Under the aegis of RC-28: Sociology of Everyday Life of the Indian Sociological Society.
Why Should You Attend this Conference?
  • To enable systematic and cross-disciplinary discussions related to the interplay of Science in everyday life.
  • To leverage the opportunity of an academically rewarding discussion on various aspects of interface areas of Science, Society and everyday life.
  • To establish/reinforce meaningful academic network.

About Conference

NISER Bhubaneswar is organizing a national conference on Science, Technology and Society with the following objectives:
  • To enable cross-disciplinary discussions related to the multi-pronged impacts of science in everyday social life.
  • Presentation and discussion on science-society interface fostering interdisciplinary conversations about contemporary social issues and the productivity of science that are relevant and meaningful to everyday social life.
  • Topics will include and not be restricted to creation of new knowledge and improving quality of life, impacts of scientific knowledge on various aspects of everyday life ranging from routine/mundane aspects to larger developmental issues, environmental concerns, and government policy; Scientific temper, Science vs Myth/Pseudoscience, Science communication and Social character of Science.

The deliberations will engage the scholars/ practitioners working at the intersections of sociology, science, and public policy, and those treading in the areas of STEM, medicine and Humanities.

The conference also aims at bringing together academicians and research scholars engaged in relevant areas of theoretical empirical research. Mid- career professionals and young social scientists are also encouraged to present their research findings and work in progress.


National Institute of Science Education and Research, under the aegis of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), has been established with the aim of embedding scientific rigor within larger pedagogic practices in the country. The academic programmes of NISER are affiliated to Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai, a deemed research university that oversees academic programs at Institutions that are part of the DAE. NISER campus is situated over 300 acres of land in Jatni town, 25 Kms from the Bhubaneswar railway station and 20 kms away from the airport. Other Institutes of national importance IIT Bhubaneswar, AIIMS, Xavier University are in the general neighborhood. The Khurda Road railway junction is in the immediate vicinity. The Institute started functioning from the permanent campus in July 2015, nine years since 28th August 2006, when the then Prime Minister of India, Shri Dr. Manmohan Singh, announced the proposal for its establishment. The Institute at Jatni campus was formally inaugurated and dedicated to the nation on 7th February, 2016, by the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi.

A primary objective of the Institute is to train and nurture human resources in the Sciences for the knowledge economies of the future. NISER has seven schools namely School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemical Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Mathematical Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, School of Computer Science and School of Earth and Planetary Science. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers doctoral programme in the disciplines of Economics, English, Psychology and Sociology. For more details about the school, please visit the website.

About Bhubaneswar

Popularly known as the temple city, Bhubaneswar bears an architectural legacy. The Capital city of Odisha is located at approximately 20o N and 86o E in the Eastern coastal plains at an average altitude of 45mtrs from the sea level. Before the modern city designed by the German architect Otto Königsberger gained it geo-political significance, Bhubaneswar had always found a significant mention in Indian History dating as back as to the 1st and 2nd century AD.

Konark's Sun Temple on the sea and Puri , two of India's top world heritage monuments are just over an hour's drive away. Together with Bhubaneswar they form the golden triangle, one of the most visited destinations of India. The country's largest brackish water lake, Chilika is equally distant and is one of the most attractive tourist destinations of the state. Important places to visit in and around Bhubaneswar include Lingaraj temple, Mukteshwar temple, Rajarani temple, Bindusagar lake, Planetarium, Museum of Natural History, the Tribal museum, the Handicraft Museum, Nandankanan Zoological Park and Botanical garden, the caves of Udaygiri, and Khandgiri, the White Pagoda and Rock edicts at Dhauli, etc. Fast growing as an educational hub, it caters to more than 1.4 million people today. A generally peaceful city, Bhubaneswar is one of the greenest of the country. In July, we expect the weather in Bhubaneswar to be pleasant with clear skies. Typical average high and low temperatures are expected to be 32℃ and 26℃ respectively. The airport at Bhubaneswar, recently elevated to an International one, is very well connected to major cities of India such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Guwahati, Varanasi, Lucknow, Raipur, etc.

Organising Committee

Prof. Sudhakar Panda
Director, NISER

Prof. Pranay Kumar Swain

Organising Secretary

School of HSS, NISER

Prof. Amarjeet Nayak


School of HSS, NISER

Prof. Joe Varghese Yeldho


School of HSS, NISER

Prof. Debashis Pattanaik


School of HSS, NISER

Prof. Rooplekha Khuntia


School of HSS, NISER

Prof. Amarendra Das


School of HSS, NISER


Registration is mandatory for attending the conference. However, there is no registration fee. Online registration link will be activated here by second week of March 2023. One of the authors of the accepted paper will be allowed to register for the conference. However, as many co-authors can attend the conference at their own expenses.

Registration has been closed.

Paper Submission

NISER welcomes research papers that fall in the broader area of Everyday Life with specific or concealed reference to Science and Technology. All those who are interested in submitting papers for the Conference should send the softcopy of the full paper and the abstract (300 words) to For accommodation and other local logistical details, please contact the local organising secretary, Dr. Pranay Kumar Swain at or Mr. Chandra Shekhar Mahapatra at

The last date for submission of papers is 12 March 2023. Confirmation of the acceptance of papers will be made to the authors by 15 March 2023.

Travel & Accommodation

Only one author of the accepted paper will be reimbursed the admissible travel expenses of return Air or rail fare by the shortest route. The registered authors will also be provided with complimentary accommodation on NISER campus. As there is a limited number of rooms available with us, we will be constrained to extend accommodation to non-registered or accompanying persons. Registration has to be completed in advance through the conference website and on-the-spot registration will not be allowed. Those interested in staying in hotels can do so in Bhubaneswar city on their own expenses. In such cases transport facility will be provided for the delegates to reach the conference venue. Local participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements.


09:30 - 11:45

10:15 - 10:30 | Introduction to the Conference and RC-28, ISS: Dr. Pranay Swain and Prof. Sanjay Roy / Prof. Abhijit Mitra

10:30 - 10:45 | Welcome Address: Prof. Sudhakar Panda, Director, NISER

10:45 - 11:15 | Address by the Chief Guest: Dr. Ambika Prasad Nanda, Head-CSR, TATA Steel

11:15 - 11:45 | Plenary Talk: Prof. E. Haribabu, Former Vice Chancellor and Dean of Social Scieneces, University of Hyderabad

11:45 - 12:00 | Break

12:00 - 13:00

12:00 - 12:30 | Prof. Palok Aich, NISER Bhubaneswar

12:30 - 13:00 | Prof. Nagaraju Gundimeda, University of Hyderabad

13:00 - 14:30 | LUNCH BREAK

14:30 - 17:30

14:30 - 15:00 | Prof. Subhasis Sahoo, Allahabad University

15:00 - 15:30 | Dr. Shankha Sanyal, Jadavpur University

15:30 - 16:00 | Prof. Sreeparna Chakraborty, Gazole Mahavidyalay, Malda

16:00 - 16:15 | Break

16:15 - 17:30

16:15 - 16:45 | Dr. B Patra, Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar

16:45 - 17:15 | Ms. Anuradha Gupta, Heritage Law College, Kolkata

17:15 - 17:30 | Epilogue Day-1

10:00 - 11:45

10:00 - 10:15 | Recap of Day-1 / Prologue Day-2

10:15 - 10:45 | Prof. Dalia Chakraborty, Jadavpur University

10:45 - 11:15 | Prof. Amies Mukhopadhyay, Jadavpur Univeristy

11:15 - 11:45 | Prof. Sanjay Roy, North Bengal University

11:45 - 12:00 | Break

12:00 - 13:00

12:00 - 12:30 | Mr. Ajitesh Mathur, NISER Bhubaneswar

12:30 - 13:00 | Dr. Surjeet Sahoo, IMS and SUM

13:00 - 14:30 | LUNCH BREAK

14:30 - 16:00

14:30 - 15:00 | Prof. Pinaki Roy, Govt. General Degree College, Mangalkote, Purba Barddhaman

15:00 - 15:30 | Mr. Suraj Das, IIT Roorkee

15:30 - 16:00 | Ms. Sayantika Das, Jadavpur University

16:00 - 16:15 | Break

16:15 - 18:00

16:15 - 16:45 | Dr. Pranay Swain, NISER Bhubaneswar

16:45 - 17:15 | Prof. Sanjay Roy / Prof. Abhijit Mitra, North Bengal University / Burdwan University

17:15 - 18:00 | VALEDICTORY SESSION | Address by the Chief Guest Prof. Bedangadas Mohanty, NISER Bhubaneswar

Reaching the Venue

The conference will be held at NISER Bhubaneswar campus during 24-25 March 2023.

1. By Air: NISER is located about 30 kms from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BBI), Bhubaneswar. You can reach NISER by a taxi.
2. By Train: The nearest railway station to NISER is the Khurda Road Junction (KUR), which is about 5 kms from NISER. You can also take a train to Bhubaneswar railway station (BBS). After reaching Bhubaneswar railway station, one can either take another train to Khurda Road junction or take a taxi to reach NISER.
See Map


[Parent] : Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
[Host] : National Institute of Science Education and Research


Overall Coordination:

Dr. Pranay Kumar Swain
Local Organising Secretary
  •   +91-674-2494371 / 2494012 / 9937009939
  •   pranay []


Accommodation / Local Hospitality:

Mr. Chandra Shekhar Mahapatra
  •   chandra []


National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar
At/PO: Jatni, District: Khurda, PIN: 752050
Odisha, India
  • School of HSS, NISER
  • +91-674-2494371 / 2494012
  • pranay / chandra []