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Significance of Basic Science Research in India

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13 Nov 2020

FICCI Eduwrap | November 2020                

(hyperlink: http://ficci.in/SPdocument/23371/FICCI-Eduwrap_Nov-2020.pdf)

Leader Speaks
Significance of Basic Science Research in India

By: 
Dr Rupamanjari Ghosh
Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University

Co-Chair, FICCI Higher Education Committee

I do not wish to start this piece repeating Peter Thiel’s lament a few years ago: “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” [“140 characters” referred to the length of a Twitter post at that time.] But the point remains that our best minds should be engaged in science and technological developments of the physical kind, and not just in improving social media algorithms, when food and energy costs have been going up, healthcare has been highly inadequate, climate-change threats are here and now, and yes, transportation— on earth or to space— has not become more efficient...

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(Hyperlink: http://ficci.in/SPdocument/23371/FICCI-Eduwrap_Nov-2020.pdf#page=2)

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