Meet the Scientist : Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar (E) - Telecast on 29/10/2019

“Great nations are not built on borrowed technologies” - Vijay P. Bhatkar Dr. Vijay P Bhatkar is one of the internationally acknowledged scientists and IT leaders of India. He is known as the man behind India’s first supercomputer. We are living in a digital age. Significantly this is also an age when we are poised to leap forward to an exciting and mind-boggling era of revolutionary changes in science and technology - most of which we can attribute to Supercomputers. India’s Journey of Supercomputers began in the ’80s when the USA refused to give supercomputer to India. This began a new chapter of developing Indigenous supercomputer and Professor Vijay Bhatkar developed India’s first supercomputer PARAM 8000 which was the second-fastest computer in the world at that time. In this show, we will understand what is a supercomputer, what are their needs for society and how India was able to build its first supercomputer. Meet the Padam Shree and Padam Bhushan scientist of India, Professor Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar.