IndiaBiostreams: Science Policy 101 | Science, Technology & Innovation Policies in India — a Flashback

Science Policy 101

In this second webinar of the Science Policy 101’ series, Aditya Kaushik walks us through the history of Science, Technology and Innovation Policies in India so far, their motivation, salient features, and significant outcomes. This was followed by a general discussion on the four policy statements.


0:00 Welcome and Introductions
1:05 Science Policy Forum: https://​indi​a​bio​science​.org/​s​c​i​e​n​c​e​p​o​l​i​c​y​forum
1:38 Audience Poll

2:54 Science, Technology and Innovation Policies in India — a Flashback
4:03 STI Policies so far: Timeline
4:53 Science Policy Resolution (SPR — 1958) [https://​indi​a​bio​science​.org/​m​e​d​i​a​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​s​/​S​P​R​-​1​9​5​8.pdf]
7:46 technology Policy Statement (TPS — 1983) [https://​indi​a​bio​science​.org/​m​e​d​i​a​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​s​/​T​P​S​-​1​9​8​3.pdf]
11:11 Science & Technology Policy (STP — 2003) [https://​indi​a​bio​science​.org/​m​e​d​i​a​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​s​/​S​T​P​-​2​0​0​3.pdf]
16:02 Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (STIP — 2013) [https://​indi​a​bio​science​.org/​m​e​d​i​a​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​s​/​S​T​I​P​-​2​0​1​3.pdf]
17:47 Summary
19:03 Related Policies

20:08 Discussion

20:16 Which are the R & D institutions and national laboratories that were born as a direct / indirect outcome of the 1958 policy?
22:50 Now that we have seen all the milestone STI (and related) policies so far in India, how far have we come?
26:23 Can you talk about some of the initiatives that incentivise return of foreign graduates, incentivise innovation
32:02 Can you elaborate what are some of the global mega science initiatives that India is a part of?
34:58 What is the role of data/​evidence in informing and implementing these policies?
40:13 What determines the success/​failure of these policies?
46:28 What is the story behind this magic number 2% GERD?

50:16 Questions & Answers

50:45 Does any of the four STI policies talk about the development of scientific temper or attitude among citizens of India?
52:00 What are the markers to assess the impact of these policies
54:14 Are there any organisations in India that undertake the analysis of these existing policies?
55:37 Does ensuring transparency in faculty recruitment come under the purview of STI policies?
57:29 Does policy documents talk about how and where to publish and how research should be evaluated?
1:01:17 What are the possible areas of science policy research in India?