The administration at HBCE, TIFR was constantly on the lookout for motives to shut down the JSO program and harass the coordinator for his impartial thinking and methods
The left-leaning ideology of education institutes like Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is public information. For the primary time, PGurus offers you a peek into the politics at TIFR that acts, talks and walks like now notorious JNU, which is slowly coming to be recognized as an image of ‘congregation of breaking India forces.’
The TIFR story has been painstakingly researched from various files and speakme to more than one resources inside the institute and outdoor college members of diverse universities and faculties, a number of whom had been intently linked to Science Olympiad, an international technology competition. What has come out is that apart from its high-passed method and discouraging treatment to school contributors who strive for bringing the excellent out of young technological know-how students, TIFR indulges in growing social activists in preference to scientists and also promotes overseas nationals who criticize India’s nuclear technology.
Institutions like TISS and TIFR fall below the Homi Bhabha National Institute that comes below Department of Atomic Energy, which in flip is without delay looked after by way of the Prime Ministers Office (PMO). Yet, the doubtful happenings in those institutions, activities of the ‘left’ leaning participants in large part cross unnoticed by way of PMO. A questionnaire turned into sent to TIFR with a replica marked to the PMO however each did no longer reply. It is unlikely that the PMO, led by Narendra Modi, has a first-hand file of any of the vicious sports at TIFR. Read on…
An institute like TIFR is vital as its key purpose is to create many Nambi Narayanan’s through selling fairness and excellence in technological know-how and arithmetic from number one college to undergraduate university stage and encourage the increase of scientific literacy inside us of a. But is that really occurring? Several incidents reveal TIFR was extra interested in growing social activists and no longer scientists.
Senior contributors at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), the national institute of TIFR are planning to shut down Junior Science Olympiad (JSO), one of the maximum successful applications, which advocated college students beneath the age of 16 years to exhibit their scientific knowledge, abilities and skills on the international degree and compete with counterparts from different international countries.
K Subramaniam, the institute’s director, wrote to the alternative contributors affirming his aim of last down JSO on pointers of a professional committee in 2018. Neither the hints with the aid of the professional committee nor the emails of Subramaniam gave any unique reasons for the closure of JSO, which has been a feather in the cap for TIFR and will build India’s futures scientists. The program is supported through the board of research in nuclear science.
Discouraging India’s destiny Nambi Narayanans
One may additionally take into account how Nambi Narayanan, a senior Indian Space Research Organisation scientist, who turned into in charge of the maximum important cryogenic department and got a step forward in developing cryogenic engines in the early Nineties that would prepare India for better area journey, become implicated underneath false prices of espionage through breaking India forces, specially left-leaning administrative participants and shunted out.
Like Narayanan, whose research changed into crucial to get India into the huge league, Paresh K Joshi, a TIFR college whose position as the coordinator of JSO had put India on the world map for the success of TIFR college students became shunted out on flimsy grounds, the source said.
The JSO occasion had the maximum successful stint between 2007 and 2018 under professor Joshi, who changed into its coordinator. Under him, JSO sent seventy-five college students on the sector degree and won forty-one Gold, 33 Silver, and 1 bronze medal. In the closing five years, JSO saw a median of five Gold and 1 Silver medal. India ranked first in the medal tally on three occasions and controlled to achieve a 2d location on different three occasions. The end result became better than some other Olympiad handled through the institute.
Despite the stupendous achievement of India at the sector degree, this flourishing coordinator turned into eliminated from his function for JSO after being declared ‘incompetent’ due to minor troubles, a couple of resources whom PGurus spoke to and who have been concerned with JSO said.
Simple errors in a paper correction, which have been no longer by using Joshi but via his group participants, had been diagnosed via senior few seniors in HBSCE, TIFR and he was replaced without giving any purpose, the sources said.
What became it that went against Joshi? Faculty member associated with JSO advised PGurus that there has been a popular unspoken rule within the institute that the ones connected to proper-wing enterprises must now not be allowed to set their foot in the campus. There are talks that Joshi had once encouraged few students, who the senior institute individuals thought was connected to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), to take part in occasions. Senior Institute contributors had issued a closed-door warning to Joshi on the RSS concern but it changed into common know-how among many linked with JSO that Joshi became regularly centered for his giving equal possibilities to all regardless of their political leanings.