May 2009 will be an epoch making month when IISc would be completing 100 years of existence. The Institute has decided
to organize a unique and exquisite event The IISc Centenary Conference to mark 100 illustrious years of leadership
in science, technology and innovation. The conference would be held at the National Science Seminar Complex in the IISc
Campus for four days during 13-16 December, 2008.
The main objective of the event is to highlight the accomplishments of IISc through the years and create a long-lasting
impact on the entire IISc community, the global scientific community, and the Indian citizenry. The event should provide
a splendid opportunity to be a part of the scientific vibrations at the Institute, listen to brilliant researchers, and
interact with phenomenally accomplished scientists from all over the globe.
The highlights of the event will include presentations by world class researchers including distinguished alumni of IISc
and by leaders of industry. The satellite events will include focused scientific symposia at the frontiers of science and
technology; high impact panels on contemporary topics on research, technology, and education; showcase to highlight the
contributions of IISc; public lectures; alumni events; cultural programs and unique special events befitting the centenary
of the Institute.