Science Undergraduate Research Conference 2023

8 – 9 December 2023 at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

Surc poster

The 2nd Science Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) will be held on the 8 & 9 December 2023 at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.

Note: Registration for the conference is now closed. Spot registration on the day of the conference is not available.

We are happy to announce that we have around 150 student and faculty from around the country participating!


In the two days of the conference, there will be six different workshops offered to the participants. 

  1. The Biology and Chemistry of Cooking: Plants cook for us, we process it further through the art of recipes. Do cultural recipes also follow scientific pathways?
  2. DIY Microscope: Craft a pocket tool and scale the captivating world of micro-organisms.
  3. Basic Google Earth and GIS Mapping: Basic Google Earth and GIS mapping using Open-source software for STEM students.
  4. Nature Writing for Children: Learn the essentials of nature writing for children, and to cultivate new ideas for books and stories.
  5. Thinking Hands: Make frames and play with soap to learn more about the geometry of the surfaces formed.
  6. Make Art with Physics!: Create art using physical phenomena — There will be hands on sessions where the participants will paint using the physics of viscous flow, take Schlieren photographs and learn how to make flutes.

Keep watching this space for more updates.

Day 1 | 8 December 2023
07:00 – 09:00Breakfast
09:30 – 09:45Welcome Address
09:45 – 10:45Talk by Prof. Sumanta Bagchi
10:45 – 11:00Tea Break
11:00 – 12:00Talks Session 1
12:00 – 14:00Lunch + Poster Sesssion 1
14:00 – 15:00Talks Session 2
15:00 – 17:00Workshops
17:00 – 17:15Tea Break
17:15 – 19:00Open Mic
19:00 – 21:00Dinner
21:00 – 22:00Star Gazing / Movie
Day 2 | 9 December 2023
06:00 – 07:00Bird Watching
07:15 – 08:45Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00Talk by Prof. D. Indumathi
10:00 – 10:30Tea Break
10:30 – 12:30Talks Session 3
12:30 – 14:30Lunch + Poster Session 2
14:30 – 16:30Workshops
16:30 – 17:00Closing Address followed by Tea
19:00 – 21:00Dinner


  • Those who have to travel back early may leave after lunch. Ensure you collect your certificate.
  • There will be no special certificate giving ceremony. Participants can collect certificates as they leave.

All participants will be provided food and accommodation on our campus. A nominal registration fee will be charged.

In general, we do not reimburse travel expenses, but we will consider travel and registration fee reimbursement requests on a case-by-case basis.

Limited financial assistance for travel and registration may be available.

For any further enquiries, please contact us at surc2023@​apu.​edu.​in

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