The first national symposium on retransforming Bharatiya Education, Science and Technology (BEST 2017): Uttar-Purva Bharat - A Mystic region of the paradise is being organized during October 06 - 08, 2017 jointly by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, Gauhati University, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal and Research for Resurgence Foundation. We expect about 400 participants from academia, industries and organizations involved in education for masses. A large number of student delegates is also expected to participate in this event. This symposium is the inaugural biennial PAN-India event to enhance and enrich young minds to get involved in more and more value added research as per the need of our country and to preserve and inculcate our traditions, art and culture.

The convergence of technology with modern life has reached a state where dependence of human life on technology is ubiquitous. Today technology is poised to look beyond its traditional bastions of application with pervasive impact on healthcare, environment, energy, transportation, and disaster management. This has generated immense dependency of industry and society on various technologies. Bharat is already playing a major role in the area of technology as a user and, is stepping ahead to become self-reliant and leader by making more and more indigenous products. Many government and private organizations are working hard to fulfill Bharat's dream of Make-in-India. Therefore the need of indigenous technology development has taken the center-stage. In order to achieve this goal, we have to know precisely the need of the masses, their culture, arts and traditions. This is only possible when science and technology fuses correctly with traditions, art and culture of people. Therefore, re-evolution of Bharatiya education systems like Nalanda, Takshshila as per the present context is the need of hour.

In this regard, first time a national symposium with the themes Traditions and faiths, Languages and Literature, Folklore, Economic Issues (Trade, Commerce, Agriculture etc.), Science and Technology, Literacy to Education, Anthropological and Demographic Issues, and History, Legend and Mythology is going to be organized in the Uttar-Purva region of Bharat.

In this edition, special emphasis is given to Uttar-Purva Bharat because of its diversity in languages, arts, cultures and traditions, and its influence on ASEAN countries. Hence, initiation and organization of BEST 2017 in Uttar-Purva has special significance for the following reasons - creating awareness of Uttar-Purva among participants from abroad and other parts of Bharat, and providing an opportunity to the researchers, academia, industries and student community of this region to interact and exchange ideas with experts from all over the world. Such interactions will facilitate better understanding not only about technological developments across the globe amongst the peers but also help them to understand traditions, cultures and values of Uttar-Purva Bharat.

Call for Contributions

Sub-Themes of the symposium

  • Traditions and faiths

  • Languages and Literature

  • Folklore

  • Economic Issues (Trade, Commerce, Agriculture etc.)

  • Science and Technology

  • Traditional Knowledge System

  • Literacy to Education

  • Anthropological and Demographic Issues

  • History, Legend and Mythology

Important Dates

Paper Submission
Abstract Submission31 July 2017
Full Paper Submission10 August 2017
Notification of Acceptance for Papers31 August 2017
Camera Ready Paper Submission15 September 2017
Workshop Proposal15 August 2017
Workshop Announcement31 August 2017
Registration Opens01 September 2017
Fellowship Application Opens15 August 2017
Fellowship Application closes31 August 2017
Fellowship Acceptance05 September 2017

Tentative date-wise schedule

06 October 2017Inauguration and Keynote Speech
07 October 2017Invited Talks and Paper Presentations
08 October 2017Invited Talks, Paper Presentations and Valedictory Function