IGCLA is the largest convention of its kind in India that brings together the alumni community of the Lindau Meetings in order to inspire undergraduates to learn and discover new areas of interest. We aim to provide students with a platform to express their views and opinions on a variety of topics and establish a network of communication between the old and the new league of researchers, not limited by their disciplinary field. IGCLA is unique in being an interdisciplinary conference that covers several fields of scientific study and seeks active participation from the different disciplines of science such as medical, paramedical, technical and pure sciences. We run on the following objectives: Firstly, to establish and maintain a network of the alumni of the Lindau Meetings and provide a platform for them to share their research and experiences which is an opportunity for multi and interdisciplinary collaborations. Secondly, we aim to introduce students from diverse disciplines to research from the undergraduate level by providing a platform for them to interact with the Lindau Alumni and possibly develop their interest in pursuing a career in science.
ABOUT LINDAU MEETINGS
Once every year, about 30 Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 500-600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. Since their beginnings in 1951, the Lindau Meetings have evolved into a unique international forum for scientific exchange. It was the two Lindau physicians Franz Karl Hein and Gustav Wilhelm Parade who approached Count Lennart Bernadotte af Wisborg of nearby Mainau Island to jointly develop and implement the idea that marked the start of a long and continuing history.
Connection with Manipal: Manipal is very well acquainted at the Lindau meetings, for 5 students of Kasturba Medical College have represented India at these meetings.
The founder of IGCLA, Dr. Partha Dabke was selected to represent the country at the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings. He was preceeded by Dr. Aravind Menon, Dr, Sumit Gupta in the year 2011.
Last year, Dr. Anusha Jha and Mr. Akshay Jagadeesh were selected to represent the country at the 68th edition of the Nobel Laureate meetings.
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