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India’s New Science Policy to Focus on Careers in Science

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The key features of the policy making careers in science, research and innovation attractive

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will formally unveil India’s new Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy-2013 on January 3 at the inauguration session of the centenary edition of the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata.

The key features of the STI Policy-2013 include making careers in science, research and innovation attractive and establishing world-class infrastructure for R&D for gaining global leadership in some select frontier areas of science.

The policy lays greater thrust on innovation, establishing research institutes and participation in mega science projects with an aim to positioning itself among the top five scientific powers in the world by 2020.

The policy also aims at positioning India among the top five global scientific powers by 2020. The officials said the aim of the policy is to accelerate the pace of discovery, diffusion and delivery of science-led solutions for serving the aspirational goals of India for faster, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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