India Rising – Science Magazine

Science has a News Focus on the status of Indian Science.  Much of the article paints a very positive image and I am glad to see a lot of focus on Indian Institute of Science (IISc).  This one caught my attention, in particular:

…the Department of Biotechnology and the U.K.’s Wellcome Trust teamed up in 2008 to create a 5-year, $140 million fellowship program for up to 375 young investigators in India. “Now we’re able to create an environment and mechanisms for postdocs to stay here,” Ayyar says. “You might think this is a small step. But it’s about changing the way people think.”

That is a lot of money invested on new faculty.   Hope India reaps the benefits of this investment.

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