First Symposium


    'Scientists and Engineers in the Literary Arts' (SELA)

    on Friday, December 2, 2022 (5:00 p.m. onwards)
    at Committee Room,
    School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
    New Delhi 
    Have you always thought science and the literary arts as twains that shall never meet! Can practicing scientists write meaningful fiction, poetry or inspirational books? And, if so, then have you ever treated such scientists as two individuals harbored in one or two distinct brains stored in the same head?

    SCIS’s SciWhyLab invites you to engage in a lively discussion on this subject as it brings to you the integration of two disparate looking themes of human endeavor. On December 2nd, interact with three such practitioners from science, engineering and management as they share their thoughts and experiences on having seamlessly taken to literary writing. Know about the recent trends in writing taken up by such professionals and find out if human literary activities help or hinder the scientific abilities of such individuals.

    Come and join...


    Ganesh Bagler

     (IIIT, Delhi)

    Shandar Ahmad

    (SciWhyLab, SCIS,JNU)

    Arvind Kumar


    Aashisha Chakraborty


    Sandesha Rayapa-Garbiyal

    (LEC, JNU)


    Ganesh Bagler

    shares about his entry into the literary world

    02 December, 2022 | 5:00 PM

    02 December, 2022 | 5:20 PM

    Aashisha Chakraborty

    talks about her engineering & management days

    Shandar Ahmad

    discusses about balancing the role of a scientist and a literary writer

    02 December, 2022 | 5:40 PM

    02 December, 2022 | 6:00 PM

    Aashisha Chakraborty

    introduces her new novel to the audience

    Shandar Ahmad

    introduces his poetic works and upcoming launch plans

    02 December, 2022 | 6:15 PM

    02 December, 2022 | 6:30 PM

    Panel discussion

    presided by Arvind Kumar (Dean, ABVSME, JNU)
    Moderated by Sandesha Rayapa-Garbiyal (Linguistic Empowerment Cell, JNU)


    02 December, 2022 | 7:00 PM

    Entry is open to all lovers of literature and science
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