Nov 29, 2008    Views: 1948

What do you think about 'Brain drain - gain Story!'


We all hear about the stories and have long disscussions over brain-drain and all; as what we should do to stop it, or atleast decrease its acceleration in order to uplift the quality of research and education in our countries. This is considered as a problem in most of the developing countries because the education costs will be beared by the respective government and in return the country doesnot get anything. The concensus says that if the country is paying for a person, he or she should be bound to serve the nation for atleast some period of time. This is actually enacted in many countries. But for one reason or other, it has always remained on the backstage of the national priorities. Most of the times, we are busy in trying to solve the bigger problems like terrorism, market instability and so on. But is it so that all our ministers and authorities are working day and night to solve the top-list problems faced by our country. Certainly the answer is no!

As well said by someone that the improvement of the society starts from the individual level. So we should start from ourselves and try to improve the all over conditions of our motherland.

All the best!

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frasermoss said:

The ideal situation for the developing world at this time is for them to be able to train scientists to a sufficient level that they are able to obtain positions in more "developed" nations with great scientific resources that further improved the quality of the scientist's practice. Then at a later point, once that scientist has established him/herself in their field of expertise, it would be prudent for the home nation to devote resources to re-recruiting these individuals back to their home country in order to teach the next generation of that countries student scientists and raise the bar for the quality of their tuition. Obviously not all emigrants will return, however if enough are attracted back then the quality of a developing nations science can only improve with each cycle of researchers that move through the system.

Over time this would be more effective than insisting on an obligatory period of service immediately upon graduation from the training programs at home after which these scientists may end up emigrating forever.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008 01:05 PM
Jiten said:

I agree with Frasermoss. Although we can not make any person to do science under pressure but still if he knows from the starting itself that Govt is funding all his expenses and he is required to work for a period of time then I think it would be OK.
The problem with the working culture is that most of the competitive and better scientists will go away and only those are left who are having personal engagements here or have not got the opportunity. The problem from the other side is that there are very few options for recruiting these scientists. But a ray of hope is coming visible with few of the new initiatives being taken by the Govt.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008 10:46 PM
marcia said:

Alot of Chinese scientists are returning to their homeland. In fact U.S. scientists are leaving the U.S. to go to China for better opportunities.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008 09:13 PM
Neurox said:

Jiten, just let U know, Ur blog is not updating. Found U here,
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