FOURTH SCIENCE CONCLAVE: An interaction program of Nobel Laureates

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) is organizing the Fourth Science Conclave: An interaction program of Nobel Laureates and eminent National and International Academicians, Scientists, Technologists and Industrialists with selected students, young teachers & researchers during November 26 -02 December, 2011 to inspire and motivate them towards careers in Basic Sciences.

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THIRD SCIENCE CONCLAVE: An Interaction with Nobel Laureates

An Interaction with Nobel Laureates
December 08-14, 2010
(Supported by MHRD & DST, GoI)

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) is organizing the Third Science Conclave: An interaction program of Students, Young Teachers and Scientists with Nobel Laureates and eminent national and international Academicians, Scientists, Technologists and Industrialists during 08-14 December, 2010. The objective of the Interactive Sessions is to inspire and motivate the bright students to take up studies, researches and professional research careers in Basic Sciences in order to promote the scientific developments and innovations in the country.

The Toppers of Undergraduate/Postgraduate Courses, Research Scholars and Young Teachers/Scientists who have not attended the 1st & 2nd Science Conclaves and are desirous to participate in the Third Science Conclave may contact their Institutional Heads and get their applications sponsored and mailed by September 15, 2010 to the Science Conclave Secretariat, IIIT-Allahabad on the prescribed format available at




Science Communication through Print Media

Short-Term Training Course on Science Communication through Print Media

3-5 March 2010

Organized by
Training Division
National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), New Delhi, India

Broad course contents:

  • Science popularization in the Indian context
  • Basics of popular science writing for magazines and newspapers
  • Research communication versus popular communication
  • Science communication through R&D newsletters, reports, etc.
  • Creation of information resources, e.g. encyclopaedic publications, etc;
  • Use of modern IT tools in science communication;
  • Role of graphic arts in popular science communication
  • Production of S&T publications

COURSE FEE for participants from:

  • India Rs. 1200/= (Without Accommodation); Rs. 1600/= (With Accommodation)
  • SAARC/ Vietnam US$ 80 (With Accommodation)
  • Other Countries US$ 110 (With Accommodation)

How to apply:
Application form is available at or can be obtained by sending an email to Filled in application form along with the appropriate course fee is to be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Director, NISCAIR” and sent to In-Charge (Training), Education and Training Division, NISCAIR, 14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi – 110067

Dr. Narendra Kumar,
In-Charge, Training Division,
National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR)
14, Satsang Vihar Marg
New Delhi-110 067
Tel: +91-11-26965094/+91-11-26863617
FAX: +91-11-26862228
E-mail: training[at]; narendrakumar[at]

Further Details

ELITE – A Short-term Program on “Leveraging Technology for Effective Teaching in the Classroom & Beyond” for Teachers in the IT Area

With the advent of Internet technologies and the growing popularity and effectiveness of “Technology Enabled Teaching & Assessments”, the Department of  Information Technology, Government of India, in association with the
International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIITB), has created a unique short term program aimed at facilitating teachers from select institutions to adopt state-of-art pedagogical methods, leverage cutting-edge technologies as well as to enable them to deliver effective teaching in the classroom and beyond the confines of the classroom. The program is specifically designed to create a multiplier effect through high-quality teaching and delivery of outcome-based education.

For details of the programme & application forms, pl. visit

For any clarifications/questions, you can contact the programme coordinator, Prof. N J Rao:

For enrolment related questions, please contact Jayanth Narayanan at 9845990910 or

Symposium on Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Sciences

Delhi  Pharmaceutical  Sciences and Research  University  (DPSARU),  New  Delhi,  is  organizing  the  4th  International
Symposium on “Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Sciences” on February 3  & 4, 2010, at the G. K. N Auditorium in DPSARU. The emphasis of the symposium will be on topics related to the Cardiovascular Disorders & their management. More than 300 scientists/professionals  from  the academia,  industry and regulatory bodies  from all over the country, as well as from abroad, will participate in this meeting and deliberate upon  the  recent  advances  and  development  in  this  exciting  area  of  research with particular reference to Drug Discovery and Drug Development  in particular relation to heart diseases.

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7th Global Knowledge Millennium

GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE MILLENNIUM – An Initiative for Knowledge Dissemination

The Seventh Global Knowledge Millennium addresses the current global and domestic issues of Emerging Health Threats, Improving Healthcare for Women and Child, Health Banking, Quality parameter of drugs and Medical-Tourism.This platform intends to bring together the Knowledge-Tanks for brain storming sessions on facing the threats and explores the Gamut of Investment Opportunities for Research and Development (R & D), Knowledge based Organisations/Industry, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Services based on Health & Medical Tourism Industry and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

The summit would mark a significant step in the national endeavour to improve public health. It intends to reiterates India’s commitment to the goal of “Health for all.”

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1st IFIP International Conference on Bioinformatics

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Humanities, S. V. National Institute of Technology, SURAT is organizing 1st IFIP International Conference on Bioinformatics during March 25-28, 2010. The research papers in different areas are invited for presentation in this conference. Also there are young Scientist Awards for Oral and poster Paper presentations in the conference.

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Advanced Patent Drafting Workshop Being Organised by CII

Confederation of Indian Industry & Andhra Pradesh Technology Development and Promotion Center is organizing an

Advanced Patent Drafting Workshop on Patent Drafting & Technical Skills
(Better Training, Better Writing and Better Patents)
Date: 5-6 October 2009

Venue: National Academy of Agricultural Research Management Campus, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad 500 407

Fee Structure per delegate: Rs. 5000/-

India is growing in technology in leaps and bounds yet there exists a dearth of professionals who understand the dynamics involved in the field of Patent Drafting and Technical Writing Skills. To bridge this lacuna, APTDC under the aegis of CII is organizing an intense and comprehensive one and half day practical Patent Drafting is aimed and provides you cost effective and high quality patent writing skills development, patent specification drafting includes a written description of the invention, background, drawings, summary abstract of the disclosure, patent analysis, patent mapping and listing of claims conforming to the standards and requirements of an International application.

The Workshop will cover:
1) Improve your patent drafting skills.
2) Understand what drives the framing of critical drafting.
3) Acquire theoretical and practical skills related to patents and patent application procedures and to develop claim drafting skills.
4) The core skills to be imparted include scope of patent, patent application procedures, different types of claims, and claim drafting, in compliance with procedural requirements.

Who should attend?
1) Attending the workshop are scientists, researchers, technology managers, inventors, SME’s and attorneys with technical backgrounds, who will be drafting patent claims in the future.
2) This program is designed for private or corporate practitioners with patent experience who wish to improve their general claim drafting and amendment writing skills. Registrants will have the opportunity to concentrate on the specialized skilld required in their technological area.
3) Course material will include sample problems and model solutions.

Early registration is advisable as enrollment is limited.

Programme Schedule
(Each subject is 1 hour except as noted)
Day One, October 5, 2009

Review – Anatomy of a Patent

I. Goals for each section
II. General drafting strategy

Background – Multiple Theories

I. Purpose of the Background
a) Tell the story
b) Avoid Mistakes
II. Discussing prior art

Drafting for Clarity

I. The art of description
II. Claim construction
III. Ensuring that terms mean what you want them to mean

Drafting for Written Description

I. The Written Description Requirement
a) General
b) Chemical cases
c) Biotech cases.
II. Problem areas prosecution, continuations, priority cases
III. Identifying problems during drafting.

Drafting Enablement

I. The Enablement Requirement
II. Using the level of skill in the art
III. Enabling the full scope of the claims.
IV. Experimentation what is “undue”?

Day Two, October 6, 2009

Avoiding Drafting Pitfalls

I. “Patent Profanity”
II. Prosecution history.
III. “Last step before submission”
IV. Checklist

Claims – Scope and Coverage

I. Using Statutory classes
II. Varying claim scope
III. Claims and Specification developing scope.

Claims – Numbers and Relative Terms

I. Plural and singular
II. Claiming relative terms
IV. Functional claiming
V. Ranges

Claims – Preambles, Terms

I. Preamble as limitation.
II. Definiteness
III. Broadening with claim terms
IV. Broadening with spec terms

Claim Families

I. Identifying Potential infringers.
II. Drafting to cover all possible targets.
III. Using dependent claims
IV. Picket fences

Claims and Spec Together – Claim Interpretation (2 hour)

I. Claim construction Exercise
a) From both sides
b) Present arguments

For any queries, contact:
Kamaraju Chitrapy
Executive Officer – IPR
Confederation of Indian Industry
Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre
1-11-252/9, Plot No:7 Regal house, II Floor,
Motilal Nehru Nagar, Begumpet, Hyderabad -500 016
Tel: 91-40277765837
Fax: 91-40-27765836
Mobile: 98492-39783
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