India Science Festival

The India Science Festival (ISF) is the flagship annual event of the Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology (FAST India), a non-profit institution in India dedicated to building capacity and advancing policy solutions that foster scientific enquiry and research, and facilitate the creation, and dissemination and translation of new scientific knowledge. 

ISF is designed to provide a vibrant and stimulating platform to celebrate and explore science in all its facets. It connect young people and the general public with scientists, engineers, health professionals, business leaders, innovators, creative professionals to foster public understanding of and engagement with science and bring together various actors in the science, technology and innovation ecosystem to discuss, collaborate and progress together.

ISF strives to be a diverse and inclusive platform that provides opportunity to anyone who would like to learn about and engage in science and provide an open forum for progressive and thoughtful discussions on science. 

To achieve its vision, ISF will employ a set of intersecting objectives

People

Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan

Chief Scientific Advisor

Varun Agarwal

Founder, Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology

Jayant Krishna

CEO

Shruti Sundaresan

Program Manager (Science Communication), Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology

Sarah Iqbal

Consultant (Science Communication), Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology

Utsav Thapliyal

Program Associate (Science Communication), Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology

Volunteers and Supporters from previous years

Niyaatii Swami

Senior Manager-Global Brand Marketing, SHL

Vishal Venugopal

Director of Architecture at SHL

Abhishek Unnam

Manager, AI, SHL

Amit Thakur

Chief of Staff, SHL

Promit Moitra

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute For Plasma Research

Misha Gupta

Graduate Student, Harvard Student

Rupsy Khurana

Multimedia Science Communicator, Project Coordinator (Nature Conservation Foundation)

Moumita Mazumdar

Science Communicator, Design Consultant (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms)

Shubh Singh

Parth Garg

Mtech Chemical Engineering (IIT Roorkee)

Vedang Puranik

Incoming PhD student at Dartmouth College

Pooja Iyer

Pokhee Saharia

Student, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER Mohali)

Arnab Lahiry

Masters student at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati.

Siddharth Gupta

Suyash Labh

Student at Hindu College