Prof. Ashutosh Sharma (DST) - India's Scientific Glory (E)
The Department of Science & Technology (DST) plays the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. The department has wide ranging activities ranging from promoting high-end basic research and development of cutting edge technologies, to service the technological requirements of the common man through the development of appropriate skills and technologies. In this show, we meet Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST, Government of India. Prof. Sharma is the recipient of many awards and honours including the Infosys Prize in Engineering and Computer Science, and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize. He has helped initiate several new programs related to: infrastructure and human capacity building; innovation and start-ups; R&D in advanced manufacturing, waste processing, clean energy and cyber-physical systems; industry-academia cooperation; science communication; women scientists; and major international collaborations in the areas of priority for the nation. In this show, he talks about the past, present and future of India’s journey in science and technology.