Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Seema Singh on IISc

Curiously, she focuses on our Institute's entrepreneurial initiatives (and their less than stellar track record):

In its centenary year, the country’s leading academic and scientific research organization, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), is focusing on making entrepreunership an attractive career option for its students.

“We are consciously trying to encourage entrepreneurial activities on the campus in the hope that the graduating students will look at entrepreneurship as a serious career option,” says P. Balaram, director, IISc. He admits that not much attention was paid to private business enterprise in the past, but is convinced that it has enormous potential.

The next paragraph reveals the real focus of IISc:

... With 1,600 publications, about 9% of India’s total scientific output, 400 faculty members and 2,000 students including 1,200 doing doctorates, IISc ... can boast of an enviable wealth of knowledge.

Nothing new here for most of us, but I'm glad to link to some IISc-related stuff that's out in the public domain.