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Science in India

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E Cavende

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Science in India

British Occupation Pre-Colonial Era Independence Early Advancement in Geometry, Astronomy, Trig and Early Calculus Concept of Negative and Decimal Numbers 1612 British emphasize education Science viewed as necessary for nation building 1947 Indian prime minister nehru seeks to industrialize India Formation of Indian Institute of Technology-1951 Ties with Soviet Russia enable India to launch space program and nuclear research notable Indian scientists such as Satyendra nath bose work during this time Required school until age 14 built observatories in main cities Present Scientific policy resolution- 1958 "brain drain" Modeling on successful countries as a process for development 140 Researchers per 1,000,000 people, compared to 4,651 in the US http://www.financialexpress.com/news/india-lagging-behind-in-s&tt-govt/424607/ Conclusions The Process Includes an Industrialization period
usually an emphasis on practical sciences: agriculture, medecine, engineering (you can see other countries in this stage now)
the effort is government headed and/or funded
Eventually a move was made to emphasize all sciences (1958)
Social concepts that foster growth
education as a status symbol
the "educated elite" that speak English
need to prove that you are "western" enough, or that your culture is best (conflict) Scientific Development of India timeline : Science in Translation- Montgomery
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