Third India International Science Festival (IISF) will begin on 13 October 2017. The four day long event will be held at IIT Madras, Anna University, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC) and National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT). IISF, which began in 2015, is being held every year and witnesses a great participation nationwide. After New Delhi, consecutively for two years, Chennai has been chosen for this year. The official website of IISF is scienceindiafest.org.
The organisers include Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) and National Institute of Ocean Technology. 'VIBHA has become the Guinness Book World Record Holder for the successful conduct of the 'Largest Practical Science Lesson' by 2000 students from prestigious schools of Delhi,' in the first IISF.
Contrary to previous years, this year the fest is being held early in October; earlier it was held in December.
The four day long event will include the following activities:
- Special Thematic Session on 'Deep Ocean Research' at NIOT
- Science and Technology Ministers Conclave at IS & SR Auditorium, IIT Madras
- SYPOG-Young Scientist's Conclave at Anna University
- Science Village-'Parliament to Panchayat' at CLRI
- National Meet on Social Organisations and Institutions at UCIC Auditorium, Anna University
- Women Scientist and Entrepreneur's conclave at TAG auditorium, Anna University
- National science teachers' workshop (focusing north-east states) at Vivekananda Auditorium, Anna University
- Industry academia interaction at SERC Auditorium, SERC
- Mega science, technology and industry expo at Anna University
- Indian international science film festival at NCSCM Auditorium, Anna University
- Grassroots innovator's summit at Henry Maudslay Hall, Anna University
- National startup summit at Expo at Anna University Grounds; Valedictory at Maxwell Auditorium Anna University
- Round table meet on mass communication at NIOT Auditorium
- Attempt of students in Guinness book of world records at Anna University
- National level competition at NIOT Auditorium
- Outreach programme
- Cultural events at Anna University