Indian R&D, Development and Necessary Reforms
- Research In India
- Military and Space Infrastructure
- Boosting Indian Business, Economics, Trade
Research In India
IITs, IIITs failures
Foundations for Research
Teach in India for Tenure, Sabbatical in West
Funding for Research Students in India
IITs give PGs a stipend of 12400 per month - even MTechs and often waived fees and hostel accomodation. Ironically they often use this time to prep for competitive exams like IAS, etc.
M Tech doesn’t sky-rocket chances of getting a job and needs 2 more years of study. So UGs at IITs are unwilling to get masters if they can go abroad right after. However from Tier 2 or Tier 3 colleges it is an attractive way to step over the stone and get a better brand.
But this stipend is a fragment of the support for PhD scholars in US
Funding for Professors and Labs
Doing research relies on professor and lab/Center funding so they can get latest modern equipment in. This same funding is required for buying laboratory equipments, to run simulations, to fetch data sets and so on.
Most of the professors in USA are so self reliant that they fund their students mostly from industrial collaboration grants in millions of dollars.
But Indian professors depend on the government.
Some top multinationals are funding Indian professors to look at problems of competing globally, but this sum is small are rare.
Military and Space Infrastructure
Research Contracts at IITs
IITs are assisting DRDO and ISRO in their funded research projects developing software and machines for them.
Boosting Indian Business, Economics, Trade
Economics at IITs
As an ISBian myself, I strongly feel that the founders of the school have tried to set an example of how effort, planning and great execution (and not luck alone) can create a world class institute. - Comment on Quora