Academicians and advocates of open access debate the need for open access institutional repositories.
Scientific advances and achievements of the last two years were the focus of a recent press conference organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI.
Researchers investigate: What factors affect the choice of agricultural practices among the Adis of Arunachal Pradesh?
The All India People’s Science Congress (AIPSC ) is a biennial conference that communicates scientific and technological developments and policy related issues in India to a concerned audience. The AIPSC was set up in 1987, and is a meeting point for activists and science forum representatives from different states across the country. The 15th AIPSC is being held in Bangalore (Jnana Jyoti Auditorium, Central College campus) between 22nd-25th May 2015, … More
Thousands of researchers have joined hands online and on the ground to secure a large increase in stipends. Students welcomed the announcements of fellowship hikes from DST and UGC, even as the negotiations continue.
Padma Shri Prof. VijayRaghavan’s appointment as the new Secretary of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has met with a unanimous cheer from the life-sciences community. We at IndiaBioscience and NCBS News asked a cross section of the life-sciences community to suggest things they would like Vijay to do. Read on to find out the wishlist and Vijay’s response to the community as he outlines his plans for the future…
The past month has seen the Pharma sector in India undergo tumultuous times following compulsory licensing of Bayer’s anti-cancer drug sorafenib to NATCO and patent refusal to Novartis case pending in the Supreme Court. These cases hold a telling whether price limits would be imposed on over 60% of the drugs in India. Considering that over 50% of India’s 1.2 billion strong population doesn’t have medical insurance, is this good sign? Or would this send wrong signals to the Pharma companies looking at India as a high potential market causing them to divest?