Sixth India International Science Festival | IISF 2020

Sixth India International Science Festival | IISF 2020

The 6th India International Science Festival (IISF 2020) will be held in Virtual format from 22nd to 25th December, 2020.  Prime Minister Modi will deliver the inaugural address at the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 on 22 December at 4:30 PM via video conferencing

India International Science Festival

Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences in association with Vijnana Bharati conceptualized the India International Science Festival.  Launched in 2015, IISF is a celebration to promote science & technology and aims to promote scientific temper in society. The festival aims to engage the public with science, celebrate the joy of science and show how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) can provide solutions to improve lives.

The event is being supported by :

  • Vigyan Prasar
  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the
  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

IISF 2020

The goal of this years festival is to help youth develop 21st century skills, with a focus on scientific knowledge, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. A long-term objective is to encourage students to study and work in scientific fields. In this festival, 41 events on different themes will be organised and these themes are directly related with the society and the general public.

International Science Film Festival of India (ISFFI)

As part of IISF – India International Science Festival, the International Science Film Festival of India (ISFFI) seeks to promote science popularization among citizens and aims at attracting talented young science filmmakers and science enthusiasts. The ISFFI offers an opportunity for students and other participants to get involved with the process of science film-making and improve their understanding of various feats in science and technology. 

This year record 632 science documentaries, short films, animation videos have been received from 60 countries. Internationally acclaimed and awards winning foreign and Indian films on science, health and environment were screened via online platform. A competition for Indian and International professional and student film- makers has been organised.

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