India faces missing generation of scientists
The problem, initially triggered by a significant brain drain to the West that began in the 1970s, has been compounded in recent years by the fact that talented students are bypassing science for better-paid fields.
In this article, Pallava Bagla reports on some features of this phenomenon — from a dearth of worthy candidates for a prestigious midcareer research fellowship to consternation over the pending appointment of the first foreign national to lead one of the country's flagship labs — and explores possible solutions.
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Reference: Science 298, 733 (2002)