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Astrology and science-in response

Murthy, MRN and Chandrashekaran, MK and Rao, Lakshmana JR (2001) Astrology and science-in response. In: Current Science, 80 (9). pp. 1088-1089.


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We scientists from the scientific/academic community in the so-called ‘elite’ institutes have once again shown our customary apathy in not coming forth to preempt the UGC’s attempt to start courses in vaastushastra and astrology. Despite several newspaper reports and a clarion call given by P. Balaram in his excellent editorial (Curr. Sci., 2000, 79, 1139–1140) we were too apathetic (timid?) to challenge the UGC on this issue. The scientists in these so-called elite institutes do not really have to depend on the support of the UGC and there is no reason for their timidity! Recently some scientists have been registering strong protests. But alas, it may be too late now. The UGC has actually passed a resolution giving legitimacy to such courses and many universities may well be forced to start them in July. Some of the scientists at the Indian Statistical Institute have written a letter of protest to the UGC. We urge academicians at other institutes to follow suit.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.This is a correspondence article.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1969

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