From Brain Drain to Brain Chain, Time for India to Move
Amit Srivastava , Nov. 10, 2011, 11:38am IST Views: 244
Pune, Nov. 10: With the growing expectations of the world from Indian Technology Professionals , there is a need of creating a “Brain-Chain” of Indian Talent; observed Vijay Bhatkar, eminent best known as the architect of supercomputer PARAM.
Speaking at an event organized by GITPRO (Global Indian Technology Professionals Association), Pune chapter Bhatkar said, “Indian economy was dominant till 16th, 17th century. But later due to aggressions and the disintegrated approach, India lost its position. The 18th and 19th century was dominated by Europeans, 20th century by Americans, and the 21st century belongs to the Asians.”
The event was held at Symbiosis Atur Centre in Model Colony, Pune and was well attended by many IT professionals and students.
Outlining the shift in dominating economies of the world Bhatkar said, “There is growing expectation about Indian economy again dominating the world. One of the CIA report has predicted that India will lead the world within next 4 to 5 decades.”
Speaking on the Brain Drain to Brain Chain Bhatkar said that IITs and IIMs have produced enough talents in 1960s and 1970s, and the was the era of brain drain, but with the development of technology MNCs started opening their offices in India to take advantage of cost factor in post 1980s phase.
“This phase can be called as ‘Brain-Gain’. Now the time has come to create the synergy out of the ‘Brain-chain’ of Indian professionals all over the world.” he said.
Speaking on the shift in the philosophy and metaphysical concepts across the world Bhatkar said, “The world is again showing interest in the, the “shakti” beyond the five senses, the concept of power “chakras” of human being. The world has realized that while in the west, the thinking pattern is compartmentalised or individualized; the Indian society teaches about Integrated Thinking and having a holistic view.”
“So, Indian culture preaches to conserve the eco-system than to conquer it. If the concept of “Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam-the whole earth is a family” is not adopted; there is a danger to very existence of mankind,” he further said.
Applauding the effort of organizations like GITPRO, he said, it can help start this process so that innovative contributions to overall progress of the nation can be achieved. He also proposed to create a Network of networks such as network of GITPRO (Global Indian Technology Professionals) & GIST (Global Indian Scientists & Technocrats Foundation).