Are top Indian research institutions open to hiring postdocs primarily trained in India? What strategies should a postdoc employ to plan the next career step in, or outside, academia? From the panel discussion at the first Annual Postdoctoral Symposium...
Five years ago I attended the 2nd YIM, Kolkata as a PDF, this year I attended the YIM, Gulmarg as a YI. Here is my perspective of the meeting from a YI point of view.
The postdoc community in India is growing, and some formal structures might ensure the comprehensive growth of this talent pool. Prasad Krishnan draws a comparison between the USA and India.
Currently, Indian research laboratories are populated mostly by masters and graduate students, and few laboratories have postdoctoral fellows. This blog explores how India might shift the current status quo to encourage more scientists to do their postdoctoral work in India.
Attracted by the availability of jobs, the improving infrastructure and funds to do research in India, and the likely stagnant research budget of the United Statues, an increasing number of Indians doing their graduate or postdoctoral work abroad are interested in returning to India. However, searching for an academic job in India is often arduous, opaque and less efficient than it could be.