Researchers to now take on ‘scientific social responsibility’

  • | Sunday | 18th August, 2019

Express News ServiceBENGALURU: Starting next year, research students in science who avail government scholarships or fellowships will have to render their services to the society in the form of ‘scientific social responsibility’ (SSR), akin to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Science research institutes can contribute either by disseminating scientific knowledge or by providing capacities to MSMEs and entrepreneurs, among others. This will improve communication with the masses on scientific research. He told TNIE that draft for scientific social responsibility policy is being prepared and it will be mandatory for the 2020-2021 batch. This setup will shift students from mere ‘tool centric’ to ‘problem centric’ research, Sharma said.

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