Role of Indian Science Congress Association in the Emergence of Scientific Community in Pre-Independ
24 December 2021
The society could bridge the gap between science and society and present to general public the aims, purpose, ideals and value of science as an instrument for social and economic improvement.32 He sought the support of those associated with science in India for the establishment of the Indian Association for the Advancement of Science whose most important aspect was to enable cooperation among sci. [...] The composition of the office-bearers, list of members, chairman of sections and presenters attest to involvement of both Europeans and natives.42 The low number of papers presented during the first session threatened the future proceedings of the Congress. [...] The diversity in the choice of places suitable for the annual Congress synced well with the Congresses’ objective to promote and advance the cause of science in different parts of India based on the model of BAAS. [...] The foundation of Madras Fisheries Department Marine Biological Station in Krusadai Island, by the government was the direct result of the efforts of the Congress sections.89 ISC showcased need of scientific community in professional matters like remuneration of scientific workers and professional status of scientists. [...] See William Wilberforce, Substance of the speeches of William Wilberforce, especially on the clause in the East-India; bill for promoting the religious instruction and moral improvement of the natives of the British dominions in India, on the 22d of June, and the 1st and 12th of July, 1813, The Pamphleteer, Vol.