Events in the fest

Science Exhibition

Exhibits & science shows from premier S&T institutes like ISRO, RRI, KREDL, TIFR(ICTS), IMD, JN planetarium, low cost ‘do-it-yourself’ science models designed by BSS, working models from schools and colleges, and a Mobile planetarium

Timings: Friday (25 Jul): 3PM - 5PM, Saturday (26 Jul): 10.30AM - 4.30 PM, Sunday (27 Jul): 10.30 AM - 2.30 PM

Expert talks

Hear expert talks and demonstrations on Scientific method, food adulteration, science behind miracles and more.

Panel Discussions

Listen to the various views on the important issues of today ranging from Power crisis to GM crops. Have your say in the interaction.

Science Movie

Knowledge on microbes is not knowing Louis Pastuer. There is more to draw from his life. Watch a movie on his life and discuss.

Cultural Evening

Songs, Dance, Skits, Musical instruments and Drama by science professionals & amateurs

Science Competition

Science Workshop



2nd block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore-10

Entry to all events in the Fest is absolutely free!

For more info, please contact:

Nandeesh S (9482085869)/ Niranjan Murthy (9986033579)/ Bharathi YS (9448266718)


Friday - 25 July 2014

2.30 PM – 3.30 PM

Inaugural Session

Prof UR Rao (Ex-chairman, ISRO)

Prof Suresh C Hegadi (Principal, S.Nijalingappa Degree College)

Prof R Vinaya Kumar (Principal, S.Nijalingappa PU College)

Mrs Geetika Kharola (Principal, KLE International School)

Prof Soumitro Banerjee (Dean, IISER, Kolkata & General Secretary, Breakthrough Science Society)


3.30 PM – 4 PM

Inauguration of Science Model & Chart exhibition

4 PM – 5.30 PM

Panel Discussion: Genetically modified food – boon or bane?

Dr AN Nagaraj (Formerly Expert Consultant, FAO, UN)

Prof Vidyanand Nanjundaiah (Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore)

Dr Farah Deeba (Agri Scientist, worked with GM industry)

Dr TS Suneeth Kumar (President, Raitha Krushi Karmikara Sangha)


6 PM – 7.30 PM

Panel Discussion: Effective science teaching in schools

Dr HS Ganesh Bhatta (Principal, MES Teachers College)

Sri HL Satish (Science teacher & Member, National Focus Group on Teaching of Science, NCERT)

Smt K Uma (Secretary, All India Save Education Committee, Karnataka)


Saturday - 26 July 2014

10.30 AM – 11.30 AM

Expert talk: ‘Science through Stories’

Smt Deeptha Vivekanand (Corporate Trainer & Founder, Ever After L&D Company & Bangalore Storytelling Society)


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Expert Talk & Demo: Detection of food adulteration

Dr CV Nagaraj (Senior Chemist, AGMARK)


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Expert Talk: ‘What is unknown about the Solar System?’

Dr BS Shylaja (Director, JN Planetarium & Popular Science Writer)


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Expert talk & demo: ‘How light works?’

Dr Regi Philip (Optics Group, Raman Research Institute)


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Expert talk & demo: Science teaching using models

Sri R Bharadan (Education Officer, Visvesvariah Industrial & Technological Museum)


1:30 PM – 2.30 PM

Lunch Break

2:30 PM – 4.00 PM

Panel Discussion: Necessity of basic sciences in the present world

Prof. Bala R Iyer (Theoretical Physics Group, Raman Research Institute)

Prof. Alladi Sitharam (Raja Ramanna Fellow, Dept of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science)

Prof. Soumitro Banerjee (Dean, Student Affairs, IISER, Kolkata, Formerly Professor, Electrical Engg, IIT Kharagpur & General Secretary, BSS)


4:00 PM – 6.00 PM

Science movie – The story of Louis Pasteur

Review: Dr. Sudha Kamath (Plastic Surgeon & President, Medical Service Centre, Karnataka)

& Smt. Rajani KS (Formerly HoD, Biology, Presidency College & President, BSS Bangalore)


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Expert Talk & Demo: Science behind ‘Miracles’

Dr Chandra Girish (Infant Jesus College, Raichur & Member, State Committee, BSS Karnataka)


6:00 PM – 7.30 PM

Panel Discussion: Science and Media

Prof S Mahadevan (Editor, Resonance & Professor, MRDG, IISc)

Dr Sudhindra Haldodderi (Director, Alliance College of Engineering and design & Popular Science Writer)

Dr. Naa Someswara (Host of 'Thut antha heLi' show, Chandana TV, Medical Practitioner & Science Writer)

Dr Sumangala Mummigatti (Programme Executive, All India Radio)


Sunday - 27 July 2014

10.30 AM – 12.00 PM

Expert Talk: Power Crisis in the country & way forward

Sri Shankar Sharma (Power Policy Analyst)

Prof. Soumitro Banerjee (Dean, Student Affairs, IISER, Kolkata, Formerly Professor, Electrical Engg, IIT Kharagpur & General Secretary, BSS)


12.00 PM – 1.00 PM

Expert Talk: Scientific basis of medical tests

Dr K Lakshman (Gastroenterologist, Bangalore)


1.00 PM – 2.00 PM

Expert Talk: Existing opportunities in basic sciences

Dr Ali Khwaja (Psychological Councellor & Chairman, Banjara Academy)


2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Lunch Break

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Expert Talk: Mathematics of Planet Earth

Dr Amit Apte (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, TIFR)


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Expert Talk: Holistic and healthy life style

Dr AN Nagaraj (Formerly Expert Consultant, FAO, UN)


3:30 PM – 4.30 PM

Expert talk: Life & Works of Bhaskara II

Prof S Balachandra Rao (Hon. Director, Gandhi Centre for Science and Human Values & Science Writer)


4:30 PM – 7.30 PM

‘Science meets Art’ session

‘Chemistry is fun’ Prof Uday Maitra (Dept of Organic Chemistry, IISc)

‘Sugama Sangeetha’ - Ms gayathri Raman(RRI), Ms Sneha Kiran, Ms. Smitha (IT professionals & BSS activists)

‘Glass blowing show’ - Mr Dhason(Technical staff, RRI)

Instrumental Music - Prof Soumitro Banerjee (Violin), Mr Ashwin Kalyan (Violin), Mr Anand Raj (Flute), Mr Niranjan Murthy (Guitar)

‘Sangharsha’ dance drama - Ms Abhaya, Ms Sindhura, Ms Sithara (Science/Engg students)

‘Kids dress up as scientists’ - show by Makkala Mantapa Children Forum

‘Bhanamati’ Science play - BSS Gulbarga Unit and much more