Background of the JK Science Congress:
W hen our country got freedom, we had limited infrastructural facilities to conduct the state –of – the art research in Science and Technology. But in spite of that Indian Scientists and Technologists made breakthroughs in various fields for the growth and betterment of the nation. Agricultural scientists made invaluable progress in crop production, which ultimately led to the Green Revolution. Simultaneously, we ushered in the white revolution, making our country the largest producer of milk. Besides, Indian scientists and technologists have achieved great success in space research. Within few years, India became self- sufcient in space research, which can be substantiated by wholly indigenous successful projects like Chandrayan to explore Moon and Mangalayan to explore Mars. In 2017, India broke the record by launching 104 satellites from a single rocket. Additionally, Indian scientists have also shown their competence in nuclear research. Infant mortality has gone down almost half of what it was 70 years ago. Average life expectancy has gone up by more than 30 years. The pharmaceutical industry of India has ourished and is ranked fourth in the world. Today, Indians are dictating terms in global ITindustry. In spite of all the success stories, we are at the doorsteps of several formidable challenges.Read more
About University of Jammu
The University of Jammu, accredited as 'A' grade University by National Assessment & Accreditation Council of India came into existence in 1969 vide Kashmir and Jammu Universities Act 1969 following bifurcation of the erstwhile University of Jammu and Kashmir.
The University provides instructions in such branches of learning as it deems fit and makes provision for research and the advancement and dissemination of knowledge. The University stands for spiritual and material elements in life, thirst for knowledge and virtue under the backdrop of holy peaks of Trikuta Hills. University of Jammu holds examinations, grants degrees, generates knowledge and confers diverse academic distinctions on persons who pursue approved courses of study in the University or in constituent colleges/institutions approved for the purpose also for those who appear as external/private candidates.
It also confers honorary degrees or other distinctions on the persons of exceptional caliber. The University also admits, maintains, recognizes, affiliates colleges and other institutions. It is primarily a research, teaching, affiliating, examining body involved in promotion of arts, science and other branches of learning. The University is open to all classes and creeds with the sole objective to carry people from darkness to light.
Jammu, also known as “City of Temples” is situated at foothills of Shivalik, besides the river Tawi at an altitude of 1030 ft., from the sea level. Jammu has a rich cultural background and has the history of being a place inhabited by peace loving people. History stands testimony to the episode that Lion & Goat were seen drinking water together by Raja Jambu Lochan after whose name the city has been named Jammu. Presently, spreading from Ramnagar hills on one side to industrial town of Bari Brahamana on the other, Jammu has a population of well ones a million. Linked with rail, road and air, it has emerged as a big trading centre in the recent years. The view of the dawn and dusk of this sacred city is simply enchanting.
Scope & areas/discipline to be covered (thrust Areas):
Agriculture, Forests and other vegetation
Food Security and livelihood.
Chemical and physical sciences
Climate Changes and its impact.
Medical and Pharmaceutical sciences
Natural Resource Management.
Green Renewable and sustainable energy
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Disaster Management with special reference to floods and earth quakes
Cyber Security and Crime.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Biodiversity: Assessment and conservation.
Engineering Science & Technology.