The Ministry of Science and Technologyis aiming at creating a Guinness World Record of the highest number of students conducting experiments at the same venue and has organised an event at Delhi-IIT where 2,000 students are expected to assemble.
The event will be part of India International Science Festival, which will be held from December 4 to 8. The experiment in chemistry will be done on December 7 at IIT-Delhi. “The main thrust of the event will be on students and young innovators. Some 400 research papers are likely to be presented in the event,” Harsh Vardhan, the Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Minister, said.
Ireland holds the record of around 1,300 students conducting an experiment at the same venue. “We have working as per the guidelines mentioned by the Guinness World Record authorities,” the minister said. The festival will host a Young Scientist Conference, Techno-Industrial Expo, Science Film Festival, industry-academia conclave and interactive workshops and informative sessions on various topics.
The programme will also display innovations from students and young researchers, who have been funded by INSPRIE scheme of the Ministry. “There will he some 250 stalls by different agencies which will display activities related to science and research,” he said.