Nobel laureate Venkataraman Ramakrishnan said that India has the potential to become Science super power but it’s a long process and the country should continue investing in Science. He also said that there is a need of good institutions which can attract scientists and researchers to come back to India and work here.
Prof. Venkataraman was in Vadodara for a lecture on 100 years of Visualizing Molecules in C.C. Mehta Auditorium. After the lecture during interaction with the media the nobel prize winner said that India need good institutions to attract scientists back in the country.
“When I studied here in India there are quality institutes here which doesn’t exist now. We need good institutions and funding agencies to attract people back to the country. India is now a force in attracting people and I am sure in coming days scientists will come back to the country and research here,” said prof. Venkataraman Ramakrishnan.
About India become Science super power he said the process is long but the country has the potential to become one in the future. “USA is the world’s largest economy and heavily investing in Science and has become Scientific power. I think India also continue investing in Science and also continue to score on economic growth. The two must go hand in hand and when the economy grows there is money for science and further it helps is developing technology and innovations. But it’s a long process and I am sure India can become one in future,” said Prof. Venkataraman Ramakrishnan.
Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan (born 1952) is an Indian-American-British structural biologist of Indian origin. He is the current President of the Royal Society, having held the position since November 2015. In 2009 he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada Yonath,”for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome. He is MSU Alma mater.