Traditional Crafts and Artisan Meet & Expo

        The 6th edition of India International Science Festival (IISF-2020) is being organised by Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) during 22-25 December, 2020 at New Delhi in virtual mode. CSIR is the coordinating Organization for IISF-2020 and CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi  is the nodal laboratory to hold the event.

         CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI), Bhopal has been assigned as Principal Organizing Institution for the event ‘Traditional Crafts and Artisan Meet & Expo’. The event will be a National level Virtual Meet / Conference and Expo which shall be taken up under the leadership of Prof. (Dr.) Avanish Kumar Srivastava, Director, CSIR-AMPRI Bhopal. The event shall emphasise science behind the traditional Indian Art and Crafts, their history, technological and policy interventions to improve the quality of handicrafts and the life of the artisans, future prospects etc. It will consist of two parts (i) Meet-which will feature talk/lectures, panel discussion, hands-on demonstration and (ii) Expo-which will have live streaming and demonstration for extraction and processing of natural fibre and yarn, archeo-metallurgical tools & applications for benefit of artisans, and various traditional handicrafts. It will bring together traditional craftsmen and artisans, researchers and scientists, entrepreneurs, cottage industries, Self Help Groups, policymakers, students to discuss on the improvement in traditional crafts to make it globally competitive for augmenting Atma Nirbharta (Self-Sufficiency) under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Programme of Govt. of India.


Dr. Mohd Akram Khan,
Dr. Debapriya Dutta
DST, New Delhi
Pramila Majumdar
Dr. Anu Singh
Vijnana Bharati
Dr. Sarika Verma
Dr. K Venkataraman
Vijnana Bharati
Dr. Edward Peters

Updates @ IISF 2020

  1. Invitation Letter: (Click here)
  2. Program Schedule[Curtain Raiser Ceremony: November 17, 2020]: (Click here) 
  3. IISF 2020 – Curtain Raiser Ceremony by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Hon’ble Member of Parliament at CSIR-AMPRI, Bhopal held on 27th Nov 2020. [Click to view]
  4. IISF 2020 – “Vigyan Yatra” On December 15, 2020, Virtually Organized by CSIR-AMPRI, Bhopal.  (Program Schedule) [Click to join the live event]