JNC Research Conference on Chemistry of Materials
The JNC Research Conferences on Chemistry of Materials organized annually at Kerala, under the initiative of Professor C N R Rao, FRS are meant to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in Chemical Sciences. Particular attention is given for supporting and encouraging young scientists as they establish themselves in their chosen fields. The JNC Research Conferences on Chemistry of Materials are supported by Sheikh Saqr Laboratory (SSL) and organised by the School of Advanced Materials (SAMat), JNCASR and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER- TVM).
The Chemical Frontiers meeting organised annually at Goa by IIT Bombay and JNCASR, was conceptualized by Professor C N R Rao, FRS to bring young chemistry researchers in India along with some senior established chemists, together, to a scenic location to discuss quality science. The idea took shape and the first of the series of meetings took place during the monsoon of 2009 (August 14-16) at Goa and the meetings have been held in Goa ever since its inception. The participants of the meeting are young Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows, who showcase their research findings in the form of either posters or short oral presentations from several IITs, IISERs, national labs and universities.
JNCASR- FCBS Workshop
The JNCASR- FCBS workshop is conducted annually for school and college chemistry students and teachers. The Foundation for Capacity Building in Science (FCBS) of the CSIR- NIIST organises the workshop in collaboration with JNCASR wherein speakers from premier scientific institutions of the country deliver talks and interact with school and college chemistry students and teachers. The workshop aims to evoke interest and encourage participants to delve deep into the world of Science.