Sunday, November 03, 2013

Starting your S&T career in India

G.B.S.N.P. Varma's article -- Science Careers in India: Part 1. In India, Abundant Opportunities -- in Science Careers is something you could point to if you know people looking to start their careers in academic institutions as well as R&D labs in India. It hits the two main big-picture buttons: abundant opportunities and benign funding environment. [The second part will appear sometime this week].

Bonus for IISc folks: quite a few of our colleagues are featured in the article: Vishu Guttal, Prof. Maria Thaker, and Sriram Ramaswamy (who's now Director at TIFR's Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences in Hyderabad).


  1. Ungrateful Alive said...

    I was hoping for more than a standard sales pitch. There are real problems too. Candidates are concerned about the few big issues, and, to their relief, the big things (funding, equipment, maintaining connections to researchers worldwide) are in good shape. The small things are small, but vastly many in number and variety, although frequently converging to non-performance of people (from MTNL to institute administration to lab. contractors to course TAs). The collective weight of the small problems can be considerable to deal-breaking. Small problems need careful strategy, because you cannot afford to solve them one by one. I have seen very few visible and consolidated accounts on "how to beat India and shine", although valuable tips are all over the place.

  2. vishuguttal said...

    @Ungrateful Alive: Valid points. The part 2 of the series mostly focusses on those sorts of issues (ignore the hightlight on the side at the top of the article which I think is not properly placed).