ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Buying into the Aakash Dream

The low-cost Aakash tablet and its previous iterations in India have gone through several phases of technological changes and ideological experiments. Did the government prioritise familiarity and literacy about personal technological devices over the promise of quality mass education generated by low-cost devices?

A Tribute to Satish Dhawan

Satish Dhawan was the embodiment of the fusion of science and human values. His humanity is what lifted him above the ordinary, and made him a giant among pygmies and a prince among men. Whereas his talents as an engineer and craftsman were a gift of nature, his human values are within our reach to emulate. If we do so, that will be a real tribute.

Leadership in Science and Technology

The evolution and development of science and technology institutions in India, involving some of the visionaries and pioneers of scientific development, have thrown up a wide range of experiences. This aricle traces in a historical perspctive the evolution of leadership styles in this area. The study provides some pointers for the development of an effective leadership style. Innovative organisations, such as those in science and technology, require strong personalised leadership. To develop institutions, it is important to place an individual at the centre of institution-building efforts. Leadership actions have to nurture trust, and create interactions within and outside an organisation. Importantly, leadership qualities cannot be acquired 'on the job'. They have to be developed and honed through participation in formal training programmes.
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