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In order to encourage and provide a forum for scientific research especially for the young scientists and synergise new ideas with societal needs, this Department organises three Regional Science and Technology Congresses every year jointly with different colleges/ universities of the State with the fund support from this Department. The West Bengal State Science and Technology Congress is organised departmentally. It has become the most coveted annual event for the young researchers as well as eminent Scientists and Professors of the State and at times of India too. The event had been spread to the young researchers of the farthest corner of the State through Regional and State Science & Technology Congresses.

In view of the pandemic situation last year, the regional congresses were not organised and the state congress was restricted to organisation of P C Mahalanobis Smriti Baktrita. This year too, considering the safety and security of the participants, delegates, the 29th West Bengal State Science and Technology Congress is once again limited to the organisation of the prestigious Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Smriti Baktrita. This year, we are honoured and humbled to have Nobel Laureate Dr. Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Professor, MIT, USA as our esteemed speaker for this prestigious lecture. He will deliver a talk titled "How Health Markets work in India".

The lecture is being conducted in virtual mode on 28th February, 2022 from 6:00 PM through the YouTube Channel of West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology (WBSCST) followed by a Question & Answer session.