The 43rd session of Indian Social Science Congress will be held between January 17 and 21, 2020 at Bengaluru Central University, Bengaluru, Karnataka. Focal theme for the congress is "Current Science of Nature-Human Society in India". Its details are given in this booklet. Question before scientists/ policy planners/ social activists/ philosophers/ educationists are: What is status of Science and Technology (S&T) in India today? Is India now self-reliant in S&T? Is Indian S&T anywhere closer to European, American, Japanese and Chinese Science? What is the quality of science of Nature, Human-Society in India today? Is science education and research good in India? Is Indian S&T superior or equal to China, USA and Europe? If not, what is wrong with it? What about generation and utilization of scientific manpower? Is the environment for teaching and research in Universities/College/Research Institutes more congenial as compared to 1965-1970.
Did India choose a right path just to follow what is happening in western part of world? What about millions of people who are still working hard to meet two meals, shelter, cloth, education, health and dignity of self. Has our scientific endeavor attempted to solve the problems poverty? Has our science and technology transformed the means of production and distribution in rural areas? Has our social science addressed the problems through democratic governance? Has our body politics ensured dignified life to women and downtrodden? Is law and order protecting life of weaker sections? All these and many more questions demand a dispassionate critical and objective appraisal of current science and technology in Democratic Republic of India.
Indian Social Science Academy and Bengaluru Central University, therefore, propose to initiate a process of critical appraisal of current science of Nature-Human-Society in India during its 43rd Indian Social Science Congress.
We, therefore, are happy to invite you, your colleagues, and students to present research based scientific papers either on issues related to the focal theme 'Current Science of Nature-Human-Society In India' or research on any discipline and participate in the deliberations of the 43rd Indian Social Science Congress. There are 28 subject Research Committees representing 32 discipline and interdisciplinary Thematic Panels covering major social problems demanding scientific solutions. Besides, numerous symposia themes are listed in this Congress Booklet.
Looking forward for a positive response and pleasant meeting during the 43rd Indian Social Science Congress.
Important Dates to Remember
Last Date for Submission of Full Papers: November 20, 2019
Last Date for Registration without Late Fee: December 20, 2019
Last Date for Booking of Hostel/Guesthouse Accommodation: December 20, 2019