Vision for Knowledge Based India
- Dr. Sanjay Jain (firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Physics, Y. C. College of Engineering, Nagpur, INDIA.
Our honourable scientist President, Dr. A. P. J. Kalam, has set a very clear goal before the nation to make India a developed nation by 2020. The President has also emphasized that a strong knowledge base and greater involvement of young minds are factors that will accelerate our march towards this goal. This proposal addresses this goal and attempts to develop a vision for knowledge based India.
- Section I is devoted to develop a proper perspective of the terms knowledge, learning and education.
- Section II presents a discussion of the Indian scenario in this perspective. The links between knowledge and development are brought to fore in this section so as to propose reforms that will accelerate our march towards the goal of vision 2020.
- In Section III we discuss the application of this perspective to education in physics, the most fundamental natural science. Though the discussion focuses more on undergraduate (UG) physics education it applies equally well to other branches and levels of education.
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