In order to encourage and provide a forum for scientific research especially for the young scientists and synergize new ideas with societal needs this Department organizes West Bengal State Science and Technology Congress every year jointly with different universities of the State with the fund support from this Department, since 1994. From 2016-17, this Department is organizing the State Science & Technology Congress independently.
Three satellite Regional Science & Technology Congresses are being organized jointly with different universities of the State with the fund support from this Department in the months of November and December, since 2016-17. Up to five papers are selected as ‘Outstanding Paper’ in Regional Congresses in each discipline. These awardees are then invited to participate in the State Science and Technology Congresses for presenting the selected paper. Up to three Outstanding Papers Awards in each discipline is given during the State Science Congress. Both the awards contain a Certificate, Memento and a cash prize.
This event has become the Holy Grail for the young researchers of the State. Every year the event witnesses the confluence of some of the best budding scientists as well as Eminent Scientists, Researchers and Professors of the State and at times, of India too. The ambit of the Congress also caters and encourages the inquisitive minds of the Children’s of the State. The Children are encouraged for their contribution and achievements through a Session dedicated for the Children - the Children’s Science Session.