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  1. 1. Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray 150th Birth Anniversary Commemoration ACHARYA P C RAY NATIONAL YOUNG SCIENTISTS’ CONFERENCE 17-18 December, 2011 Venue : Presidency University and Calcutta University (Main Campus) College Street, KolkataScientific Pavilionand ExhibitionFOCAL THEMEAdvances in Chemical,Pharmaceutical andAyurvedic Sciences Science can wait but swaraj can not - P C Ray3rd Rashtreeya YuvaVaijnanik Sammelan,Vijnana Bharati Presidency University Vivekananda Vijnan Mission Calcutta University (Vijnana Bharati, WB unit)
  2. 2. Acharya P C Ray National Young Scientists Conference India has a long tradition of scientific culture and remained as beacon of wisdom andlearning. Acharya P C Ray advocated ‘We have reason to believe that ancient India was the cradleof Mathematical sciences’. Acharya’s book, ‘A History of Hindu Chemistry’ gives detailed accountof our scientific heritage and Indian contribution to science. In the pre-independence Britishperiod, some great scientists took giant efforts to revive our scientific tradition. Acharya PrafullaChandra Ray was pioneer among them. India having the third largest number of scientific human resources and being fast growingdeveloping nation is at the verge of many basic issues which can be addressed through theintervention of science and technology. In the world of scientific community, India is going tocontribute the biggest number of young scientists and technocrats. National Young Scientists’ Dr A P J Abdul Kalam garlandingConference at Kolkata is one of the largest conglomeration of Young scientists and students of Acharya P C Ray’s photo on hisIndia discussing and debating their research findings and the present scenario in the Indian 150th Birth Day in Keral with Engineer A Jayakumar, General Secretary,context. The need and the issues related to scientific research in many fields will be discussed in Vijnana Bharati, on his right sidegroups as well as together with the policy makers and the great scientists of the country. Acharya P C Ray (born on 2 August 1861), the father of Indian Chemical Industry and a rolemodel in the scientific world, is a real inspiration and guiding force for the younger generation. Thisconference has been dedicated to Acharya P C Ray to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary tohighlight his contributions. Acharya started his journey as a teacher and scientist in the Presidency College (nowPresidency University) in 1889 and continued there till his retirement at 1916 and thereaftercompleted his journey and spent rest of his life from 1916 to 1936 in the University College ofScience, Calcutta University where he built up the department of Chemistry to a great height andbreathed his last in a room at the campus. Both the Universities nourished and cherished byAcharya P C Ray’s presence and contributions have joined together with Vivekananda VijnanMission (Bengal chapter of Vijnana Bharati) to organise this Young Scientists’ Conference. This isthe third National Young Scientists’ Conference initiated by Vijnana Bharati. We are most privileged and confident in announcing this unique scientific meet at the Procession by students at Howrah onpremises of Presidency University and Calcutta University. The patronage and support of Dr Acharya P C Ray’s 150th Birth DayT Ramasami, Secretary, DST, GOI; Prof S K Brahmachari, DG, CSIR and Dr K Radhakrishnan,Chairman, ISRO and many other highly recognized institutions and individuals will truly create anew road map and high enthusiasm in the thought process of Indian youngsters.FOCAL THEME OF THE CONFERENCE:‘Advances in the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Ayurvedic Sciences’.OBJECTIVES: To imbibe a scientific spirit among the youth through presenting Acharya’s multifaceted life. To bring together the young scientists of the country engaged in research in the field of science and technology. To create awareness and giving exposure to the younger generation about the scientific and technological needs of the country. To have an interface between senior scientists and technocrats and the young scientific community. To synchronize the social needs with the existing and forthcoming research work in the Books and DVD Release Ceremony on country. 20th May, 2011 on J C Bose : Prof Sibaji Raha, Director, Bose Institute; Swami Atmapriyananda, Familiarizing the youngsters with the achievements of the countrys R&D institutions. VC, RK Vivekananda University; Sri N C Jha, Chairman, Coal India Ltd; Prof Siddhartha Roy, To encourage the multidisciplinary interactions. Director, IICB; Prof Kankan Bhattacharya, Director, IACS To grow patriotic brotherhood and fraternity among scientists for the development of our country. To make them feel proud of rich Indian scientific heritage and thus getting inspired and invigorated with zeal. Website : E-mail :
  3. 3. Acharya P C Ray National Young Scientists ConferencePLAN OF THE CONFERENCE: The conference include Plenary lectures, Invited Lecturesand Contributory Research papers in the form of oral presentation in English only and posterpresentation both in English and Hindi languages.PARTICIPANTS: The Conference is opened for Young Scientists, Technocrats, Academicians,Policy Makers, Entrepreneurs, Research Scholars, Students and other professionals havinginnovative practice and ideas and likings for science.AGE LIMIT FOR PARTICIPATION: The participants within 40 years of age are eligibleto join the conference as DELEGATE and those above 40 years as OBSERVER.CALL FOR PAPERS: Delegates are invited to submit Papers only in English on following topics: National award to Vijnana Bharati for Science1. Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Life Science) 2. Industrial Chemistry & communication received from Hon Minister forChemical Technology 3. Pharmacy 4. Ayurveda. Science & Technology, Sri Kapil SibalThe abstract should be attached with registration form of Conference. In case of jointauthorship, Paper must be presented by young scientist within 40 years of age.The abstract of Papers should be typed in A-4, single space, 12 point, Times New Roman //(English), 1 margin in all sides, with words count/limit upto 250 words in MS Word/PDF/tifffile. On top left corner of abstract, contributors are informed to mark the topic of research paper.CARDINAL DATES : 1. Last date of submission of Abstract along with 31st October, 2011 Registration Form by E-mail or by post Dr S P Gautam, Dr Madhavan Nair, Dr APJ 2. Notification of acceptance of Papers 15th November, 2011 Abdul Kalam, Dr Kailash Vijayvargiya, Minister for S& T, Govt of M P at the inaugural ceremony 3. Last date of submission of Registration Form 7th December, 2011 of Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan - 2007REGISTRATION FEES :Category Type of Registration fee with Registration fee withoutNo. Delegates boarding and lodging boarding and lodging 1. Institutional/Sponsored Rs. 5000.00 Rs. 4000.00 Delegate (2 delegates) 2. Delegate / Observer * Rs. 1500.00 Rs. 1000.00 3. Accompanying Persons Rs. 1200.00 Rs. 800.00 (without Registration kit) 4. Students (upto Masters) # Rs. 500.00 Rs. 300.00 Inauguration of A J C Bose 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata by Prof F P Marconi in presence of Dr V P Bhatkar, Dr P C Banerjee and* Vijnana Bharati Life members, faculty members of Presidency University and Calcutta Rev P C Mathew, PrincipalUniversity will get 50% concession on above charges of delegate/observer.# Students should bring college Identity Card.Account payee cheque/draft (payable at Kolkata) should be drawn in the name of ‘P C RayConference Committee.’ Cheques should be All India payable at par.Online payment may be done from one’s own Account only to S/B Account No-95982010057188,Syndicate Bank, Salt Lake city, Kolkata, IFSC Code-SYNB0009598.SPOT REGISTRATION : If situation permits, Spot Registration will be provided withoutguarantee for accommodation and kitbag.ACCOMMODATION : The hostel type accommodation will be arranged for students and Prof Sanjib Ghosh, Principal, Presidencyscholars. Accommodation for others will be mainly on sharing basis in Govt./Research Institute College releasing book on Sir J C Boseguest houses/moderate rate hotels. Those desirous of having single/double bed/special with author Dr N C Mondalaccommodation may request organisers for which extra payment may be levied.PROGRAMME VENUE :Presidency University and Calcutta University (Main campus), College Street, Kolkata. Website : E-mail :
  4. 4. Acharya P C Ray National Young Scientists ConferenceABOUT KOLKATA:Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the capital of West Bengal State. Located on the eastbank of the Hooghly River, it is the commercial capital of eastern India.Kolkata served as the capital of India during the British Raj until 1911 when due to growingnational movement in Bengal, the capital was shifted to Delhi. The city is noted for its vibrantpolitical culture ranging from the Indian struggle for independence to contemporary politics.Once the center of modern education, science, culture and politics in India, Kolkata producedScientists like J C Bose, Satyen Bose, P C Ray, M N Saha, S N Dey and many more. All the Nobel Belur Math, Howrahlaureates of India - Ronald Ross, Rabindranath Tagore, C V Raman, Mother Teresa, Amartya Senand great exponent of India - Swami Vivekananda, great leader - Netaji Subhash Chandra Boseand the film maestro - Satyajit Ray are the products of this city. Kolkata remains the dominanteducational and cultural hub and aptly called cultural capital of India.During winter the climate is pleasant (11-22 o C average).Important places of visit : Kalighat temple, Dakshineswar Tample, Belur Math, birth place ofSwami Vivekananda, Jorasanko Thakur Bari - birth place of Tagore, Victoria Memorial, Fort Victoria Memorial Hall, KolkataWilliam, Eden Gardens, Birla Planetorium, Birla Science Museum, Nicco Park, Saheed Minar,National Library, Botanical Gardens, Science City, Bose Institute Museum, Asutosh Museum atCalcutta University, VECC in SINP etc.ORGANIZERS : Vivekananda Vijnan MissionVivekananda Vijnan Mission is the West Bengal State Unit of Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA).Vijnana Bharati is essentially a nationalistic, patriotic and humanistic science movement wherescience, involving both engineering and technology, is aimed at societal development, socialharmony, ecological balance and environmental sanctity. Vijnana Bharati is more expressivelypopular as Swadeshi Science Movement where "Swadeshi" connotes the Bharatiya World Viewon Science where from a single framework, all the three knowledge systems, viz. natural sciences,social sciences, and spiritual sciences, have been developed integrally, holistically and all- Jawaharlal Nehru Prize received from Hon. Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singhinclusively right from the Vedic times. VIBHA is a movement in the field of Science andTechnology. It propagates its knowledge globally and adopts the spirit of swadeshi with theethos of Indian culture.It has received two national awards for popularizing science. VIBHA conducts regularly worldcongresses on Vedic sciences, Ayurveda and also holds the Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan. VIBHAhas 21 active state units, four international units and more than 5000 scientists as active lifemembers. It has the largest number of young research scholars and students as workers involvingin different projects and programs all over the country.Vivekananda Vijnan Mission is holding many programmes in the state. It organised seminar onScientific Heritage and Ayurveda, celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Sir J C Bose and Acharya F P Marconi, Renowned Physicist, grandson of Marconi with Prof Sibaji Raha, Director,P C Ray through exhibition, seminars, publishing books and DVDs etc. Recently an Energy Rally Bose Institute, Dr V P Bhatkar &was organnised from Kolkata and it reached Nagpur covering Jharkhand, Bihar, UP, MP, Prof N K Maity during inauguration of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration ofChattishgarh in its way and got huge response from people in this energy campaign. Sir J C Bose at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata Presidency UniversityEstablished as Hindu College in 1817, it is the oldest educational institute in India. It wasfounded by Raja Rammohan Roy and other eminent personalities like Raja Radha Kanta Deb,Maharaja Tejchandra Ray of Burdwan, David Hare, Prasanna Kumar Thakur etc. Pupils camefrom all parts of the country.In 1855, it was taken over by the Government and renamed as the Presidency College. It came underUniversity of Calcutta in 1857. Eminent teachers like Sir J C Bose, Acharya P C Ray taught in the college. Energy rally at Kolkata on 12 January 2011During freedom movement, the college was epicentre of nationalist activities. With SubhasChandra Bose in the helm of affairs, the historic Oaten incident occurred here in 1916. Before Website : E-mail :
  5. 5. Acharya P C Ray National Young Scientists Conference1947 and soon after 1950s, anybody who was somebody in India had to be a student of thiscollege. The college continues to be the alma mater of eminent professionals. Ex-presidenciansinclude wide spectrum like Satyajit Ray, Nobel Laureate Prof Amartya Sen; five Indian NationalCongress Presidents such as Surendra Nath Banerjee, Ramesh Chander Dutt, Bhupendra NathBose, Lord Satyendra Prasanna Sinha and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose; Dr Rajendra Prasad, firstPresident of India; Chief Ministers of Bengal such as A K Fazlul Haq, Prafulla Chandra Ghosh,Dr Bidhan Chandra Ray, Siddhartha Sankar Ray, Jyoti Basu and Buddhadev Bhattacharya; Md AliBogra, first Prime Minister of Pakistan; Sir Gurudas Banerjee, First Indian Judge in High Courtof Calcutta; Justice Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Chief Justice of India; Satyedra Nath Tagore, firstICS; Sukumar Sen, first Chief Election Commissioner; Rama Prasad Goenka, Industrialist; J CBose, Scientist; Asutosh Mukherjee, eminent VC, CU; Sir Jadu Nath Sarkar, Historian; Prasanta Baker Lab, Presidency CollegeChandra Mahalanobis, renowned statistician, founder of ISI; Litterateur Michael MadhusudanDutt, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Jibanananda Das; Somnath Chatterjee, the formerLoksabha speaker and so on.Bengal Engineering College (now University, BESU) and Indian Statistical Institute started fromthis college during their foundation.In 2010, Presidency College is upgraded to Presidency University by a legislative act. Calcutta UniversityEstablished in 1857, it was the first multidisciplinary modern University in south Asia withenormous territorial jurisdiction from Lahore to Rangoon and Ceylon. Calcutta University wasthe heart of Indian education in British period and played pivotal role in Indian Renaissance.Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, the author of Vandemataram was one of two first Rajabazar Science College, C Ugraduates of the University.Its alumni include notable statesmen like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose; Pandit Madan MohanMalabya, founder of BHU; Dr Rajendra Prasad, first President of India; Jagjiban Ram, ExDeputy Prime Minister; six Chief Ministers of Bengal including present CM, Smt MamataBanerjee; two Chief Ministers of Assam, Bishnu Ram Medhi and Gopi Nath Bordoloi; B BLyngdoh, Chief Minister of Meghalaya have CU as their alma Mater. Sk Mujibur Rahaman, ExPresident, Bangladesh; three Prime Ministers of Pakistan, M A Bogra, H S Suhrawardy, AbdusSattar; Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal and B P Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal are ex-students of CU. Industrialists R P Goenka, Lakshmi Mittal, Aditya Birla; Scientists J C Bose,Meghnath Saha, Satyendra Nath Bose were also students of this University. Four Nobel laureatesassociated with CU are Ronald Ross, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Chandrasekhara Venkatraman andAmartya Sen. Sarvapalli Radha Krishnan, ex-President of India; Abanindra Nath Tagore etc taughthere. Sir Asutosh Mukherjee and Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee were among notable VCs. Theuniversity is rightly proud of galaxy of talents. Prof Amita Chatterjee addressing afterCU enjoys both national and international reputation. It has been accredited Grade A University releasing a book on Acharya P C Ray on 10th June 2011 in presence of authorin 2010. It has central campus at College Street; other campuses are at Raja Bazar, Ballygunge, Prof N C Mandal; Prof B B Biswas, former director, Bose Institute; Prof Abhijit Banerjee,Alipore, Hazra and Sinthi. In Raja Bazar Science College Acharya P C Ray taught in department Science College and Prof N K Maity,of Chemistry. Vijnana Bharati.COMMUNICATION: The registration form and other details are available at The website should be for latest notification. Registration can be doneonline. A soft copy of abstract as well as filled registration form should be sent or by post. The Secretary General, Acharya P C Ray National Young Scientists’ Conference C/O Bose Institute, Centenary Campus P-1/12, C.I.T. Scheme VIIM, Kankurgachi, Kolkata-700 054 E-mail: Ph: 033 2569 3201, Mobile: 09143016238, 09051872254, Fax: 033 2355 3886 Website : E-mail :
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Acharya P C Ray National Young Scientists Conference ORGANIZING COMMITTEEChief Patrons : Chairperson : Prof Arup Mukherjee, Calcutta UniversityProf Rabiranjan Chatterjee, Prof Amita Chatterjee, Prof Achintya Saha, Calcutta UniversityMinister of Science and Technology, VC, Presidency University Prof Biswapati Mukherjee, Former Professor,Govt of West Bengal Vice-Chairpersons: S N Pradhan Centre for Nurosciences, CUProf M G K Menon, Dr A Datta, President, Vivekananda Vijnan Mission Prof Pulok Mukherjee, Jadavpur UniversityFormer Minister, Science & Technology, Prof N C Mandal, Ex Professor, Bose Institute, Kol Dr Anjan Adhikary, R G Kar Medical College, KolGovt of India Prof M Chatterjee, Ex Professor, J U Dr Jayram Hazra, Director, NRIADD (AYUSH) Dr Pratip Debnath, Ex Professor, J B RoyPatrons : Sri Nripen Acharya, Consultant Engineer, USA State Ayurvedic Medical College, KolkataDr T Ramasami, Secretary, DST, GOI Dr Tuhin Biswas, J B Roy State AyurvedicProf S K Brahmachari, DG, CSIR, New Delhi Secretary General : Medical College, KolkataDr K Radhakrishnan, Chairman, ISRO Prof. Nirmal Kumar Maity, Dr Achintya Mitra, NRIADD (AYUSH), KolProf Suranjan Das, VC, Calcutta University Governing Council Member, Vijnana Bharati Dr P C Tripathi, Institute of P G AyurvedicDr S K Sharma, Adviser (Ayurveda), Joint Secretaries : Education and Research, KolkataAYUSH, GOI, New Delhi Dr P K Sengupta, Registrar, Presidency University Dr B C Jana, Institute of P G AyurvedicDr V M Katoch, DG, ICMR, New Delhi Prof Basab Chaudhuri, Registrar, C U Education and Research, KolkataPadmasri Dr Vijay P Bhatkar, Prof Raman Kr Trivedi, Dr Mridu Gupta, Institute of P G AyurvedicNational President. Vijnana Bharati University of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, WBSri N C Jha, Chairman, Coal India Ltd Education and Research, Kolkata Dr P C Banerjee,Sri P S Bhattacharya, MD, HPCL Chief Coordinator :Sri Suprakash Kundu, Secretary, Vivekananda Vijnan Mission Sri K K Ganguli,MD, Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd Treasurer : Governing Council Member, Vijnana BharatiSri G S Rautela, DG, NCSM Sri Ajit K Biswas, Vivekananda Vijnan Mission National Coordinators :Advisers : Scientific Sub-Committee : Prof R M P Jaiswal, Vijnana Bharati, HaryanaProf P Balaram, Director, IISc, Bangalore Prof Shyamal Chakraborty, Calcutta University Dr Somdev Bharadwaj, Vijnan Bharati, GwaliorDr G Madhavan Nair, Former Chairman, ISRO Prof Gurunath Mukherjee, Dr B N Mishra, Vijnan Bharati, PatnaProf Sibaji Raha, Director, Bose Institute, Kol Ex-Sir Rashbehary Ghosh Professor, CU Prof J M S Rana, Vijnan Bharati, DehradunProf P N Ghosh, VC, Jadavpur University Sri Ramakumar, Vijnan Bharati, Ernakulam Prof Deepak Mandal, Presidency UniversitySwami Atmapriyananda, VC, Ramakrishna Prof Sanjib Ghosh, Reception Committee :Mission Vivekananda University Ex-Principal, Presidency College Prof Uttam Bandopadhyaya,Dr Siddhartha Roy, Director, IICB, Kol Dean (Science), Calcutta University Prof Manas Chakraborty (Retd), Bose InstituteProf Subrata Pal, VC, Burdwan University Prof Amit Ray,Prof Sabyasachi Sengupta, Dr Ramdas Chatterjee, Secretary, University College of Science, CUVC, WB University of Technology Ex Scientist, CNCI, Kolkata Prof Prabir Dasgupta, Presidency UniversityProf Ashoke Ranjan Thakur, Prof Arunabha Basu, Presidency UniversityVC, WB State University, Barasat Prof D Chakrabarty, CU Prof V K Tiwari, IIT, KharagpurProf S S Alam, VC, Alia Madrasa University Prof Tapan Kumar Parya, CU Prof Tapan Kr Mondal, University ofProf Aloke Kr Banerjee, Dr (Miss.) Dipa Biswas, CU Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, WBVC, Kalyani University Prof Chiranjib Bhattacharjee, Prof Manas Banerjee, Burdwan UniversityProf Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Jadavpur University Prof Dulal Ghosh, Kalyani UniversityPro VC, Calcutta University Prof Pratap Chakraborty (Retd), JUProf Siddhartha Dutta, Pro VC, Prof Timir Baran Jha, Presidency University Prof N C Bhattacharya (Retd), SINP, KolJadavpur University Prof Haren Bhattacharya, Presidency University Dr Jishnu Basu, SINP, KolkataProf Prabir Kumar Sur, Prof Nirmalendu Sasmal (Retd), Prof Yukta Adhikari, Presidency University Dr Umesh Singh, Viswabharati UniversityPro VC, WB University of Health Sciences Prof Subir Bera, Calcutta University Dr Reeta Bhattacharya (Asiatic Society),Dr Kamal Kumar Pande, Prof Subrata Mazumder, Bose Institute, Kolkata President, Nivedita ShaktiRegistrar, Kumayun University Prof Gautam Saha, Calcutta University Dr Jayita Roy, Narsingh Dutta College, HowrahProf Kankan Bhattacharya, Director, IACS, Kol Prof Kamal Banerjee, Presidency University Dr Swapna Mukherjee, Ex Senior Director, GSIDr C M Ghosh, Drug Controller, Govt of WB Prof Subir Dasgupta, Dr Tapas Chini, SINP, KolkataDr R Debnath, Director, Calcutta Institute of Moulana Azad Govt College, Kolkata Dr J Chakraborty, Ex Director, Central FoodPharmaceutical Technology Prof (Mrs) Rintu Banerjee, IIT, Kharagpur LaboratoryDr A K Banerjee, Director, NIPER, KolkataProf P K Verma, DG, MP Council of Sc & Tec Local Organising Committee : Prof Aloke Kr Majumdar, Emeritus Professor, Prof Ashoke Baxi Dr Anand PandeProf S P Gautam,Chairman, Central Pollution Board, New Delhi S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata Prof Purabi Mukherjee Dr Tilak R BeraProf Dulal Mukherjee, Prof Salil Kumar Biswas, Calcutta University Prof Pankaj Roy Sri Ranadeep DasSecretary, Indian Chemical Society Prof Prodyut Kumar Roy, Presidency University Smt Mridula Banerjee Sri Mihir GhoshDr Shibabrata Mukhopadhyay (Retd), Sri Rama P Bhattacharya Sri Dinesh SahaEmeritus Scientist, IICB Prof Debidas Chattoraj, Presidency University Sri Subodh Roychoudhury Sri Tuhin JashSri Satchidananda Banerjee, Chairman, KMC Prof Samiran Ghosh, Calcutta University Sri S Samaddar Chowdhury Sri Achintya S DasSri Ranjit Puranik, CEO, Prof Binayak Samaddar Chaudhury, Sri Ranjan Ghosh Sri Jayanta SenShree Dhootapapeswar Ltd, Mumbai Bengal Engg. & Science University (BESU), Howrah Sri B K Datta Sri Abhijit BiswasProf B R Saha, Secretary, Prof N C Ghosh, Honorary Professor, S N Bose Sri Animesh Dey Sri Kalyan SarkarInstitute of Chemical Engineers, Jadavpur Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Kolkata Dr Dhruba Mahajan Sri Sourav Patra Website : E-mail :