Policy initiatives to promote and inspiring science education in India
سومين کنفرانس بين المللي و هفتمين کنفرانس ملي مديريت فناوري
Due to declining interest of students in science Indian universities and research institutions are facing acute problems in attracting meritorious students, resulting in shortage of researchers and teaching faculty. Hence, enrolment in science at under-graduate and post-graduate levels is either constant or showing declining trends. This is a matter of concern and if these trends persist for a long period it may adversely affect Indian S&T stock, particularly science professional, in coming years. This is evident that no Indian university could register its presence in top 200 global university lists while there were six Chinese universities in this list. This shortcoming has time and again attracted the attention of researchers and policy makers. Therefore, in this paper an attempt is made to present a concise snapshot of Indian science education and some possible solutions in terms of policy such as INSPIRE1 programme to attract meritorious students towards basic sciences, to overcome the shortcoming.