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The role of postdoctoral training for careers in research and higher education

Muniyappa, K (2007) The role of postdoctoral training for careers in research and higher education. In: Current Science, 92 (4). pp. 450-454.


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The importance of well-trained workforce of postdoctoral scientists to science, technology and for other sectors of the society has been recognized world over. While many developed countries have implemented well-structured postdoctoral training programmes to maintain excellence in science and engineering, in the Indian context they are rare. The training programmes are especially important in light of increasing global competition for the best students and scholars. The DBT-postdoctoral training programme in biotechnology and life sciences has become an effective programme and has succeeded in retaining a significant number of trained postdoctoral fellows in India. It is possible that the elements of this successful programme may be transferable to other areas of science and engineering in India.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Careers in research;Higher education;Post-doctoral training;
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 10 May 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/10865

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