85th Annual Meeting

Dates: 8 to 10 November 2019
Venue: University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad


8 November 2019 (Friday)

0900 - 0930


Session 1A

Inauguration & Presidential Address [DST Auditorium]

0930 - 1100

In search of the drivers
Partha P. Majumder, NIBMG, Kalyani

1100 - 1140

Group Photograph and Tea break

Session 1B

Lectures by Fellows / Associates [Zakir Hussain Lecture Hall Complex]

Chairperson: Mustansir Barma, TIFR, Hyderabad

1140 - 1200

Sharp Inequalities and related problems

Sandeep Kunnath, TIFR-CAM, Bengaluru

1205 - 1225

Coordination driven ‘Soft’ materials for photocatalytic H2 production and CO2 reduction

Tapas K Maji, JNCASR, Bengaluru

1230 - 1400

Lunch (Gurubaksh Singh Maidan, University campus)

Session 1C

Lectures by Fellows/Associates [Zakir Hussain Lecture Hall Complex]

Chairperson: Tarun Kant, IIT, Mumbai

1400 - 1420

Molecular insights into asymmetric catalysis – From rationalization to predictions

Raghavan B Sunoj, IIT, Mumbai

1425 - 1445

Wave packet enriched finite element for coupled multiphysics wave propagation problems

Santosh Kapuria, IIT, New Delhi

1450 - 1520

Tea break

Session 1D

Symposium: Plant–Pathogen Interactions [Zakir Hussain Lecture Hall Complex]

Chairperson: Rajeev K Varshney, ICRISAT, Hyderabad

1520 - 1545

Chitooligosaccharides and immunity in plants

Appa Rao Podile, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

1545 - 1610

Oilseed mustard diseases – mapping of resistance-conferring loci and gene identification

Deepak Pental, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi

1610 - 1635

Plant–pathogen interactions for leaf rust and spot blotch diseases of wheat: A transcriptome and epigenome analysis

Pushpendra K. Gupta, CCS University, Meerut

1635 - 1700

GM crops developed conferring resistance to plant pathogens, special reference to rice and jute

Swapan K Datta, University of Calcutta, Kolkata

1700 - 1725

A tale of plant–pathogen interactions in groundnut for determining the quality of seed for human health

Rajeev K Varshney, ICRISAT, Hyderabad

1725 - 1735


1735 - 1800

Tea break

Session 1E

Public lecture [DST Auditorium]

Chairperson: Shekhar C Mande, CSIR, New Delhi

1800 - 1900

Indian Dance: Science of the Art

Sonal Mansingh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, New Delhi

1900 - 2000

Cultural Programme – Sankalp se Siddhi rendered by Kamakhya Kalapeeth, CICD Repertory group, New Delhi

Sonal Mansingh

2000 - 2200

Dinner – Gurubaksh Singh Maidan, University campus

9 November 2019 (Saturday)

Session 2A

Special Lecture [Zakir Hussain Lecture Hall Complex]

Chairperson: Partha P Majumder, NIBMG, Kalyani

0900 - 0940

Science, and Technology in India, in the Anthropocene

K VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser, Govt of India, New Delhi

Session 2B

Lectures by Fellows/Associates [Zakir Hussain Lecture Hall Complex]

Chairperson: SSC Shenoi, INCOIS, Hyderabad

0940 - 1000

Why do we fail to model biogeochemistry of Bay of Bengal?

V V S S Sarma, NIO, Visakhapatnam

1005 - 1025

Carbo-/Hetero-annulations and cyclization reactions of tert-propargyl alcohols

Srinivasarao Yaragorla, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

1030 - 1045

Tea brea

Session 2C

Symposium: ECG Sudarshan: Physics, Person and Times [Zakir Hussain Lecture Hall Complex]

Chairperson: Rohini M Godbole, IISc, Bengaluru

1045 - 1050

Opening remarks

Rohini M Godbole

1050 - 1110

Weak interactions and Sudarshan

Debajyoti Choudhury, University of Delhi, Delhi

1110 - 1130

ECG and evolution of open quantum systems

Subhash Chaturvedi, IISER, Bhopal

1130 - 1150

Sudarshan and the heralding of nonclassical optics

R. Simon, IMSc, Chennai

1150 - 1210

The quantum Zeno effect

Anu Venugopalan, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi

1210 - 1230

ECG through the eyes of younger generation

Shiraz Minwalla, TIFR, Mumbai

1230 - 1250

Sudarshan’s life and work − memories from a long association

N. Mukunda, Bengaluru

1250 - 1300


1300 - 1400

Lunch break

Session 2D

Lectures by Fellows/Associates [Zakir Hussain Lecture Hall Complex]

Chairperson: Veena K. Parnaik, Hyderabad

1400 - 1420

Feasibility of therapeutic protein production in milk of large animals to increase its affordability

Subeer S Majumdar, NIAB, Hyderabad

1425 - 1445

Thrombosis at high-altitude: Translational success stories

Mohammad Z Ashraf, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

1450 - 1510

Do the fundamental constants change with time?

Nissim Kanekar, NCRA, Pune

1515 - 1535

Growing to a shape: genetic basis of planar growth in leaves

Utpal Nath, IISc, Bengaluru

1540 - 1600

Tea break

1600 - 1730

Business Meeting of Fellows and Special General Body Meeting [Zakir Hussain Lecture Hall Complex]

1730 - 1800

Tea break

Session 2E

Public Lecture [DST Auditorium]

Chairperson: Ram Ramaswamy, IIT, Delhi

1800 - 1900

What does the Constitution really mean?

Justice J. Chelameswar, Former Judge, the Supreme Court of India


Dinner - Gurubaksh Singh Maidan, University campus

10 November 2019 (Sunday)

Session 3A

Lectures by Fellows/Associates [Zakir Hussain Lecture Hall Complex]

Chairperson: A S Raghavendra, UoH, Hyderabad

0900 - 0920

Role of microtubules in mitochondrial dynamics and partitioning

Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan, IISc, Bengaluru

0925 - 0945

Pollution particles influence rainfall suppression and high temperature extremes in the Indian region

Chandra Venkataraman, IIT, Mumbai

0950 - 1010

N-Heterocyclic carbene complexes of cobalt: Application in catalytic borylation reaction

Geetharani K, IISc, Bengaluru

1015 - 1045

Tea break

Session 3B

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

Chairperson: S R Shenoy, TIFR, Hyderabad

1045 - 1105

Statistical analysis of functional data

Anirvan Chakraborty, IISER, Kolkata

1110 - 1130

Stochastic approximation algorithms with set-valued maps

Shalabh Bhatnagar, IISc, Bengaluru

1135 - 1155

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria for abiotic stress tolerance and agricultural sustainability

Charu Lata, NISCAIR, New Delhi

Session 3C

Special Lecture

Chairperson: Imran Siddiqi, CCMB, Hyderabad

1200 - 1240

Artificial intelligence: Hype and substance

Manindra Agrawal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

1245 - 1400


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