Science and the Scientific: Growing Scientific Temper among Indians

Last Date Dec 31,2020 23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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India Science (www.indiascience.in) is an Internet-based science Over-The-Top (OTT) TV channel. It is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India ...

India Science (www.indiascience.in) is an Internet-based science Over-The-Top (OTT) TV channel. It is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India , implemented and managed by Vigyan Prasar (VP), an autonomous organisation of Department of Science and Technology. This 24x7 video platform is dedicated to science and technology knowledge dissemination, with a strong commitment to spreading scientific awareness especially with Indian perspectives, ethos and cultural milieu. The initiative is supported by National Council of Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), DST.

Science and Technology are the main driving forces of the nation and fundamental to the progress and growth. But there is a distinct difference between “science” and “scientific”.

What do you think, is the difference and where do you think they relate with each other? How do the two words contribute to building and reinforcing scientific temper among the youth? Send us your views!

Last date of submission is 31st December 2020

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 8 months 3 weeks ago

Any decision would be based on some logical thinking that suggests that a particular hypothetical scenario would be better than the other hypothetical one. Here, we could learn something from evolution

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 8 months 3 weeks ago

Only time will tell what would be the outcome of these initiatives. Most decisions in historical contexts would look either very good or bad, but at the time of making the decisions, we would be dabbling with only hypothetical situations.

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 8 months 3 weeks ago

(iii) Expansion of existing institutes such as IITs, IISc and TIFR. The latter two would soon be initiating undergraduate education programs.

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 8 months 3 weeks ago

(ii)Establishment of specialized centers of research and education in space technology, defense technology, translational research, biotechnology and stem cell biology

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 8 months 3 weeks ago

Since the beginning of this century, several new initiatives are being explored such as,
(i)Establishment of large number of broad education centers: Central Universities, IISERs, NISER, IITs, NIPERs

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 8 months 3 weeks ago

By dedicating certain amount of time for teaching, faculty is also expected to improve the quality of their research

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 8 months 3 weeks ago

Still, a consensus seems to have emerged on the need to integrate high quality research with undergraduate teaching to improve science education in India and to enhance the number and quality of future academic as well as industrial researchers in the country.

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 8 months 3 weeks ago

No single model of science education and research would cater to the needs and aspirations of the entire nation

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 8 months 3 weeks ago

Now, very large number of accomplished scientists and technocrats are available to pursue a number of options to meet the aspirations of the people. It may sound cliché. India is a country of enormous diversity