India to host Asian Science Camp from Aug 10
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 18:22
Mumbai: In an effort to promote international scientific cooperation among future generation through interaction with top global scientists, India will host the three-day Asian Science Camp (ASC) from August 10.

The camp will be attended by around 185 students and 30 teachers from 20 countries, Director of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) and organiser of the camp, Dr H C Pradhan told media today.

"We are expecting a large contingent of students from Japan and China," he said, adding that students from Vietnam, Pakistan, Thailand, Honkong, Egypt, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, Israel and Republic of Korea are also participating.

Twenty volunteer students from India who could not be selected as participants will also attend the camp, Pradhan said.

"This is for the first time India will be hosting the ASC and this is fourth in the series. The highlight of this ASC is that we have included Biology besides Physics and Chemistry," Dr Mustansir Barma, Director, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) said.

Earlier meetings held in Taipei (2007), Bali (2008) and Ibaraki, Japan (2009) had only Physics and Chemistry, he said.

Last year in Japan, Principal Scientific Advisor to government of India Dr R Chidambaram had suggested about inclusion of Biology which is an integral part of science, Barma said.


First Published: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 18:22

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