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List of Past General Presidents

Session Year Place Name Title of Presidential Address
1st 1914 Calcutta Hon. Justice Sir Asutosh Mookerjee About Science Congress
2nd 1915 Madras Hon. Surgeon-General W.B.Bannermann The Importance of Knowledge of Biology of Medical, Sanitary and Scientific Men Working in the Tropics
3rd 1916 Lucknow Colonel Sir Sidney G.Burrard The Plains of Northern India and their Relationship to the Himalayan Mountains
4th 1917 Bangalore Sir Alfred Gibbs Bourne On Scientific Rescarch
5th 1918 Lahore Gilbert T.Walker On Teaching of Science
6th 1919 Bombay Lt. Colonel Sir Leonard Rogers Researches on Cholera
7th 1920 Nagpur Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Dawn of Science in Modern India
8th 1921 Calcutta Sir Rajendra Nath Mukherjee On Science and Industry
9th 1922 Madras Mr. C. S. Middlemiss Relativity
10th 1923 Lucknow Sir M.Visvesvaraya Scientific Institutions and Scientists
11th 1924 Bangalore Dr.N. Annandala Evolution Convergent and Divergent
12th 1925 Banaras Dr.M.O. Forster On Experimental Training
13th 1926 Bombay Mr. Albert Howard Agriculture and Science
14th 1927 Lahore Sir J.C. Bose The Unity of Life
15th 1928 Calcutta Dr. J.L. Simonsen On Chemistry of Natural Products
16th 1929 Madras Prifessor C.V.Raman On Raman Effect
17th 1930 Allahabad Col S.R. Cristopher The Science and Disease
18th 1931 Nagpur Lt.Col. R.B. Seymour Sewell The Problem of Evolution Experimental Modification of Bodily Structure
19th 1932 Bangalore Rai Bahadur Lal Shiv Ram Kashayap Some Aspects of the Alpine Vegetation of the Himalaya and Tibet
20th 1933 Patna Sir Lewis L. Fermor The Place of Geology in the Life of a Nation
21st 1934 Bombay Professor M.N.Saha Fundamental Cosmological Problems
22nd 1935 Calcutta Dr.J. H. Hutton Anthropology and India
23rd 1936 Indore Sir U.N.Brahmachari The Rold of Science in the Recent Progress of Medicine
24th 1937 Hyderabad Rao Bahadur T.S.Venkatraman The Indian Village - Its Past, Present and Future
25th 1938 Calcutta Sir James Jeans(Lord Rutherford of Nelson died prematurely) Researches in India and in Great Britain
26th 1939 Lahore Professor J.C. Ghosh On Research in Chemistry in India
27th 1940 1940 Professor B. Sahni The Decean Traps : An Episode of the Tertiary Era
28th 1941 Banaras Sir Ardesir Dalal Science and Industry
29th 1942 Baroda Dr. D.N. Wadia The Making of India
30th 1943 Calcutta Dr. D.N. Wadia Minerals' Share in the War
31st 1944 Delhi Professor S.N.Bose The Classical Determinism and the Quantum Theory
32nd 1945 Nagpur Sir Shanti S.Bhatnagar Give science a Chance
33rd 1946 Bangalore Professos M.Afzal Husain The Food Problem of India
34th 1947 Delhi Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Science in the Service of the Nation
35th 1948 Patna Colonel Sir Ram Nath Chopra Rationalisation of Medicine in India
36th 1949 Allahabad Sir K.S.Krishnan -----
37th 1950 Poona Professor P.C. Mahalanobis Why Statisties?
38th 1951 Bangalore r.H.J. Bhabha The Present Concept of the Physical World
39th 1952 Calcutta Dr.J.N. Mukherjee Science and Our Problems
40th 1953 Lucknow Dr. D.M. Bose The Living and the Non-living
41st 1954 Hyderabad Dr.S.L. Hora Give Scientists a Chance
42nd 1955 Baroda Professor S.K. Mitra Science and Progress
43th 1956 Agra Dr.M.S. Krishnan Mineral Resources and Their Problems
44th 1957 Calcutta Dr.B.C. oy On Science for Human Welfare and Development of the Country
45th 1958 Madras Prof. M.S. Thacker Grammar of Scientific Development
46th 1959 Delhi Dr. A.L. Mudaliar Tribute to Basic Sciences
47th 1960 Bombay Professor P.Parija Impact of Society on Science
48th 1961 Roorkee Professor N.R. Dhar Nitrogen Problem
49th 1962 Cuttack Dr.B. Mukherji Mpact of Life Sciences on Man
50th 1963 Delhi Professor D.S.Kothari Science and the Universities
51nd 1964 Calcutta Professor Humayun Kabir Science and the State
52nd 1965 Calcutta Professor Humayun Kabir ----
53rd 1966 Chandigarh Professor B.N. Prasad Science in India
54th 1967 Hyderabad Professor T.R.Seshadri Science and National Welfare
55th 1968 Varanasi Dr. Atma Ram Science in India - Some Aspects
56th 1969 Bombay Dr.A.C.Josi (Prof.A.C.Banerjee died prematurely) A Breathing Spell : Plant sciences in Service of Man
57th 1970 Kharagpur Dr.L.C. Verman Standardization : A Triple Point Discipline
58th 1971 Bangalore Dr.B.P. Pal Agricultural Science and Human Welfare
59th 1972 Calcutta Professor W.D.West Geology in the Service of India
60th 1973 Chandigarh Dr.S. Bhagavantam Sixty Years of Science in India
61st 1974 Nagpur Professor R.S. Mishra Mathematics - Queen or Handmai
62nd 1975 Delhi Professor(Mrs.)Asima Chatterjee Science and Technology in India : Present and Future
63rd 1976 Waltair Dr.M.S. Swaminathan Science and Integrated Rural Development
64th 1977 Bhubaneswar Dr.H.N. Sethna Survey, Conservation and Utilisation Resources
65th 1978 Ahmedabad Dr.S.M. Sircar Science Education and Rural Development
66th 1979 Hyderabad Professor R.C.Mehrotra Science and Technology in India During the Coming Decade (s)
67th 1980 Jadavpur Professor A.K. Saha Energy Strategies for India
68th 1981 Varanasi Professor A.K. Sharma Impact of the Development of Science and Technology on Environment
69th 1982 Mysore Professor M.G.K. Menon Basic Research as an Integral Component of Self-reliant Base of Science and Technology
70th 1983 Tirupati Professor B. Ramachandra Rao Man and the Ocean - Resource and Development
71st 1984 Ranchi Professor R.P. Bambah Quality Science in India - Ends and Means
72nd 1985 Lucknow Professor A.S. Paintal High Altitude Studies
73rd 1986 Delhi Dr.T.N.Khoshoo Rold of Science and Technology in Environmental Management
74th 1987 Bangalore Professor (Mrs.)Archana Sharma Resources and Human Well-being-Inputs from Science and Technology
75th 1988 Pune Professor C.N.R. Rao Frontiers in Science & Technology
76th 1989 Madurai Dr.A.P. Mitra Science & Technology in India : Technology Missions
77th 1990 Cochin Professor Yash Pal Science in Society
78th 1991 Indore Professor D.K. Sinha Coping with Natural Disaster : An Integrated Approach
79th 1992 Baroda Dr.Vasant Gowariker Science, Population and Development
80th 1993 Goa Dr.S.Z. Qasim Science and Quality of Life
81st 1994 Jaipur Professor P.N. Shrivastava Science in India : Excellence and Accountability
82nd 1995 Calcutta Dr.S.C. Pakrashi Science, Technology and Industrial Development in India
83rd 1996 Patiala Professor U.R. Rao Science and Technology for Achieving Food, Economic and Healthy Security
84th 1997 Delhi Dr.S.K. Joshi Frontiers in Science & Engineering and Their Relevance to National Development
85th 1998 Hyderabad Prof.P. Rama Rao Science & Technology in Independent India : Retrospect and Prospect
86th 1999 Chennai Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Sharma New Bioscience: Opportunities and Challenges as we Move into the Next Millennium
87th 2000 Pune Dr.R.A. Mashelkar Indian S & T into the Next Millennium
88th 2001 Delhi Dr. R.S. Paroda Food, Nutrition and Environmental Security
89th 2002 Lucknow Professor S.S. Katiyar Health Care, Education and Information Technology
90th 2003 Bangalore Dr.K. Kasturirangan Frontier Science and Cutting-Edge Technologies
91th 2004 Chandigarh Professor Asis Dutta Science and Society in the Twenty First Century : Quest for Excellence
92th 2005 Ahmedabad Professor N.K. Ganguly Health Technology as Fulcrum of Development for the Nation
93rd 2006 Hyderabad Professor I.V. Subba Rao Integrated Rural Development : Science and Technology
94th 2007 Annamalainagar Dr. Harsh Gupta Planet Earth
95th 2008 Visakhapatnam Dr. Ramamurthi Rallapalli Knowledge Based Society Using Environmentally Sustainable Science And Technology
96th 2009 Shillong Dr. T. Ramasami Science Education and attraction of Talent for Excellence in Research
97th 2010 Thiruvananthapuram Dr. G. Madhavan Nair Science & Technology Challenges of 21st Century – National Perspective
98th 2011 Chennai Prof. K. C. Pandey Quality Education and Excellence in Scientific Research in Indian Universities
99th 2012 Bhubaneswar Prof. Geetha Bali Science And Technology for Inclusive Innovation - Role of Women
100th 2013 Kolkata Dr. Manmohan Singh Science for shaping the future of India
101th 2014 Jammu Prof. R. C. Sobti Innovations in Science & Technology for Inclusive Development
102nd 2015 Mumbai   Science & Technology for Human Development
103rd 2016 Mysore Dr. Ashok Kumar Saxena Science & Technology for Indigenous Development in India
104th 2017 Tirupati Prof D. Narayana Rao Science & Technology for National Development
105th 2018 Imphal Dr. Achyuta Samanta Reaching the Unreached Through Science & Technology
106th 2019 Phagwara, Jalandhar Dr. Manoj Kumar Chakrabarti Science & Technology : Future India
107th 2020 Bengaluru Prof. K. S. Rangappa Science & Technology: Rural Development
108th 2023 Nagpur Dr. (Mrs.) Vijay Laxmi Saxena Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment

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