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Karnataka Rajyotsava Extension Lecture – isec

Karnataka Rajyotsava Extension Lecture

Seminar And Training

Karnataka Rajyotsava Extensions Lecture Series

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Name of the Speaker



January 6, 2022

Shri Suresh Heblikar
Noted Cinema Artist and Environmentalist

Films and Environment


December 29, 2020

Prof. K.V. Raju
Karnataka Rajyotsava Awardee 2020,
Economic Advisor to the Chief Minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow

How Improved Governance in Uttar Pradesh has Enabled Better Management of Covid – 19 and Migrants


November 14, 2019

Dr. N. Shaik Masthan
Professor, Department of History &
Director Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences Jnana Bharathi, Bangalore University, Bengaluru

Karnataka as Depicted by Arab Writers


December 8, 2017

Prof. S. Bisaliah, M.A., P.hD(Minnesota)
Economist and Former Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru


November 17, 2015

Shri Subroto Bagchi,
Co-Founder and Chairman of Mindtree Ltd., Bengaluru

Platform and Purpose


December 10, 2014

Shri Chiranjiv Singh, IAS (Retd.) Former Additional Chief Secretary, & Former Development Commissioner of Karnataka Government of Karnataka

Cultural Significance of the Rajyotsava & its Growth over the years


December 04, 2013

Mr. Justice N. Santosh Hegde
Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India Former Lokayukta of Karnataka State

What's Left of Indian Democracy?


December 17, 2012

Dr. Ullas Karanth,
Director for Science-Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society and Director, Centre for Wildlife Studies

Recovering Fragile Species in a Crowded Sub-Continent


December 29, 2011

Dr. Chandrashekhara Kambara,
Jnana Peetha award winner & Life Member of ISEC Society

Karnataka Rajyotsava Extension Lecture


December 10, 2010

Smt. Arundhati Nag,
an eminent Theatre Person

My Journey in Theatre


November 19, 2009

Prof. P. Balaram,
Director Indian Institute of Science, Banaglore

Academic Research and Innovation


November 27, 2008

Prof. K Kasturirangan,
Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore

Social Dimensions on Indian Space Programme


November 23, 2007

Mr. Justice Rajindar Sachar,
Chief Justice (Retired), High Court of Delhi

Constitution, the Executive, Legislature and the Courts


November 14, 2006

Shri M Veerappa Moily
Chairman, Administrative Reforms Commission, GoI

Knowledge Society and Caste-Based Reservations


November 19, 2005

Prof. T V Ramakrishnan,
DAE-Homi Bhabha Professor, Banaras Hindu University

Investing in Higher Education and Research


November 26, 2004

Shri K V Subbanna,
Well-known theatre personality and winner of 1991 Ramon Magsasay Award for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts

My Concept of the Community


November 15, 2003

Dr. S L Bhyrappa,
Eminent Kannada Literature, Critic and Novelist

Art and its Applications


November 27, 2002

Prof. C N R Rao,
Noted Scientist and President of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

Science in the Future of India


November 27, 2001

Prof. Roddam Narasimha,
Director, NIAS

Some Thoughts on the Scientific, Industrial and other Allied Revolutions


November 27, 2000

Shri N R Narayana Murthy,
Chairman & Managing Director, Infosys

Have Economic Principles Mattered in Indian Policy Making


November 30, 1999

Mr. Justice M N Venkaachalaiah,
Former Chief Justice, Supreme court of India

The Constitution and Social Justice


November 4, 1998

Mr. Justice Rama Jois,
Former Chief Justice of Haryana and Punjab High Court

Human Rights and Bharatiya Values at Karnataka Youth Centre


November 22, 1997

Shri T R Satish Chandran,
Former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India

Infrastructure for India’s Development


November 18, 1996

Prof. B V Sreekantan,
Eminent Physicist

Science and Society in the 21st Century


November 17, 1995

Dr. U R Rao,
Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor and Member, Space Commission

Science and Technology as an Instrument of Socio-Economic Change


November 24, 1994

Mr. Justice E S Venkataramiah,
Former Chief Justice of India

Directive Principles of State Policy in Indian Constitution


November 26, 1993

Dr. Raja Ramanna,
Director, NIAS

Technology Transfer and Non-Proliferation at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan


November 23, 1992

Shri M Y Ghorpade,
Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, GoK

Whither Economic Policy and Performance


November 8, 1991

Dr. U R Anantha Murthy,
Noted Kannada Writer & Professor of English

Haa Savigannada


November 10, 1990

Shri R K Laxman,
Times of India

Growth of Political Cartoon in India


November 27, 1989

Prof. N Mukunda,
Indian Institute of Science

The Nature of Science and its Value to its Society


November 06, 1986

Justice Shri Nittoor Srinivas Rao
Former Chief Justice of Karnataka

Samyukta Karnataka : Yesterday Today and Tomorrow


November 05, 1986

Shri R.R. Diwakar
Former Governor of Bihar

Samyukta Karnataka : Yesterday Today and Tomorrow


November 04, 1986

Shri S. Nijalingappa
Former Chief Minister of Karnataka

Samyukta Karnataka : Yesterday Today and Tomorrow

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