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Friday January 07, 2011 08:49:35 PM, IANS

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Chennai: The five-day 98th Indian Science Congress near here ended Friday. The 99th Congress will be held in Bhubaneswar.

Speaking at the valedictory function, K.C. Pandey, general president of the Indian Science Congress Association, said: "The 98th Congress was the largest with around 10,400 delegates, six Nobel laureates and around 130 scientists from India and overseas."

The Congress deliberated on the focal theme 'Quality Education and Excellence in Science Research in Indian Universities'.

According to T.R. Pachamuthu, chancellor of SRM University, where it was held, the event involved an outlay of Rs.12 crore.

He said: "The discussions held and resolutions made in this congress are appropriate in the context of private participation supplementing the efforts of the government in the education sector."

The next congress will be held Jan 3-7, 2012. The main theme of the next congress will be "Science and Technology For Inclusive Innovation - Role of Women".

It will also focus on topics like climate change and food security, rural livelihood security, clean energy, stem cell therapy, child health care, green building technologies, and science education in rural areas.







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