Narayana Murthy said this in a program organized by Infosys Science Foundation.
There is not a single Indian institution of higher education in the top 250 institutions of the global ranking.
He also advocated improving the standard of education in the schools and colleges of the country.
Bangalore. Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy said on Tuesday that India is facing huge challenges in the field of research in science despite making anti-Kovid-19 vaccine and administering this vaccine to people. Referring to the death of 66 children due to cough syrup made in India in Gambia of African continent, he said that this incident has brought shame to the country. Narayanamurthy said this in a program organized for the award given by Infosys Science Foundation. Under this, a prize of one lakh US dollars is given. This time this award was given to six people.
Praising the companies manufacturing and supplying billions of doses of Kovid-19 vaccines, Narayanamurthy said that this is an achievement that meets every standard. The information technology veteran also appreciated the government’s move to implement the new National Education Policy, which is based on the recommendations of the Professor Kasturirangan Committee. The Infosys founder also praised Professor Gagandeep Kang and many others for becoming Fellow of the Royal Society in London and Professor Ashok Sen for winning the Millennium Prize.
Diseases have been ravaging us for the last 70 years
He said, ‘These are all encouraging and pleasant developments, which show that India is completely on the path of development, but we still have big challenges before us.’ Narayana Murthy said, ‘There is not a single Indian institution of higher education in the top 250 institutions of the global ranking of the world’s universities announced in the year 2020. Even the vaccines produced by us are either based on technology from advanced countries, or based on research from the developed world. As a result, we still have not developed any vaccine for dengue and chikungunya, diseases that have been ravaging us for the past 70 years.
lack of instilling curiosity at an early age
“The death of 66 children in Gambia due to an Indian-made cough syrup is a matter of great shame for our country and has raised questions on the credibility of our drug regulatory agency,” he said. According to Narayanamurthy, experts believe that India’s inability to use research to solve immediately pressing problems, lack of instilling curiosity at an early age, the link between pure and applied research, and insufficient cutting-edge research in higher educational institutions. Lack of infrastructure, inadequate grants and inordinate delay in providing incentives for research apart from inadequate platforms for knowledge sharing with global research institutions are the reasons behind the country’s lag in research.
The founder of Infosys said that money is not the primary resource for success in the field of invention or innovation. He also advocated improving the standard of education in the schools and colleges of the country.
Infosys Prize 2022 Winners
Engineering and Computer Science- Suman Chakraborty, Humanities – Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Life Science – Vidita Vaidya, Mathematical Science – Mahesh Kakade, Physical Science – Niseem Kanekar and Social Science – Rohini Pandey,
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 15, 2022, 23:59 IST