Post Event - Achieving Leadership for India in S&T
14-16 November, 2022, The Assam Kaziranga University
On 14th November, 2022, the North-East witnessed a unique congregation of some of the leading scientists and thought leaders of the country. The occasion was a novel national event on Achieving Leadership for India in S&T (ALIST)-22, perhaps the first time in the history of entire North-East, if not whole of India. What made the event unique was coming together of several Awardees of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (Assam now has four) from different corners of the country and from different disciplines. Participation of personalities like Padmabivhushan Dr Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission, as the Chief Guest, Padmabhushan Dr V K Saraswat, H’ble Member, NITI Aayog as the Chairman of the Inaugural Session and Dr N Kalaiselvi as the Chief Guest of the Valedictory function brought in rare depth of analysis to the theme of ALIST-22.
ALIST-22 has been initiated by the thought that while India had a glorious scientific past and unmatched potential, it didn’t currently enjoy an undisputed leadership position in science and technology, and that a critical, systematic, inclusive and holistic analysis of India’s Science and Technology policy was an urgent necessity. To carry out this analysis involving the cutting edge of India’s scientific and technology research, ALIST-22 brought together several recent winners of Shantiswarup Bhatnagar Award: Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee (IIT-Kharagpur), Dr. Binoy Kr Saikia (CSIR NEIST, Jorhat), Dr. Jeeemon Panniyammakal (SCTIMST, Kerala), Dr. Kanak Saha (IUCAA, Pune), Dr. Kayrat Saikrishnan (IISER, Pune), Dr. Kinshuk Dasgupta (BARC, Mumbai) and Dr. Vatsala Thirumalai (NCBS, TIFR, Bangalore).
The event also saw the participation of eminent scientists and Bhatnagar Awardees including Prof. GanDgan Prathap (Former Director, CSIR NISCAIR), Prof. B N Goswami (Dept. of Physics, Cotton University, Guwahati), Prof. Prashant Goswami (Chairman, Institute of Frontier Science and Application and Former Director, CSIR NISTADS) and Dr. G N Sastry (Director, CSIR NEIST Jorhat).
The technical and scholarly aspects of ALIST-22 were supervised by a National Organizing Committee (NOC), chaired by Dr. Prashant Goswami, Chairman, Institute of Frontier Science and Application (IFSA) and co-chaired by Dr. P. K. Mishra, Vice Chancellor, KU.
ALIST-22 also created some unique opportunities for students and faculty of Kaziranga University and other local organizations. Two Interactive Sessions: Students-Awardees and Faculty – Awardees sessions were organized for inspiring and encouraging young and upcoming scientists. A large number of students and faculty participated through poster presentations and took part in question-answer sessions with the Awardees.
ALIST-22 is jointly organized by The Assam Kaziranga University and The Institute of Frontier Science and Application (IFSA), an organization under Science for Inclusive Development Trust (SIID).
The poster prizes are awarded to the following participants:
Poster 1st Prize:
Deep Learning in Rice Farming: a way to Create Digital Leadership in Northeast
Angshuman Barpujari, Gitartha Kalita, Manish Saikia, Anindita Bhagawati, Anish Modi, Akash Chetry, Salma Sultana Rahman, Mrinal Kanti Mishra, Utpal Barman
Department of CSE, KUSET, The Assam Kaziranga University, Jorhat 785006, Assam, India
BML Munjal University, Kapriwas, Haryana, India
Poster 2nd Prize:
Non-Equilibrium Phase Transitional Study in Field Driven 3D Pair-Ion Plasmas
Swati Baruah, Vishal Kumar Prajapati, Rajaraman Ganesh
Department of Physics, The Assam Kaziranga University, Jorhat 785006, Assam, India
Institute of Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 3848, Gujarat, India
Poster 3rd Prize:
Automatic Agriculture Irrigation System Using Arduino
Biswajit Sarmah, Bishal Deka, Manashwi Tamuli, Ritunjoy Bhuyan
School of Engineering and Technology, The Assam Kaziranga University, Koraikhowa, Jorhat 785006, Assam, India