The third is scheduled to be held in Chennai next month said, Union minister Harsh Vardhan. The festival is being organized collectively by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) and top scientists from India are expected to participate in four day festival.
The fest will be held from October 13-16 at IIT-Chennai.
The valedictory session of the event will be marked by Venkaiah Naidu, the vice president and the event will be jointly inaugurated by the science and technology ministers of Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Portugal.
The festival will have a session on 'Deep Ocean Research', a science teacher workshop focusing on the Northeast, a science film festival, industry academia interactions and summits on grassroot innovators and start-ups.
According to a senior government official a total of INR 10 crore will be spent on the project and Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) all under the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Earth Sciences will collectively bear the cost.