Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday (Oct. 19) called for expanding India's human resource pool in science and technology and creating a stimulating institutional environment.
Singh laid the foundation stone for the Hyderabad campus of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) at the centrally-run University of Hyderabad. "We need to expand human resource pool in the area of science and technology to maintain our competitive advantage in the knowledge economy that is now on the horizon in the world," Singh said.
"Innovation and knowledge will be key factor in a nation's development in this 21st century. We must therefore [create] an environment that promotes and nurtures scientific achievements and makes us a world leader in creating intellectual property," he said.
According to TIFR officials, the Hyderabad campus will have world-class labs and facilities to put India in the forefront of research in the emerging areas of science. It plans to accommodate 200 permanent faculty, 1,000 students and 300 post-doctoral researchers.
From The Times of India
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