Wednesday, March 29, 2006

This news about IISc certainly made me go "huh?"

A group of scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here has reportedly opposed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the IISc and University of Mysore ... [...]

A spokesman for the dissenting group of Scientists of IISc is reported to have asked if they must waste their precious time and scarce resources when similar tie-up with IIT-Mumbai only remained on paper with nothing happening after the MoU was signed years ago.

Having been created as an institution to focus on research of high quality, should IISc be asked to divert its researchers' energies to pursue other activities such as teaching in a University? the Scientists are reported to have questioned.

Somebody at the Star of Mysore seems to have the inside track on dissent in IISc!