Stop Brain Drain & ‘innovate In India’

Posted by Romit Chandrakar
February 17, 2017

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      ISRO has scripted history by successfullly launching 104 satellites using a single rocket and broke Russia’s record of 37 satellites. Just like the Mangalyaan Mission in 2014 ISRO once again proved India’s mettle infront of the world.

     Definitely, the record-setting launch of 104 satellites, including three Indian led by the advanced remote sensing satellite and 101 foreign satellites holds much significance.

Line of No-Control, Cartoon by Sandeep Adhwaryu
         Last year on June 2016, ISRO had placed 20 satellites in orbit in a single shot which gave it confidence to raise the number of satellites to more than 100.
       But the problem is that technological excellence which ISRO has shown is rarely visible in other sectors like IT, defence, consumer goods etc. Today China has become manufacturing hub of the world. China is far ahead of us even in areas such as design, technology, innovation and scientific patents.
        Our premier institutes such as IITs and NITs are best known for their undergraduate students rather than pioneering research.
      If we have the talent, why we are not utilizing it and allowing brain-drain. ISRO is one epitome but we need many such examples in every sector. I agree with Mr. Mukesh Ambani’s suggestion that, Trump may be a blessing in disguise if he prompts India to rethink its fundamentals, and start producing and innovating instead of just feeding talent to foreign shores.
Name- Romit Chandrakar
1st Year
College- Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU, Raipur)
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