Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Change in reverse order

Blackburn said something interesting in a recent interview in the Indian Express, Walk The Talk: 

“Shekhar Gupta: And you're so happy when a student or a scholar comes up with something that improves on what you've done or that contradicts what you believe . That's achievement.

Elizabeth Blackburn: That's the most wonderful thing, that's an achievement and in science the idea is actually your hope is students are always better than you are . That's what you most hope for. Your biggest joy is when they are exceeding you and you know this is what science is about whereas other sort of walks of life if you…” 

If anything changes in the Indian universities and institutions (teaching method and approach toward with students) particularly in the Departments of Economics will have at least some groundbreaking effect for the next generation.


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