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India is gearing up to become an international player in the life sciences, powered by its recent economic growth and a desire to add biotechnology to its portfolio. This article presents the history, current state, and projected future growth of biological research in India.

This article was first published as a special report in the Journal of Cell Biology on February 9, 2009.

Biological Sciences in India

India is gearing up to become an international player in the life sciences, powered by its recent economic growth and a desire to add biotechnology to its portfolio. In this article, we present the history, current state, and projected future growth of biological research in India. To fulfil its aspirations, India’s greatest challenge will be in educating, recruiting, and supporting its next generation of scientists. Such challenges are faced by the US/Europe, but are particularly acute in developing countries that are racing to achieve scientific excellence, perhaps faster than their present educational and faculty support systems will allow.

This article was first published as a special report in the Journal of Cell Biology on February 9, 2009.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://indiabioscience.org/policy-resources/biological-sciences-in-india/the-biological-sciences-in-india-aiming-high-for-the-future