With all humility, I can vouch that there could not have been a better New Year gift to KIIT by the Association of Indian Science Congress nor could there have been a better place than Bhubaneswar to hold the 99th session of the Indian Science Congress. The congregation of great scientific minds of the country in the campus of one young and promising University – KIIT, is indeed a matter of pride for everyone in the state of Odisha. KIIT, playing the host to this greatest scientific extravaganza, in academic collaboration of NISER welcomes to all the great scientists, academicians, researchers and young budding scientists attending the session.
Science, over the year has broadened its definition. It has become a way of life and the quality of life depends much on the application of scientific knowledge, research and experiments. Indian Science Congress would help in getting relevant information on the advancement of scientific knowledge and its application for the benefit of the society. There can never be any two opinions on the fact that with every session of Indian Science Congress, the scientific world gets enriched.
Universities have remained epicenters of scientific knowledge. KIIT University, despite being relatively young always gives priority to research and utilization of the benefits of research for creating a world sans hunger and ignorance. KIIT has made a beginning through its unique experiment called KISS that works relentlessly to empower the poorest of the poor under-privileged sections of the society through education and sustainable livelihood. It is indeed a great moment for KIIT and KISS that the session of National Children Science Congress coinciding with the 99th session of ISC is being held in this campus and I take this opportunity in welcoming the child scientists to this University.
KIIT, a young University with lot of enthusiasm has carved a niche for itself for the excellent hospitality and personalized care it offers to every visitor coming to the campus. The serene, scenic and sublime environ and the academic ambiance of KIIT are just the perfect setting for a significant event like the 99th session of the Indian Science Congress. We promise to welcome you as a participant of this great event and you would go back to your places as our friends and family members of KIIT with fond memories.
I, on behalf of KIIT & KISS welcome you all and wish each one of you the very best.
I wish the Congress all success and I wish you a very Happy New Year 2012.
Dr. A. Samanta
Founder – KIIT & KISS
99th Session of Indian Science Congress