Invent in India simply means India must become a science and technology superpower by discover, invent and make in India. India’s percentage contribution of GDP to research and development for the past 15 years is just 2.9 percent in comparison to the developed countries like the US with 2.7 per cent and South Korea with 4.4 per cent. Indian science is currently governed by an inflexible, irrational and outdated bureaucracy. There are serious erratic regulations like severe restrictions on travel for the young Indian scientists and foreign collaborators. Coupled with the forced retirement at a relatively early age of highly talented scientists, Indian government has fallen short of making informed judgments on the quality of the Indian Science and Research domain. To counter these issues various measures should be adopted. Firstly leading Indian scientists should demand for changes and they must help in implementing changes in the field of scientific research. Secondly the leading scientists should conduct public discourses, participate in the important review and planning processes, create new institutions for research and development and last but not the least help raise the level of existing centres.
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