"Jadavpur University, Presidency University, and Calcutta University's researchers and Teachers demand funding and marches."
Researchers and Teachers demand funding: Almost 500 researchers, teachers of prestigious higher educational institutions marched in central Kolkata on Wednesday. They were demanding heavy funds for educational and scientific research. and formulation of policies of the center for evidence-based science. The ‘India March for Science’ was lead by the scientific community against the myth-based thinking in modern-curriculum and urged the government to formulate policies on evidence-based science only. ‘According to Asish Samanta, senior scientist and spokesperson of Breakthrough Society’.
The Marchers were from many prestigious institutes such as Jadavpur University, Presidency University, Calcutta University and many more. Researchers and Teachers demand funding and to stop spreading unscientific beliefs and inculcating a scientific temper. They all demanded heavy funds for educational, scientific research and asked government to make policies on evidence-based science. “According to Dr. Subhraprakash Kajoli”.
Since 2017, The funding for education and scientific research remains below 3 and 0.8 per cent of the GDP. Unscientific ideas are now being introduced into the educational curricula in the name of ‘Indian Knowledge Systems’, an important component of the New Education Policy 2020,” Mr Samanta said.
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