Updated on 21 March 2014
Funding is low at this point. But I hope this will change, and people will realize to invest in the future. Scientists are nothing but investment of the future that determines the strength of the country.
Q: How do you think public-private partnerships (PPP) can address the funding issues?
We need to build confidence in the private sectors. The government alone cannot seed, sustain and develop everything. To support public-private partnerships, we need to create the right kind of environment and strengthen the confidence of private companies.
We need to engage with students in their early education system. It has nothing to do with subjects, but teachers.
Teachers need to be respected by giving them great importance and getting them involved in it. They are able to build character and moral of the society and create the road for the students to follow. They need to be given the right pride emphasizing that their job is important for the societal structure.
Q: How can Universities be empowered in the area of scientific research?
Today, we have a huge problem with our universities in India. The universities ecosystem itself poses many issues.