Monday, October 31, 2005


If I were the PM ...

If I were the PM I would correct the situation by immediately announcing another IISER in
Bhubaneswar, and splitting the 1000 crore between the 3 IISERs, and to deal with the
resulting reduced budget (from 500 crore to each IISER to 333 crore to each IISER),
combine some of the research institutes in Pune, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar with the
IISER, in a way that their research is not affected. For example, these institutes can be semi-autonomous attached centers of the IISER. Their faculty can initially help out in the teaching, but later they may go back to less teaching. The possible institutes in Pune,
Kolkata and Bhubaneswar are:

Agharkar Research Institute, Pune
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Bose Institute, Kolkata
S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata

Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar

In fact I wonder, why the government did not do it this way. I.e., take advantage of the exisiting research institutions. These institutions have some of the best scientists in India and young people coming in contact with them would definitely get better mentored to research in science, which is the ultimate goal.
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