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  • Secrects of Universe

    Posted December 15, 2012 by Thangarajan Seeniappan

    I am having solutions for the following categories, Please note that I am not an professional research person.   Universe 1)         Evolution of Universe. 2)         Beyond Universe (Humans can exist even exist...

  • In Joint Battle against Infectious Disease and Antibiotic Resis

    Posted December 14, 2012 by RANJEET KUMAR

    India finds resonance here in Sweden where scientist and policy makers across the globe joined together on 23rd November 2012 at a symposium titled ‘In Joint Battle against Infectious Disease and Antibiotic Resistance’. This was a satellite event to the Economist Conference titled &lsquo...

  • Interesting article: The Drug Industry doesn't work

    Posted November 13, 2012 by Suresh VR

    Pasted below is an article by Ben Goldacre, a British doctor and author:    http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/11/qa-ben-goldacre?fsrc=scn/ln_ec/the_drug_industry_doesnt_work   ALONG with lawyers, estate agents and journalists, the pharmaceutical industry occupies an unen...

  • Publish AND Perish

    Posted October 12, 2012 by Suresh VR

    Recently, I was having a conversation with a rather senior scientist working in an institute of national importance and whose CV is decorated with many research publications, reviews, books and who is part of all kinds of selection committees in her institute as well as in other places.  This p...

  • Blinded with Science

    Posted August 12, 2012 by Suresh VR

    I recently attended a convocation where the educators declared the need for more universities like theirs and the need for accommodating the burgeoning population's aspirations for education.  The weekly digests of The Scientist and Nature News keep reporting so many instances of malpracti...

  • Evil Science jokes about scientific evils etc

    Posted July 10, 2012 by Suresh VR

    Evil Science jokes about scientific evils etc   Disclaimer: Any resemblance to any living person is completely coincidental.    1) Chandru: My cousin gets many proposals every week.  Ganya: So there will be a marriage in the future? Chandru: No, she works in a funding agenc...

  • Lacunae in Indian higher education system

    Posted July 7, 2012 by Suresh VR

    Recently, I had a discussion with some colleagues about faculty recruitment and thought I would share some of these points.  I saw that there was a discussion on one of these topics, API (academic performance indicators), proposed to assess faculty in universities, in the SciForum in January bu...

  • IJERD call for paper

    Posted July 2, 2012 by IJERD Editor

    We are inviting paper from the field of engineering science and technology such as: Aerospace EngineeringApplied engineering, Architectural engineering, Automation and Mechatronics engineering,Biological engineering, Biotechnology and Bio Engineering,Chemistry, Chemical engineer...

  • Attitudes towards plagiarism

    Posted June 19, 2012 by Suresh VR

    I read an article in Nature News on 18 June by Quinn Schiermeier about the Romanian prime minister, Victor Ponta, being accused of plagiarism.  He was accused of including large sections of his 2003 PhD thesis in law from earlier publications without properly referencing them.  Although it...

  • Equivalent or not?

    Posted June 8, 2012 by Suresh VR

    Today I saw an ad for faculty positions in a central university.  They have a few unreserved seats for each position and want some Rs. 1000 for applying for these positions.  No big deal if it puts one in a good position as a competitor.  But they also want an equivalence certificate ...