Date: Dec 12, 2017

Science and technology is an integral part of policymaking that encompass agriculture, natural resources, atomic energy, education, transport or industries. The dominant discourse, however, has always led to insufficient communication between scientists, policymakers, the media and the public, which in turn throws spanner to several policy initiatives.

This Dialogue will seek opinions from different stakeholders in order to find solutions for better dissemination of information.

The Dialogue will see the book release of Bridging the Communication Gap in Science and Technology, edited by Pallava Bagla and V.V. Binoy, followed by two sessions.

Raghunath Mashelkar, Chairman, National Innovation Foundation, is the chief guest.

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About the book

This book provides a snapshot of the existing science communication policy and practice in India across different S&T sectors, and offers solutions to building effective communication. It provides an understanding on how to avoid societal clashes in situations when science meets the public in these sectors. The editors and contributors argue that effective S&T communication leads not only to a more informed public, but also benefits research itself, and in a changing society like India this is a crucial element related to good governance and policymaking.


Raghunath Mashelkar, Chairman, National Innovation Foundation

Pallava Bagla, Science Editor, NDTV

Shivaprasad Khened, Director, Nehru Science Centre

S.K. Malhotra, Former Head, Public Awareness Division, Department of Atomic Energy

A.S.K.V.S Sharma, Senior Principal Scientist, Central Food Technological Research

Shinjini Chatterjee, Executive Editor, Springer

Soutik Biswas, Features and Analysis Editor, BBC

Aniket Sule, Faculty,Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education

RSVP Sanchayan Bhattacharjee | [email protected]; +91 98209 79510

The timing is from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Venue Address

Victor Menezes Convention Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai