VGK Memorial Lectures


Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education instituted in 2002 an annual memorial lecture in honour of the late Shri. V. G. Kulkarni, Founder Director of the Centre.


Year                              Speaker                                               Title
2023 Prof. Arvind Kumar Nature of Modern Science
2022 Prof. R. Ramanujam Mathematics education for the 21st century: Old challenges, new prospects
2021 Prof. Jayant B. Udgaonkar Thoughts on education in a small research-oriented science university
2020 Dr. Sharad Kale  Our collective responsibility towards environmental sustainability
2019 Prof. Anita Rampal Science and sensibility: Reframing a knowledge commons
2018 Prof. K. Kasturirangan India's Space Odyssey - Past, Present and Future
2017 Prof. Rohini Godbole Women in Physics and Mathematics 
2016 Prof. N. Mukunda The Nature of Scientific Knowledge - some reflections 
2015 Dr. Narendra Jadhav Global Economic Scenario and Future of the Indian Economy
2014 Prof. Ranjan R. Kelkar Climate Change and the New Generation
2013 Prof. Shashikumar M. Chitre  Astronomy & Society
2012 Dr. G.P. Phondke Communicating Science: From the Cutting Edge to Your Doorstep
2011 Prof. Suhas Sukhatme Some Perspectives in Technical Education in India
2010 Dr. Anil Kakodkar Taking the VG Mission Forward
2009 Prof. Yash Pal Wondering, Exploring and Meandering in Education
2008 Prof. B. V. Sreekantan Current Status of Scientific and Philosophical Studies on Consciousness
2007 Prof. D. Balasubramanium Alas, Why is There No Camel God?
2006 Prof. Ram Takwale Towards Quality Education For All
2005 Prof. Jayant V. Narlikar School Education: Some Thoughts and Reminiscences
2004 Prof. P. K. Iyengar Science, Society & Economics
2003 Prof. R. A. Mashelkar Building Innovative Young India
2002 Prof. Vasant Gowariker Probing Higher Education