‘Brain Awareness Week’ Begins At IIT Gandhinagar; Know Details


New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar is celebrating the ‘Brain Awareness Week’ from Monday, March 15. The programme is aimed at informing and educating people about the ‘wonders of brain’ and generate excitement among young researchers to pursue studies in brain sciences.

The seven-day event will see quizzes, talks and competitions. There will also be competitions for Classes IX to XII students.

Interested students can register on the IIT Gandhinagar website cogs.iitgn.ac.in for the online session.

The Brain Awareness Week will have two competitions — Junior Research Competition for high school students (Classes IX to XII) who will have to make a presentation of their research on March 20 and Stories of Scientists for working scientists to submit prose, poetry and art on the life and work of any scientist presently working in the area of Brain Sciences, reported NDTV.

Brain science specialists, writers, doctors and researchers will be speakers during the event. Raghav Rajan from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, Anindya Ghosh Roy from the National Brain Research Centre, Sanjeev Jain and Suvarna Alladi from NIMHANS, Sachin Deshmukh, from Indian Institute of Science, Meera Sunny from Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Supriya Ray from Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, Bittu K Rajaraman from Ashoka University are among the speakers.

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