Published in The Statesman, Kolkata, 15 May 2015
Western industry and academia, with their huge financial resources, are waiting in the wings to grab our trained scientists free of cost in an uneven playing field. Even more concentrated scientific establishments in India of the highest international standard would only make the job of western recruiters easier.
There he went again! Our best known “in-house” scientist and a Bharat Ratna, Professor CNR Rao, hit the headlines with his scathing attack on the “lousy” quality of science in India. “If India has to have a future, it has to improve in quality. Our Prime Minister says development with quality improvement because with the lousy quality we have, it is difficult to have development,” he asserted.
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