More students should take up pure sciences
Higher Education Minister S Acharya kicked off the ‘International
Year of Chemistry 2011’, at the Government Science College in the City on Monday.
Delivering the inaugural speech, he said there was an urgent need to increase the
number of students in basic sciences. “We need more students in pure sciences. Else
our education system will be like a building with a weak foundation,” he said.
On research, Acharya said there was little original andcut ting edge research done
in the country. “We have become very good at copying, even in research. We need
to provide some incentives to colleges and universities to get involved in research
in a big way,” he added.
The minister also spoke about his love for science and in particular electricity.
“My first love is medicine. But when I was young, I was fascinated idea of electricity,”
Courtesy: Deccan Herald