28 February 2016: On the occasion of National Science Day, a one-day Science Workshop was organised by on 28 February 2016 at Barcelona, Spain. Nine Indian students, mostly PhD and Master students in various branches of science and technology in Barcelona, actively participated and presented the research projects they are involved in. The workshop ended with an interactive discussion on ‘Science and scientific outlook’ and its urgent need in the Indian scenario. The interactive session was led by Manabendra Nath Bera. For details, Click Here
17 January 2016: The 3rd APC Ray Memorial Lecture was delivered by the eminent mathematician Professor S G Dani on 17 January 2016 at the K. P. Basu Memorial Hall, Engineering Science Building, Jadavpur University. Prof. Dani is distinguished visiting Professor at the IIT Bombay, former chairman of the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM), and former professor of mathematics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. Prof. Dhrubajyoti Mukhopadhyayay presided over the programme and Prof. Soumitro Banerjee introduced Professor S G Dani to the audience. A booklet titled "Science in Ancient India—Reality versus Myth" was formally released by Prof. Dani. For details, Click Here
Breakthrough Science Society staged a protest demonstration against the proceedings of 103rd Indian Science Congress at Mysore. The protest was against two non-science topics namely - “Blowing of Shankh- an indigenous tradition of fitness and wellness” by an IAS officer Rajeev Sharma on 5th Jan, 2016 and “Lord Shiva: The greatest environmentalist in the world” on 6th Jan, 2016 by Dr Akhilesh Pandey. Scientists, research scholars, post graduate students, engineers and doctors joined the protest near the Gandhi Statue in front of the Court complex in Mysore. For details, Click Here
The recent devastating rain and flood in Tamilnadu caused untold suffering, trauma and loss of property and household belongings to lakhs of people. Breakthrough Science Society took active part in organizing relief works in the flood affected areas and assisted the Medical Service Centre, a voluntary organization of doctors in setting up medical camps in Chennai and Cuddalore.For details, Click Here
Breakthrough Science Society is actively organizing flood relief in affected areas of Tamil Nadu. In collaboration with the Medical Science Centre, a voluntary organization of doctors, we plan to set up medical relief camps in a few places in Chennai and Cuddalore. We appeal to everybody to contribute generously to this effort. If you wish to take part as a volunteer, please inform us. You may also give valuable suggestions regarding what can be done to provide relief and help to the flood affected people. For details, Click Here
Breakthrough Science Society unequivocally condemns the brutal attacks on secular writers and publishers by Islamic fundamentalists in Bangladesh. Publisher Faisal ArefinDipan was hacked to death in Dacca on Oct 31. On the same day another publisher Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury and writers RanadipamBasu and Tarek Rahim were attacked and grievously wounded. Earlier secular writersAvijit Roy was hacked to death on February 26, Washiqur Rahman Babu was killed on March 30, Ananta Bijoy Das was murdered on May 12, and Niloy Chatterjee was murdered on August 6. These acts of religious intolerance and hatred are signs of growing fascism in the sub-continent. For details, Click Here
Following the recent devastating floods in many districts of West Bengal, the effort of the Breakthrough Science Society (IIT Kharagpur Chapter) for the collection of flood relief materials received a very heartfelt response from the IIT community. Research scholars, students, staffs and faculty members collected money, old cloths and medicines from the residents of IIT community. A few Professors and Research Scholars of IIT Kharagpur personally went to villages and distributed the relief materials with the help of local volunteers and science clubs. For details, Click Here
Devastating Earthquake in Nepal-Himalayas: an Appeal
The Breakthrough Science Society is actively participating in the Earthquake relief work in earthquake-affected areas of Nepal. Our volunteers will personally take the relief material to the affected areas, and will conduct the relief work in association with another voluntary organization, the Medical Service Centre. We appeal to everybody to contribute generously to this effort. Contributions can be made through internet banking or through credit/debit card. For details, Click Here
Breakthrough Science Society on unscientific claim by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi about the discovery of life in plants
Today, the General Secretary of Breakthrough Science Society, Prof. Soumitro Banerjee, has issued this following statement regarding the unscientific claim by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi about the discovery of life in plants. “The scientific community of India expresses grave concern at the false unscientific claims made by the honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi at a meeting of the Ministry of Environment and Forests yesterday.... | Read more
Nobel Laureate Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan speaks on 20th March, 2015
Nobel Laureate Dr. Venkatraman (Venki) Ramakrishnan, who has recently been elected as the President of the prestigious Royal Society, London, expressed strong views on the recent events in the arena of science in India. ... | Read more
Kerala State Science Conference, 20-22 February, 2015 at Kerala State Science and Technology Museum, Thiruvananthapuram
Responding to the call of the historic first All India Science Conference organized by Breakthrough Science Society recently in Bangalore, the Kerala chapter of Breakthrough Science Society organized a state level science conference from 20th to 22nd February, 2015, at Kerala State Science and Technology Museum, Thiruvananthapuram, with an objective of giving a thrust to the science movement in Kerala. ... | Read more
Press Release: 8 January 2015
Breakthrough Science Society held a PRESS MEET on 8th January, 2015 at Somajiguda Press Club, Hyderabad against the recent papers submitted in the Indian Science Congress, held in Mumbai. Eminent Scientists and Education personalities like Sri. P.M. Bhargava, Sri. Viswesara Rao, Sri Vakulabharanam Ramakrishna spoke on the occasion. The summary of their speeches is given below: ... | Read more
Online petition against the use of the Indian Science Congress to propagate pseudo-science
BSS is conducting an online petition against the use of the Indian Science Congress and other scientific forums to propagate pseudo-science. The link is: http://tiny.cc/stopfalseclaims Click here Clicking on this URL will take one to the petition site (clicking will not mean that you agree to it). We request all to spread this message as far as possible so that a vibrant voice of protest takes shape from among the scientific and academic community.
Press Release: 4 January 2015
The All India Executive Committee of Breakthrough Science Society (BSS) expresses its happiness at the commencement of the 102nd Indian Science Congress at the University of Mumbai premises being held on 3-7 Jan, 2015. It is heartening to see that an impressive number of distinguished scientists including Nobel Laureates from across the world are participating in the Congress and discussing on various topics of scientific and social importance such as Biodiversity conservation, Clean Energy, Space Technology, Nanoscience, Nutrition & Health etc.. We wish the Congress a grand success. At the same time, we note with deep concern the proceedings of the Symposium on ‘Ancient Sciences through Sanskrit’ organised on Sunday, 4 January at 9.30AM – 1.30PM. The topics in the symposium include “Ancient Indian Aviation Technology”, “Neuro Science of Yoga: Understanding the Process” etc.. Here are the reasons for this worry. ... | Read moreSeminar on Superstitious practices and Black Magic in Ernakulam, Kerala
Breakthrough Science Society in association with Democratic Lawyers Forum organised a seminar on the topic “Should Superstitious practices and Black Magic be legally proscribed?” at the Bar Council hall, High Court of Kerala on Dec 11, 2014.
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ALL INDIA SCIENCE CONFERENCE17-19 October 2014, Bangalore
The Breakthrough Science Society organized an All India Science Conference on 17-19 October at Bangalore to spearhead a new science movement. The conference prepared an outline of the science movement to be launched in the coming years, through interactions among those who are involved in science popularization activities in different parts of the country, and by hearing the opinion of eminent scientists on this issue..
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A very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hit Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on 12th October 2014. Lakhs of people had to take shelter in relief camps.The State Chapter of Breakthrough Science Society collected cyclone relief fund from teachers, students and general public.
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Prof. Gourishankar Ghatak, former Professor of Geology, Presidency College, Kolkata, a member of the advisory board of the West Bengal Chapter of BSS, and a former member of the Editorial Board of Breakthrough, has passed away on 5th November 2014. The Breakthrough Science Society deeply mourns his sad demise. We will fondly remember his wide ranging knowledge, his dedication, and his guiding role in the science activities.