The theme of the event, which will conclude on January 7, is 'Science and Technology for Human Development,' Welukar said. The inaugural session and main sessions would be held at the Kalina campus of the Mumbai University.
The five-day event is expected to be attended by around 12,000 delegates, he said. The event was held last time in Mumbai in 1969.
Symposia on relevant themes like the Women's Science Congress, Children's Science Congress and a science exhibition would be organised during the session, Pro-Vice chancellor Naresh Chandra said.