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To give them what they want…

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To give them what they want…
The great Dr.Mudur visited our campus today and spent about 2 hours talking to some of the ‘oldies’ here.

While discussing, a question came up as to how different people view research.

These are his views…

If you are a researcher, u wud be more enthused about solving current techno-problems, invent, innovate, leap forward and maybe one day get nobel prize :-). Time is really not a factor as far as u r focussed and confident.

Bt if u r a funding agency, u r more focussed on results. U want to see how the research is useful, beneficial, profitable.

For a researcher, it does not make much sense if u have developed something and made it available in public domain unless it breaks new grounds in technology. But that makes a lot of difference for bureaucrats who use it as a metric for accountability. Theories and formulas do not go well with them.

So it is important to project ur work properly.

A researcher should be shrewd enough to show something the bureaucrats want so that he can get the money and time to do what his intellect wants.

What bureaucrats want may be something very trivial technology wise but they see an application and benefit to the end user. We should do it so that we can nurture our aspirations and bring it to a mature and material state.

Give them what they want so that u can do what u want.

Thank you sir.

Written by Bhushan Kulkarni

January 4, 2007 at 11:28 am

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