The 42nd Indian Social Science Congress was inaugurated by Dr. Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur in KIIT campus on December 27, 2018. Inaugurating the congress, Dr. Heptulla said, “India is one of the powerhouses in Science and Social Sciences. All the branches of Science and Social Sciences should be brought together under one umbrella. Scientific temperament should be there in social sciences. The result of research in science and social sciences should reach the grass-root of the society. She also urged the social scientists to spread the knowledge and technology to every nook and corner of the country.”
Addressing the gathering, Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo, Director, IBSD, Imphal, Manipur said, “Science and social science should blend together, because we need to learn from each other. Scientists and social scientists should work together for the betterment of the society.”
The theme of the congress is ‘Human Future in Digital Era’. Indian Social Science Congress is the annual meet of social scientists organized by Indian Social Science Academy (ISSA).
More than 400 research papers will be presented during the five-day meet from December 26 – 31, while 28 subject research committees and 21 interdisciplinary thematic panels representing all disciplines will discuss on various aspects of the subject ‘Human Future in Digital Era’. Dr. Debendra Sharma will deliver Third B. V. Rangarao Memorial Lecture on Agriculture, while Dr. Mark Lindley will give lecture on Digitized World Economy.
Each of the 8 plenary into the emerging problems of survival and growth of humans on planet earth on ‘Human Future in Digital Era’ by eminent scientists would provide better insights.
Prof. Binod C. Agrawal, President, Indian Social Science Academy and 42nd Indian Social Science Congress delivered the presidential address on the theme during the inaugural session. Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Organizing Secretary, ISSA & Registrar, KIIT Deemed to be University gave the welcome address, while Dr. N. P. Chaubey, General Secretary, ISSA; Prof. Vinod Kumar Gaur; Prof. G. D. Sharma; Prof. V. N. Bhoraskar, Vice-President, ISSA; Dr. Bansidhar Mulia, Joint Organizing Secretary, ISSA and Dr. Biswabandita Kar, Jt Organizing Secretary also spoke on the occasion.