Prestigious Legacy

Education & Outreach (since 2007)

Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (est 2006) has conducted several education & outreach programs since 2007 and the prestigious legacy continues under Indian Astrobiology Research Foundation, IARF Centre of Excellence for UN Global Goals and IARC Centre for Science & Culture. These programs were and are based on space sciences, in particular astrobiology and United Nations related initiatives..

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20222023 (ongoing)

Forests 2022-23 International Course Program
ICUN RIO+25 Water Action International Program


ICUN COP+26 International Climate Action Program
ICUN RIO+25 Water Action International Program (rescheduled due to pandemic)
International Year of Life in Space 2021 (retracted due to pandemic)
Rare Earth World Space Quiz 2021
IPWI 2021 Special Course (
in support of International Year of Plant Health 2020 & International Year of Fruits and Vegetables)



COP+25 International Climate Change Program

COP25 was a crucial conference that was entrusted with difficult negotiations leading into the to the critical COP26 2020 conference. COP25 called upon countries to improve their present pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and was successful in keeping the negotiations on track.

COP+25 Program gave the opportunity to understand the role of oceans in climate mitigation and adaptation ? hence COP25 was called The Blue COP ? as well as the role of dynamic international climate diplomacy.

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National Science Day 2020

National Science Day 2020 was organized to commemorate the discovery of ?Raman Effect? by Indian Scientist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. The Theme for the National Science Day 2020 was ?Women in Science? and ?Making India Superpower?


IYPT 2019 India Program

The purpose of IYPT 2019 India Program was to build perspectives about basic sciences and sustainable development in the context of IUPAC-UNESCO-led International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.



COP+24 International Climate Change Program

COP24 was a crucial conference and was aptly called Paris 2.0; The primary objective of COP24 conference was to finalize the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement.

COP+24 Program gave the opportunity to understand the science, politics and economics of climate change.



COP+23 International Climate Action Program

COP23 was a critical conference because it was here that the fledgling Paris Agreement faced an existential threat owing to a radical policy re-orientation by United States of America; the very country which had championed the cause just a couple of years ago.

COP+23 Program was designed to build momentum toward and beyond COP23, Bonn under the Presidency of Fiji. The program was infused with the Fijian ?Bula Spirit? of inclusiveness, friendliness and solidarity.



COP+22 International Climate Action Course

COP+22 Program was designed especially to build momentum toward and beyond COP22, Marrakech.

COP22 was a critical conference to stimulate the world into action in accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change etched out at COP21, France to keep the global warming below 2 ?.


Rio+24 IDRC India Program

The focus of Rio+24 IDRC India Program was based on the objectives of International Decade for People of African Descent and United Nations International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (IDRC). It was in synergy with the principles of United Nations General Assembly Resolution Res 67/104 & 68/237.

2nd International Astrobiology Conference 2017

Surat, Gujarat



COP+21 International Climate Change Summit Program

France successfully hosted the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11). This crucial conference achieved a new international agreement on climate change, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2?C.

COP+21 program gave the participants a never-before opportunity to understand and respond to science, politics and economics of climate change and its impact on the future we want.


Rio+23 WHS India Program

The focus area of RIO+23 Program 2016-17 was to build momentum towards and beyond United Nations World Humanitarian Summit. It was in synergy with the principles of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/182.

1st International Astrobiology Conference 2016

Mumbai, Maharashtra



Rio+22 UNSE4ALL India Program

The focus area of the 2014-2015 Rio+22 program was Sustainable Energy. It was a National Level effort in the form of a short-term co-curricular program for students. It was in synergy with United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/65/151) declared Decade of Sustainable Energy for All.


2015: The Dharma of Climate Change, Paris

The event was organized in 2015 in Paris, France during the United Nations COP21 Paris Climate Summit. It was here that the COP India Program (2015-2030) was announced.

2014: Return ticket to Mars | Ode to Mars Event

In September 2014, a public event was organized to celebrate the arrival of NASA? MAVEN and ISRO? Mars Orbiter Spacecraft on Mars. It was facilitated by Pushkar Ganesh Vaidya and the invited guest (virtual) was Dr. David Grinspoon.

Simultaneously, an international limerick contest; an Ode to Mars was also run.



Rio+21: IYWC India Program

The focus area of the 2013-2014 Rio+21 program was Water. It was a National Level effort that primarily consisted of short-term certification courses for the public as well as school and college students.



Rio+20 India Program

Rio+20 Program was the self-funded initiative of Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC) in association with Rio+20 to promote United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Rio+20 Outcome and Sustainable Development.


International Year of Forests 2011 India Program

IARC was associated with IYF 2011 and offered IYF 2011 Certification Program for Schools & Students in India and A Special Edition Short Term Course.



International Year of Biodiversity 2010 India Program

Indian Astrobiology Research Centre was an official partner of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative The International Year of Biodiversity 2010.


Science Day (2009)

National Science Day 2009 Essay Challenge


Stardust Contact Program (2008)

A Contact Program to spread awareness about the Stardust Mission ? Stardust@home


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Science Day (2007)

National Science Day 2007 Essay Challenge

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