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Indian Science and Technology

Amitav Mallik (Author)
Synopsis Science and technology in India has progressed largely through the government institutions with its own share of achievements are pitfalls. While there are many pockets o excellence, as a nation India’s global standing in S & T is very much below its real potential, largely because of a lack of an integrated policy push. This review documents is an overview of the S & T status in India to highlight the gaps in S & T capabilities that need policy level focus for India to harness and apply S & T towards achieving the national goals in development and security. This review document paints the broader picture of progress of science and technology in India and attempts to review the interplay of policy and implementation issues that are crucial for achieving the end objectives.
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About the author

Amitav Mallik

Professor Amitav Malik has been a research scientist since 1966 in various defence R & D laboratories in India. His pioneering work in the field of lasers has been instrument in India’s development of high power Lasers. Between 1975 and 1985 he was Professor of Opto-Electronics at the Institute of Armament Technology, Pune and later he initiated the high power laser work at the defence science Centre, Delhi in 1985. During 1988-19994 he was the ‘Adviser; Defence technology’ at the Indian Embassy in Washington, where he laid the foundation of US-India cooperation in high technology areas. In 1996 he became the Director of defence Science Centre, Delhi and founded the laser Science & Technology centre (LASTEC), Which crated path breaking successes in high power Lasers in India. Prof Mallik has written many technical and strategic analysis papers for the Ministry of Defence and thus contributed of defence and strategic planning in India. Prof mallik received the Padmashri award in 2002 fro his invaluable contributions. From 2003 to 2006 Prof Mallik served as member, national Security Advisory Board (NSAB) and he is currently with the observer research Foundation (ORF) Delhi as Adviser S&T to establish a think-tank capacity in the S&T field.  

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Science and Technology
Author Amitav Mallik
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.02.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189645560
length x+270p., Tables; Figures; Annexures; 23cm.
Subjects Reference