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Prof. DS Kothari Memorial Oration (JULY)

Year

Orator Name & Title

2016

Dr K Kasturirangan, Former Chairman ISRO and Chancellor of Jawahar Lal Nehru University: “A Vision of Contemporary India through the Prism of Science”

2015

Dr S Christopher, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Director General DRDO, “Network Centric Airspace Surveillance: A Force Multiplier”.

2014

Dr R.Chidambaram, PSA to Govt. of India, former Chairman, AEC, “Need for a Knowledge Economy For Development & For Security”.

2013

Sh. Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri and   Secretary, Defence R&D & DG, DRDO, New Delhi: “Future War Unmanned: Technology Challenges”

2012

Dr. Goverdhan Mehta, FNA,FRS,National Research Professor & Former Director, IISc, Bangaluru:  “Inventing a Better Future : Challenging the Axiom of Impossibility”

2011

Dr. Kota Harinarayana,: “Engineering Complex System : Challenges & Opportunities”

2010

Dr. V.K. Saraswat, SA to RM, DRDO: “Emerging Security Threats & Defence Technologies – A Perspective”

2009

Prof. K.L. Chopra, Former Director, IIT Delhi: “Electricity from Sun”

2008

Prof. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India: “Science & Youth”

2007

Dr. S. Banerjee, Director, BARC, Mumbai :“Indian Nuclear Power Programme”

2006

Dr. V.S. Arunachalam, Former SA to RM, DRDO: “Prof. D.S. Kotheri :The Man & His Mission”

2005

Prof. A.R. Verma, Former Director, NPL, Delhi: “Discovery of Raman Effect”

2004

Prof. M.M. Sharma, FRS, FNA, Emeritus Professor of Eminence Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology: “The Crucial Role of Innovation in the Growth of Industries in India”

2003

Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, FRS, FNAE, DG. CSIR & Secretary, Deptt. Of S&IR: “Launching Indian Innovation Movement”

2002

Prof. J.N. Nanda, Former Director, DRDO & Visiting Prof, Punjab Univ, Chandigarh: “Origin of Terrestrial Magnetism”

2001

Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, AEC & Secy, Deptt of Atomic Energy: “Science & Society Linkages : Strategies in Atomic Energy”

2000

Prof. M.G.K. Menon, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor: “Changing Faces of Science : A Holistic Indian Approach”

1999

Prof. R.C. Mehrotra, Vice-Chancellor, Univ of Raj, Jaipur: “Mind-Brain Interaction”

1998

Prof. S.K. Joshi, Chairman, RAC, Delhi: “Super Conductivity : Fountainhead for New Technologies & New Science”

1997

Dr. Sampooran Singh, Former Director, DLJ: “Prof. Kothari : His Vision on Science, Education & Spirituality”

1996

Sh. J.V. Ramana Rao, Former Director, DLJ: “Glimpses of Advanced Technology Warfare of Today & Its Future Trends”

1995

Prof. P. Rama Rao,Secy, Deptt of S&T, Govt of India: “Past, Present & Future of Science in India”

1994

Dr. Prem Kripal, Former Secy, Min of Edu & Culture, Govt of India: “Value of Education”

1993

Sh. A. Nagaratnam, Emeritus Scientist, DRDO : “Prof. DS Kothari : Architect of Science in India”


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