Day 1: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Theme: Overview of Theories of Origin of Life
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Welcome & Introduction
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Break
5:00 pm - 5:45pm
Establishing Our Links to the Cosmos
- Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe, University of Buckingham, UK
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Q & A
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Critique of Current Origin of Life Research
- Prof. James M Tour, Rice University, USA
6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Q & A
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
How did Life Begin?
- Dr. Sasi Kotagiri,
   MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, USA
8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Q & A
Day 2: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Theme: Issues & Challenges in Current Theories
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Energy and matter at the origin of life
- Prof. Nick Lane, University College London, UK
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Q & A
5:00 pm - 5:45pm
The Fast-Growing Evidence for Panspermia
as the Mode of Origin of Life

- Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe, University of Buckingham, UK
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Q & A
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Cosmic Reality: Accepting Subordination to God
-Prof. Manoranjan Sinha, IIT Kharagpur, India
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Q & A
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Special Guests Session
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cultural Program
Day 3: Friday, June 18, 2021
Theme: Mathematical Challenges
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mathematical Basis of Darwin’s Natural Selection Theory
- Dr. Debashis Khan, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Q & A
5:00 pm - 5:45pm
Computational Modeling of Chemical Origin of Life
- Dr. Sai Phani, Northwestern University, USA &
   Pavan Kumar Polkampally, IIT Kharagpur, India
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Q & A
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Self-Replication, an Out-of-Equilibrium Phenomenon,
the Basis of Life

- Roshan Tiwari, IISER, Kolkata
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Q & A
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Science and Religion: My Vision for the Future
- Dr. Viknish Krishnan Kutty,
   Founder and CEO of Cellivate Technologies, Singapore
7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Q & A
Day 4: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Theme: Alternative Proposals and Novel Ideas to handle the Issues
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Does Evolutionary Theory Need a Rethink?
- Srikant Chandragiri,
   Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Q & A
5:00 pm - 5:45pm
On Origin of Life: A Vedantic Perspective
- Dr. Hare Krishna Mohanta, BITS Pilani, India
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Q & A
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Revisiting the Living System Dynamics:
Borrowing Concepts of Vedic Origin

– Dr. Jaynarayan T Tudu, IIT Tirupati, India &
    Dheeraj Dube, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Q & A
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cultural Program
Day 5: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Theme: Future Visions
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Distinguishing Life, Matter and Mind
– Sri K. Vasudeva Rao,
   President, Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata (Alumnus, IIT Kanpur)
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Q & A
5:00 pm - 5:45pm
Yoga and Ayurveda for Immunity and Healthy Life
– Denis Robert Delva
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Q & A
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
What is Life? – Temptations and Beyond
– Sri Varun Agarwal,
   Director, Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata (Alumnus, IIT Kanpur)
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Q & A
7:00 pm - 7:10 pm
Briefing the Courses of Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata
- Prof. Ramgopal Uppaluri, IIT Guwahati, India
7:10 pm - 7:12 pm
Announcement of "Special Course for Students and Faculty"
- by ISR, Navi Mumbai
7:12 pm - 7:45 pm
Valedictory Session