The 34th Mid-Year Meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences is being held at New Biological Sciences Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, during 07-08 July 2023. The meeting includes inaugural lectures by newly elected Fellows and Associates over a wide range of scientific topics. The deliberations also include two special lectures, and a public lecture along with a Symposium: Developing Chat-GPT for India: Challenges and Opportunities in building Large Language Models. All the scientific presentations are open to public, in particular college and university students, faculty and others.