Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot is the Public Lecture Series that IIT Palakkad organises jointly with the Palakkad District Library and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. The series features eminent professionals and academicians engaging with the general public on a wide range of topics in science and technology. The confluence of cultures that characterises this border region is the perfect locale for a regular assemblage of intellectually stimulating interactions, encouraging us to question the known and explore the unknown. As a young institute, we look forward to participate in, learn from, and contribute to the vibrant intellectual and cultural life of this region and we consider the lecture series to be a step towards that.

Past Events

Event 3 | 17 July 2020

Learning Online: Opportunities and Challenges

Shri. K. Anvar Sadath

Chief Executive Officer, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) 

Prof. Andrew Thangaraj (IIT Madras)

National MOOCs Coordinator for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) in the Swayam project of the MHRD.

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Event 2 | 29 February 2020

Global Climate Change: Causes, Concerns and Commitments

Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan

Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.

Event 1 | 24 January 2020
Why evolution is central to both biology and our lives

Prof. Amitabh Joshi

JNCASR, Bangalore.