief Guests Dinesh Amin Mattu,
Media Advisor to CM, Karnataka
Dr A Balachandra Rao,
S G Siddaramaiah,
Kannada Writer
Dr S Chatterjee,
Vice President, AIPSN
D. Raghunandan,
President, AIPSN
AIPSN Secretary
L Hanumantaiah,
Kannada Writer
Prof. M S Shaila,
Scientist, IISc and BGVS Karnataka
C Ramakrishnan,
President, BGVS, Karnataka
Vice President, BGVS, Karnataka
Pandit Balure,
Convener, KRVP
Vice President, KRVP
MS Manohar,
12:30-12:40 Vote of thanks N Prabha,
Secretary BGVS Karnataka
12:40-01:30 Cultural Programme