Preparations are in full swing at the University of Mumbai's Kalina Campus to host the 102nd Indian Science Congress from January 3 to January 7, 2015.
Around 12,000 delegates are expected to attend this mega event which would also see the presence of seven Nobel laureates and four Nobel-equivalent prize winning scientists.
The theme for this year's Indian Science Congress is 'Science and Technology for Human Development'.
Modi would inaugurate the Indian Science Congress 2015 on January 3 morning, in the presence of Governor of Maharashtra Vidyasagar Rao, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis, Union Minister for Science and Technology Harshvardhan and Union Human Resources Minister Smriti Irani, Vice Chancellor of University of Mumbai Rajan Welukar told reporters.
"The Indian Science Congress is returning to Mumbai after 45 years. The last time the event was held here was in 1969. By bringing the Indian Science Congress to Mumbai, we want to showcase Mumbai as a science city as well, besides India's financial capital," Welukar said.
Mumbai is home to world renowned institutes like the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Indian Institute of Technology and Tata Memorial Centre among others, he said. All these institutes would actively participate in the Indian Science Congress, he said.
Besides the main sessions and symposia, a Children’s Science Congress, a Women's Science Congress and a Science Communicators' Meet would also be held as parallel events. The Children's Science Congress would be inaugurated by former President of India, A P J Abdul Kalam.

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