The Governing Council of the Pune International Center (PIC) has elected the office bearers for the period of next 5 years. Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar has been elected as the President and Dr. Vijay Kelkar as the Vice President.
Started in September 2011, the Pune International Center has emerged as an important ‘Think Tank’ of the country. In its journey of last 5 years, more than 100 quality sessions of lectures, roundtables, seminars, conferences and film festivals were organized.
The recent publications of PIC include Innovating India, Progressive Maharashtra, Making Pune Smarter, Sanitation for All, E Waste, Pune Maximum Solar City (Policy Brief)
Two initiatives have gained significance on a national level:
The Pune Dialog on National Security (PDNS): a conference that includes 80+ experts from the defense and security sector. The report of recommendations is shared with the Hon’ble Defense Minister.
The National Conference on Social Innovation (NCSI): an annual conference of over 100 social innovators from diverse domains in addition to 40-50 CSR representatives of leading corporate companies. The NCSI is focused facilitating the collaboration between CSRs of companies and social innovators.
PIC’s diverse programs are free and open for the public.