Kolkata: As many as four Guinness World Records will be attempted during the course of the 5th India International Science Festival (IISF) beginning here from Tuesday.

The largest astrophysics lesson and assembly of spectroscopes with participation of over 1750 students, the largest electronics lesson and assembly of optical media communication units at a single location with the participation of 950 students, large number of people assembling radio kits simultaneously with participation of over 400 students, and the largest human mage of the human chromosome, which are going to the featured in the IISF 2019, will certainly create world records to get into the Guinness World Records.

Kolkata, the host city of the 5th IISF-2019, is home to renowned scientific institutions that have been the workplace of pioneering scientists who gave shape to science in India. IISF is the largest science festival in the world. The theme for this year’s festival is RISEN India –Research, Innovation and Science Empowering the Nation.

The IISF 2019 is the fifth edition since its inception in 2015. The first and second IISF were held in New Delhi, the third in Chennai and the fourth IISF was held in Lucknow, which witnessed a widespread footfall from over 10 lakh people including foreign delegates.

IISF, organized jointly by Science & Technology -related Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and Vijnana Bharati (Vibha), is an annual festival to celebrate the achievements of India’s scientific and technological advancements with students, innovators, craftsmen, farmers, scientists and technocrats from India and abroad.

IISF-2019 expects to host a gathering of approximately 12,000 participants from India and abroad. Multitude of significant events are lined up for IISF 2019, which will host more than 28 different events during this period.