Activities in the latest technologies in Cement Manufacture & Construction, Plant Tissue Culture, Herbal Medicine, Surface Engineering Technology, Wireless Technology & MEMS, Prediction of Monsoon, Science Centres & Museums, Pharmaceuticals & Neutraceuticals, Crop & Forage Production using Saline Waters in Dry Areas and Coastal Ecosystems

For more information on any of the Activities, please contact Prof. Arun P. Kulshreshtha at the contact link above (Link is active for registered users)

The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) has so far organised 59 workshops and training programmes on various scientific and technological topics with more than 1400 participants from ~64 developing countries. These events, which were held at the institutes and Centres of Excellence in various developing countries, viz. Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Malawi, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Zambia, provided opportunity for scientist-to-scientist and institution-to-institution contacts, familiarisation with the latest developments and techniques, and identification of collaborative projects and areas of training.


i. International Seminar–cum-Exhibition on Cost Effectiveness in Cement Manufacture and Construction: Technological and Management Options, Mumbai, India (Jan. 11-12, 2005)

ii. International Training Course on Plant Tissue Culture and Transformation Techniques, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI), Giza, Egypt, April 2-13, 2005

iii. International Workshop on Herbal Medicine, Pharmaceuticals and other Natural Products: Trends and Advances, June 15-17, 2005, Colombo, Sri Lanka

iv. International Training Course – cum – Business Opportunity Workshop on Surface Engineering Technology, July 19-26, 2005, Hyderabad, India

v. 5th International Workshop on Microelectronics: Wireless Technology and MEMS, September 6-7, 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

vi. International Roundtable on Understanding and Prediction of Summer and Winter Monsoon, Jakarta, Indonesia, November 21-24, 2005

vii. Regional Workshop on Science Centres and Science Museums, Lusaka, Zambia, January 10-14, 2006

viii. International Workshop – cum – Training Course on Natural Products – Drugs, Pharmaceuticals and Neutraceuticals – for the Benefit of Mankind, Karachi, Pakistan, February 10-19, 2006

ix. International workshop on Crop and Forage Production using Saline Waters in Dry Areas, Birjand, Iran, May 7-10, 2006

x. International Workshop – cum – Training Course on Coastal Ecosystems: Hazards Management and Rehabilitation, Purwokerto, Indonesia, August 8-17, 2006


1 International Workshop on The Changing role of Science Centres and Museums in Developing Countries, Hanoi, Vietnam (October 20–22, 2004)

2 International Workshop on Mineral Resources and Development, Kerman, Iran, (July 1-4, 2004)

3 2nd International Forum and Workshop for Culture of Science, Technology and Innovation in Society and 1st Knowledge Fest, Bogotá, Colombia (March 24-26, 2004)

4 The Role of Developing Countries in VLSI and Microsystems Technology, Cairo, Egypt (December 24-26, 2003)

5 International Workshop on ‘Technology of Application of Pesticides’, Kandy, Sri Lanka (June 23-26, 2003)

6 Development in Microelectronics: Role of VLSI in MEMS, CSIR, New Delhi, India (December 4-6, 2002)

7 The Role of Science Centres in Development Strategies, National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata, India (Nov. 30 – Dec. 02, 2002)

8 Medicinal Plants: Strategies for Development of Herbal Drugs in the Third World Countries, New Delhi, India (October 19, 2002)

9 Lessons Learned on Technology Transfer for ODS Phase-Out, Blantyre, Malawi (May 27-29, 2002): Southern African Region Workshop

10 Functional Genomics, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India (February 23-24, 2002)

11 Gamma Radiation Processing of Healthcare & Food Products. BRITS, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, Mumbai, India (February 4-7, 2002)

12 Trends in Microelectronics R&D and Industry, Da Nang University, Vietnam (November 20-23, 2001): AIT-NAM Policy Level Workshop

13 Developments in Drugs & Pharmaceutical Technology, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India (November 6-10, 2001)

14 Developments in Food Processing Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (April 24-27, 2001)

15 ASEAN Regional Workshop on Plant Biotechnology, BIOTEC, Bangkok, Thailand (October 3-5, 2000)

16 Gene Therapy of Cancer, Cancer Research Institute (CRI), Bombay, India (September 4-8, 2000)

17 Developments in Micro-Electronics, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (August 21-24, 2000)

18 Management of Natural Disasters (Floods and Cyclone), Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (January 24-27, 2000)

19 Tissue Culture of Economic Plants including Genetic Engineering Techniques, Bangladesh Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (BCSIR), Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 4-7, 1999)

20 Implications of New IPR Regime under TRIPS in the GATT Agreement for Developing Countries, New Delhi, India (May 19-21, 1999)

21 Conference to discuss issues before World Conference on Science, Ministry of Science & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh (April 21, 1999) and adoption of `Dhaka Communique’

22 Commercialization of R&D and Technology Development, Bangladesh Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (BCSIR), Dhaka, Bangladesh (April 19-20, 1999)

23 Alternate Technologies for ODS phase-out – Asian Workshop on Selected Case-Studies, Bangkok, Thailand (March 1-3, 1999)

24 Remote Sensing for Mineral and Ground Water Exploration, National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), Hyderabad, India (October 22-28, 1998)

25 Medicinal Plants, Their Bio-activity, Screening and Evaluation, Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, India (December 2-5, 1997)

26 African Regional Workshop on Ozone Depletion & Management of ODS phase-out in SME’s Pretoria, South Africa (October 7-10, 1997)

27 Application of Renewable Sources of Energy - Photovoltaic, Wind and Small Hydro, New Delhi, India (December 3-7, 1996)

28 New Technologies for Rural Telecommunication, New Delhi (July 18-20, 1995)

29 Asian Regional Workshop on Ozone Depletion and Management of ODS Phase-out in Small & Medium Enterprises, New Delhi, India (February 7-10, 1995)

30 Tissue Culture of Economic Plants, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, India (April 25-29, 1994)

31 Anti-Malarial Evaluation and Biocide Assay for Control of Malaria, Central Drug Research Institute CDRI), Lucknow, India (February 14-19, 1994)

32 Remote Sensing for Aquaculture, National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), Hyderabad, India (December 7-11, 1993)

33 Expert Group Meeting on Earthquake Resistant Mud Houses, NAM S&T Centre, New Delhi, India (February 19, 1993)


1 Training Course on Technology Selection for Small Hydropower Development at IIT, Roorkee (India) (February 18-28, 2003)

2 Training Programme on Impedance and Dimensional Metrology at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India (February 4-9, 2003)

3 International Hands-On Training Course on DNA Sequencing and Genotyping (February 25- March 10, 2002)

4 CIMET Training Programme in Metrology Quality Assurance and Global Trade at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India (January 22- February 2, 2001)

5 Short-Term Course in Satellite Communication for Development, Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad, India (July 17-21, 2000)

6 Training Workshop on Monitoring and Analysis of Toxic Chemicals and Bio-Toxins in Food/Water, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre (ITRC), Lucknow, India (May 15-20, 2000)

7 International Course on Planning of Small Hydro Power Projects, Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC), University of Roorkee, India (March 7-16, 2000)

8 International Course on Planning, Design and Implementation of Small Hydro Project, Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, University of Roorkee, India (March 15-25, 1999)

9 NAM-CIMET Training Programme on Metrology in Developing Countries and Global Trade, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India (February 8-26, 1999)

10 International Demonstration-cum-Training Workshop on Fiber-Reinforced Composites – National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore, India (September 15-19, 1998)

11 NAM-ICTP Semi-Conductor Science & Technology Training Programme for Young Scientists (December 1, 1997 to March 31, 1998)

12 International Training Course on DNA Finger Printing, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India (November 6 -19, 1997)

13 NAM-CIMET Group Training in Quality Assurance through Laboratory Accreditation, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, India (February 5-23, 1996)

14 Training – cum – Demonstration Workshop on Utilization of Animal By-Byproducts, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Madras, India (July 25 - August 6, 1994)

15 NAM-CIMET Group Training on Role of Metrology in Quality Management, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, India (May 23 to June 10, 1994)

16 Regional Course on Earthquake Resistant Non-Engineered Buildings for South and South East Asia, National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad, India (March 21-26, 1994)


1 Low Cost Housing Technology Programme – 3rd Apex Group Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 16-17, 2002)

2 Workshop-cum-Collaborative Project Planning Meeting on Biological Control of Pests & Weeds for Sustainable Development, Project Directorate of Biological Control (PDBC), Bangalore, India (January 17-20, 2001)

3 Low Cost Housing Technology Programme – 2nd APEX Group Meeting, New Delhi, India (November 1-2, 1999)

4 Collaborative Project Meeting on Low Cost Housing Technology – Apex Group meeting, New Delhi, India (August 24-27, 1998)

Published: 21 Sep 2006


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