Science and Society

Under the science & society programme, the Academy endeavours to address issues pertaining to science and technology that are of relevance to the society. Some of the initiatives are: Science education programme, study group for preparation of evidence- based well considered documents and topical seminars of societal relevance to initiate enthusiasm and positive discussion amongst the scientific community and influence science policy. Some of the recent activities of Science and Society division are given below.

Lectures by INSA Fellows to young students and teachers of schools and colleges in the remote /rural areas

 Lectures by INSA Fellows/ Young scientist awardees/ teacher awardees/ INYAS members to young students and teachers of schools and colleges in the remote /rural areasThe Academy organizes a scheme under which lecture-cum-interaction meetings were organized by Fellows at schools/colleges in areas which were away from the urban areas. 2016 onwards INSA young scientists and INSA teacher awardees were included in this programme. In the year 2017 the Academy decided to include members of INDIAN NATIONAL YOUNG ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (INYAS) in this programme.

Remote Area Lecture

INDIAN NATIONAL YOUNG ACADEMY OF SCIENCE (INYAS)

The Indian National Science Academy established Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS). For details please click.

Ethics in Science

ADVISORY COMMITTEES FOR THE YEAR 2022
 Inter-Academy Exchange Committee
Advisory Committee for Science Promotion
National Commission for History of Science
Advisory Committee for Science and Society
Research Council for History of Science
Panel for Science Education
Committee for Archive
Inter Academy Advisory Panel for DST INSPIRE Programme
INSA Teachers Award Committee
INSA Panel on Ethics in Science
INSA Panel on Women in Science
Inter Academy panel on Women in science
Inter Academy Science Education panel
Inter Academy Panel on Ethics in Science 
Inter-Academy Exchange Committee

Professor Chandrima Shaha, President (Chairperson)
Professor SR Wadia, Vice President
Professor Gaiti Hasan, Vice-President
Professor NK Mehra, Vice-President
Professor Amit Ghosh, Vice-President
Professor DV Khakhar, Vice-President
Professor Subrata Sinha, Vice-President
Professor Debashish Chowdhury
Professor Dinakar Kanjilal
Professor Rup Lal
Professor Kalidas Sen
Representative from DST

 
Advisory Committee for Science Promotion

Professor Chandrima Shaha, President (Chairperson)
Professor SR Wadia, Vice-President
Professor Gaiti Hasan, Vice-President
Professor NK Mehra, Vice-President
Professor Amit Ghosh, Vice-President
Professor DV Khakhar, Vice-President
Professor Subrata Sinha, Vice-President
Professor AK Singhvi
Professor NR Jagannathan
Professor Anil Kumar, NCL
Professor Rup Lal

 
Advisory Committee for Science and Society

Professor Chandrima Shaha, President (Chairperson)
Professor SR Wadia, Vice-President
Professor Gaiti Hasan, Vice-President
Professor NK Mehra, Vice-President
Professor Amit Ghosh, Vice-President
Professor DV Khakhar, Vice-President
Professor Subrata Sinha, Vice-President
Professor Debashish Chowdhury
Professor AN Lahiri Majumder
Professor RK Kohli
Professor Rup Lal

National Commission for History of Science

Professor Chandrima Shaha, President, INSA, (Chair)
Professor D Balasubramanian (Vice-Chair)
Professor Subrata Sinha, Vice-President (RM)
Professor SR Wadia, Vice-President (Science Promotion)
Professor Nibir Mandal
Professor Ajoy Ghatak
Professor Ramakrishna Ramaswamy
Professor RB Grover
Professor Samir Kr Saha
Professor Vibha Tripathi
Professor Amitabh Ghosh
Professor K Ramasubramanian
Professor Arnab Rai Choudhuri
Professor KC Malhotra
Professor MS Sriram

 
Research Council for History of Science

Professor D Balasubramanian, (Chair)
Professor K Ramasubramanian
Professor G Parthasarthy
Professor GC Tallur
Professor Michel Danino
Professor Ishrat Alam,
Professor P Ram Manohar
Professor RN Iyengar
Professor Sreekumar Nellickappilly
Professor RR Rao
Professor V Ramanathan
Dr JN Sinha

 
Panel for Science Education

Professor Amit Ghosh, Vice-President (Convener)
Professor SR Wadia, Vice-President
Professor Subrata Sinha, Vice-President
Professor NK Mehra, Vice-President
Professor Gaiti Hasan, Vice-President
Professor DV Khakhar, Vice-President
Professor SC Lakhotia
Professor Rajaram Nityananda
Professor Ravi Subramanyam (Mumbai)

 
Committee for Archive

Dr Arnab Rai Choudhuri, Chair
Professor SR Wadia, Vice-President
Professor Gaiti Hasan, Vice-President
Professor NK Mehra, Vice-President
Professor Amit Ghosh, Vice-President
Professor DV Khakhar, Vice-President
Professor Subrata Sinha, Vice-President
Professor Amita Das
Professor Madhu Dikshit

 
Inter Academy Advisory Panel for DST INSPIRE Programme

Professor DV Khakhar, Vice-President (Chair)
Professor NV Chelapati Rao
Professor Akhilesh Tyagi

 
INSA Teachers Award Committee

Professor Rentala Madhubala 2024
Professor Nibir Mandal 2024
Professor Sanjay Puri 2024
Professor V Ramgopal Rao 2022
Professor Paramjit Khurana, Chair 2022
Professor Amalendu Chandra 2022
Professor MJ Mahan 2023
Professor HS Mani, CMI 2023
Professor Deepak Pental 2023

 
INSA Panel on Ethics in Science

Professor Amit Ghosh, Chair
Professor S Chandrasekaran
Professor ML Munjal
Professor Sriram R Ramaswamy
Professor Chitra Sarkar
Professor N Sathyamurthy
Dr SR Shetye
Professor Madhu Dikshit

 
INSA Panel on Women in Science

Professor Shobhona Sharma, Chair
Professor Madhu Dikshit
Professor Rentala Madhubala
Professor Madhoolika Agrawal
Professor Anirban Basu
Professor Jaya S Tyagi
Professor Vidita A Vaidya
Professor Utpal Nath

 
Inter Academy Science Education panel

Professor MRN Murthy, Chair
Professor Dilip G Kanhere, Co-Chairman (Pune)
Professor Gadadhar Misra
Dr Suvendra N Bhattacharyya (Kolkata)
Professor Amitabha Chattopadhyay
Professor Nitin Chattopadhyay (Kolkata)
Professor Madhu Dikshit
Professor VP Dimri
Professor SK Ghosh
Professor AK Grover (Chandigarh)
Professor Paramjit Khurana
Professor Indranil Manna
Professor C Narayana (Bengaluru)
Professor Sourav Pal
Professor Dhananjai Pandey
Professor IBS Passi*
Professor T Pradeep
Professor KN Raghavan (Chennai)
Professor G Rajasekaran
Professor Diptiman Sen
Professor Kalidas Sen
Professor Pulak Sengupta
Professor Annapurni Subramaniam (Bengaluru)

 
Inter Academy Panel on Ethics in Science

Professor Amit Ghosh, Chair
Professor S Chandrasekaran
Professor JP Mittal
Professor Sunil Mukhi
Professor ML Munjal
Professor Sriram R Ramaswamy
Professor Chitra Sarkar
Professor N Sathyamurthy
Dr SR Shetye
Professor JS Tyagi

 
Inter Academy panel on Women in science

Professor Manju Sharma, Steering Committee (Chair)
Professor Shobhona Sharma, Steering Committee (Incumbent Chair)
Professor Rohini M Godbole, Steering Committee (Member)
Professor Renu Swarup (New Delhi)
Professor Vijaylakshmi Ravindranath
Professor Kiran Mazumar-Shaw (Bangalore)
Professor Madhu Dikshit
Professor Subhra Chakraborty (New Delhi)
Professor Sunil Mukhi
Professor Somdatta Sinha
Professor Madhoolika Agrawal
Professor Ramakrishna Ramaswamy
Professor Shobhona Narasimhan
Professor Smita Mahale
Professor Shobha Tole
Professor Anindita Bhadra (Kolkata)
Professor Latha Rangan (Guwahati)
Professor Srubabati Goswami
Professor Paramjit Khurana
Professor LS Shashidhara
Professor G Taru Sharma (Izatnagar)
Professor Sushmita Mitra (Kolkata)
Professor Shilpa Sharma (New Delhi)
Professor Namita Gupta, DST Nominee
Professor Alka Sharma, DBT Nominee
Professor Hema Rajaram, DAE Nominee
Professor Vibha Malhotra Sawhney, CSIR Nominee
Professor Nivedita Gupta, ICMR Nominee
Professor Nigar Shaji, ISRO Nominee
Professor Archna Pant, Young Woman Scientist, NASI



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Note : * Since Deceased

Science Education Programme

The Academy, in August 2006 established the Science Education Panel to initiate and oversee the Science Education Programmes undertaken for School and College students. Now the panel is chaired by Professor MRN Murthy. The panel, jointly, in association with Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and the National Academy of Sciences of India, Allahabad sponsored a variety of activities that are aimed at strengthening of Higher Education in Science and encouraging the young students to take science as a career.

INSA Science Education Panel

Panel for Science Education

Professor Amit Ghosh, Vice-President (Convener)
Professor SR Wadia, Vice-President
Professor Subrata Sinha, Vice-President
Professor NK Mehra, Vice-President
Professor Gaiti Hasan, Vice-President
Professor DV Khakhar, Vice-President
Professor SC Lakhotia
Professor Rajaram Nityananda
Professor Ravi Subramanyam (Mumbai)

 INSA-IASc-NASI Summer Research Fellowship

Summer Research Fellowships for Students and Teachers: Under this programme, specific proposals are invited from students and teachers for the work they propose to undertake during the two month long Fellowship. The very fact that more number of students and teachers could not be accommodated in this programme, was due to shortage of Fellow supervisors. We now include active non-Fellow faculty members (recommended by Fellows), young scientist awardees and others as supervisors in this initiative.

 Refresher Course

A 2-week All India Refresher Courses for Teachers: Two-week Refresher Course is aimed at capacity building of teaching community. The primary focus is to enhance the quality of science education at undergraduate and graduate levels. Refresher Courses are thus, primarily aimed at helping teachers to add value to their teaching

Lecture Workshop

Lecture/Workshops for Students and Teachers: Short-duration Lecture Workshops is an important segment of the activities under the Science Education Panel. These are of 2–3 days’ duration, intended for the benefit of students and teachers at the undergraduate, graduate and research levels

Advisory Committee for Science and Society

Advisory Committee for Science and Society

Professor Chandrima Shaha, President (Chairperson)
Professor SR Wadia, Vice-President
Professor Gaiti Hasan, Vice-President
Professor NK Mehra, Vice-President
Professor Amit Ghosh, Vice-President
Professor DV Khakhar, Vice-President
Professor Subrata Sinha, Vice-President
Professor Debashish Chowdhury
Professor AN Lahiri Majumder
Professor RK Kohli
Professor Rup Lal

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