Updated on 21 March 2014
Parents are making a huge mistake. It is a societal change that we need to bring about. How many engineers are we going to manufacture in our country? For now, things may not change dramatically. But say, 5 years from now, we'll witness a shift in this perspective.
Students have tremendous motivation and it is significant to make them feel good and get inspired from them.
Q: How does it feel to win the Infosys Foundation Award?
It is fantastic to be recognized. It puts you with greater responsibilities, now that people have recognized you. Personally, it is a great delight. This award will have a tremendous impact and it has a cascading effect.
My work was done in collaboration within India with organizations like National Institute of Immunology (NII). We worked as a team and it is great to have friends who are very supportive and contributing to the activity.
Surely awards like this encourage people to pursue research as a career option. You need to demonstrate an excellence for people to follow you. Through this we will be able to reach the younger generation. The media will play a crucial role in conveying the right messages in this regard.