The objective of Kerala Science Congress is to revitalize the Research and Development (R&D) activities in the State and to identify new talents in scientific research in Kerala.
The Kerala Science Congress is conducted as an annual event during the last week of January every year, provides a forum for interaction and deliberation, review of the present status of R&D efforts and to formulate strategies for better utilization of scientific and technical manpower for the overall development of the State of Kerala. The event provides a platform for encouraging talented young scientists of Kerala to contribute towards the promotion of Science and Technology in the State.
The Kerala Science Congress covers technical sessions including theme lectures by eminent scientists, research presentation by young researchers, post graduate student interaction programme and children’s science congress. Talented young researchers are honoured with ‘Young Scientist Award’. ‘Best Paper Awards’ are given to selected papers presented under different subject areas. Exhibition of photographs and video clippings related to the natural disasters, particularly focusing on the August 2018 flood also form part of the science congress event.
Participants for the Kerala Science Congress include Researchers, Technologists, Teachers, Industrialists, Environmentalists, Engineers, Planners, Policy Makers, Social Workers and Students. There is no restriction on participant’s locality or place of birth.