The Lovely Professional University (LPU) here on 14 May announced it has been slated to host world's biggest science event — the Indian Science Congress — next year, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate it.
The 106th Science Congress will be held from January 3-7 on the private varsity's campus with about 15,000 delegates, including 300 top scientists and Nobel Laureates, from across the world, attending the meet.
Themed "Future India: Science & Technology", the five-day event will have 18 plenary sessions, including those of medical, chemical, environmental and other science domains.
In parallel, there will be four mega events, including Children Science Conference; Women Science Conference; Science Communicators' Meet; and Science Exhibition.
"We feel honoured for hosting such a prestigious scientific congress which has to witness great scientists from not only India but also from world across," LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal said in a statement.