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various levels. Starting from school education, the course curriculum needs to be redesigned so as to create inquisitiveness in the mind of the students, which will only happen if research component is introduced at the elementary levels. This is a long drawn process. To improve the supply of good quality students for research, undergraduate education has to be strengthened. The social mindset will only change if the PhD scholars are compensated well and their efforts are adequately recognised.
AK Sarkar is senior professor, Dept of Civil Engineering;
SK Choudhary is associate professor, Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences. Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. Views are personal