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INSA: new initiatives and concerns

Vijayan, M (2009) INSA: new initiatives and concerns. In: Current Science, 96 (4). p. 451.

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The Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi which is currently in its Platinum Jubilee year, has maintained its eminence and dignity all these years. The Fellowship of INSA is highly cherished. The Academy enjoys considerable prestige. This prestige needs to be converted into influence. INSA is in the process of setting up a Science Policy Study Cell. The Academy needs to strengthen its role as a think-tank in the service of the nation on science-related issues. INSA is also in the process of establishing an archive. We can understand the present and plan for the future only in the context of the past. Thirdly, we would like to establish an electronic hub of science information at INSA. We do not wish to solely hold large quantities of information. But we need to have links with all major depositories of science- related information in the country. This is in consonance with the general philosophy of an Academy. The Academy is not a major implementer or executor of policies and programmes. It is a catalyst and a beacon that guides.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy Of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Depositing User: Rajalaxmi Ashok Govanakoppa
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 10:39
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/19687

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