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As a part of G-20 University Connect Program, IIT Roorkee in association with IKS division of MoE organizes

National Youth Conference
Indian Knowledge Systems 2023

August 25-27, 2023 at IIT Roorkee

Photos and video recordings of the events are uploaded to this website.
Accepted abstracts are uploaded to the website.
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Panel Discussions, Workshops, Lectures, Oral and poster presentations, Cultural programs and Exhibitions

G-20 theme: Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam
(One Earth, One Family, One Future)

IKS based approaches in Mathematics, Metallurgy, Astronomy and Physical Sciences

Health, Wellness, and Psychology: Indian Perspective

Indic Traditions of Architecture, Design and Planning

Indic Perspectives on Economics, Management, Public administration and Governance

Indian Linguistics

Sustainable Agriculture and Food preservation

Role of Indian languages in the promotion of IKS

New Universal Sociological Models based on Indic Emic Perspective

Indian Tradition of Art, Music and Dance

Indian Philosophical Systems

Traditional Indic practices of Water and Environmental Conservation

What is NYCIKS 2023?

Historically, Bharat i.e. India has served as an incubator for ideas in different spheres of human life: political, social, economic, cultural and also scientific. The list of discoveries and innovations made over the centuries reveals India’s rich heritage of scientific inquiry – in architecture, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, metallurgy, textiles, health, ship building, town planning, textiles and more. For example, advances in chemical sciences many centuries ago allowed us to produce some of the highest grades of metals and alloys in the world. With its intellectual heritage and current prowess in different knowledge systems, combined with a tradition of innovation with sustainability, India now has an opportunity to become a leader in different fields. Over the past decade, there has been an increasing interest in Indic thought and wisdom as the flaws and limitations of the current model of individual and societal development have become apparent. Concepts such as sustainability, inclusivity, and values have gained prominence, leading to a surge of interest and initiatives in exploring and comprehending the knowledge traditions of ancient India, which were built upon these very principles. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 aligns with this spirit, emphasizing the importance of integrating Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) into the national curriculum and pedagogy, as well as fostering genuine research and innovation in this field to address the challenges and concerns of the 21st century. To encourage, guide, provide platforms and opportunities for young scholars and researchers to actively participate in this transformative journey at the time when India has assumed G-20 presidency, the Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) Committee of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee is conducting a IKS National Youth Conference from August 25 to 27, 2023 at IIT Roorkee as part of G-20 University Connect program. The conference will be conducted in association with the IKS Division, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. There is no registration fee and no accommodation charges for the students whose papers are accepted for the presentation subjected to the submission of student proof document. The institute will provide the accommodation within the campus.

Conference Poster

Conference Poster

Poster Guidelines

For presentation purposes, you will be given a space of A0 size (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm). You can use this space creatively for the presentation of your submission idea with relevant results. You may use a single A0 size poster, or multiple A4/A3/A2/A1 posters, or even use the space to put special cut-outs in 2D or 3D. Pins will be provided to paste the poster. You are encouraged to take this opportunity to ignite your creativity in the presentation.

There will be a theme-specific ' Best Presentation Award', and your presentation will be scored in terms of novelty of content, value proposition of the idea/result, your creativity in presentation, and some other criteria as may be decided by the organizing committee during the conference.

Specifications for Poster Presentations

➠ A0 size (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm or 33.1 inches x 46.8 inches)
➠ Be sure to include the main title, names of author coauthors, and the affiliation(s) and the email address of corresponding author.

Recommended font sizes

➠ Main title: 72 (bold)
➠ Authors: 60 (bold)
➠ Affiliation(s): 40
➠ Email address of corresponding author: 32
➠ Subheadings: 40 (bold)
➠ Body of text: 32
➠ Smaller fonts may be used in citations and acknowledgement. You may please use graphs, tables, references, etc.

➠ The designated poster presenter (author or coauthor) must be present at the assigned space during the designated time to discuss the work presented.

Tips for Poster Preparation

➠ Posters should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics, and make sure every item included in your poster is necessary.
➠ You may utilize handouts to supplement your poster.
➠ Make sure ideas flow logically from one section to the next.
➠ Use charts and graphs to illustrate data (avoid large tables of raw data).
➠ Use high resolution photographs (web images often will not work).
➠ The use of handwritten as a poster is unacceptable.
➠ Keep consistent margins and line spacing.
➠ Test readability.


Prof. michel Danino
IIT Gandhinagar
Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry
Oklahoma State University
Member, Indian Prime Minister's Science Technology and Innovation Council
Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry
IIT Guwahati
Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry
Amrita University
Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry
Director, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), Ministry of Ayush
J Sai Deepak
Ex-Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
J Sai Deepak
Prof. Mahavir Agrawal
Pro Vice-Chancellor
University of Patanjali
J Sai Deepak
Anaadi Foundation

How to reach

Roorkee is well connected to Delhi by rail and road. It is situated on National Highways 58 and 73 and is on Amritsar-Howrah main rail route. Some trains which are convenient for travelling between Delhi and Roorkee are New Delhi-Dehradun-New Delhi Shatabdi Express and Dehradun-New Delhi-Dehradun Janshatabdi Express. The nearest airport is located at Jollygrant, Dehradun. However, New Delhi is the preferred airport. National Highway 58 from New Delhi to the higher reaches of the Himalayas passes via Roorkee. Roorkee is, therefore, well connected to all the major cities in the region by road. There are frequent bus services to this place from the Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminal (Kashmere Gate) Delhi.

Traveling from Delhi, Roorkee is located towards north approximately 170 kilometers. Take the highway NH58, and it passes through Roorkee. The city of Haridwar is located further on the same highway about 29 kilometers from Roorkee. The main bus depot of Roorkee is located on NH58. Several buses run from various cities in North India. block.

Meet our team

Welcome to the heart of our collective journey - the Team behind the 2023 Conference on Indian Knowledge Systems. Each one of us is an individual spark, a unique entity carrying a universe of ideas and experiences. Yet, much like the ancient Indian philosophy of Advaita, we believe in the profound interconnectedness of all beings, the fundamental oneness of existence that transcends our perceived differences. In organizing this conference, we have come together as a group not just to create an event but to facilitate a meaningful dialogue, to create a symphony of intellectual exchange, and to build bridges between the past and the future of Indian knowledge systems.


Prof. K. K. Pant

IIT Roorkee


Prof. U.P. Singh

IIT Roorkee

Advisory Committee

Prof. Subhash Kak

Oklahoma State University, USA

Prof. K. Ramasubramanian

IIT Bombay

Prof. Shrinivasa Varakhedi

Central Sanskrit University, New Delhi

Prof. Michel Danino

IIT Gandhinagar

Prof. H. C.

Retd. Professor from IIT Kanpur

Prof. K. Gopinath

Retd. Professor From IISc Bengaluru

Prof. K. S. Kannan

IIT Madras

Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry

Chairman, HPC for the Promotion of Indian Languages, MoE

Prof. B. Mahadevan

IIM Bengaluru

Prof. G. N. Jha

Chairman, Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, MoE

Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe

Chairman of Executive Committee, NAAC

Organising Committee