IIT-B, ORF start science and technology fellowships
Geetanjali Minhas | December 13, 2017 | Mumbai
Calling for improved communication in the field of science and technology, eminent scientist and chairman, National Innovation Foundation, Dr Raghunath Mashelkar has said that it is important to advance knowledge and people need to know how that knowledge is for their own good.
“Public awareness will increase public engagement. Be it health, nutrition, food, security or any other subject, science touches every aspect of life. What happens is scientists are poor communicators… the need of the hour is to train our scientists not to use jargon but use common man’s language so people understand. This requires special training so improved communication between sciences and society becomes easier,” said Dr Mashelkar at the Science Communication Dialogue for New India organised by IIT- Bombay and Observer Research Foundation(ORF).
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