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IIT's looking for World-Changers

IIT Mumbai has for long been considered as one of the finest institutes in India and now they have taken the initiative to give back to the society by launching theirMega global initiative to Discover "10 great ideas that will change the world in the next 50 years"

This initiative was launched by Mr.Adi Godrej, chairman of Godrej group along with IIT Mumbai director Ashok Misra, at the IIT campus as part of the Institute's ongoing golden jubilee celebrations.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Misra said this project is open only to the alumni, students, faculty and staff (past and present) of IIT Mumbai. "They can send their ideas from across the world in the area of science and technology".This is what really makes no sense to me.Today it is observed more often than never that great environment related discoveries are made by people who have been trained by experience , not by world class institutes!!

A special website has been created which requires ex or present alumni to register and send in their entries by October 30, 2008

He said the entries will be judged by an international panel of eminent ideators and thought leaders, including Principal scientific advisor to the Government of India Dr R Chidambaram, Head of Nanoscience in Cambridge university Prof Mark Welland, Chief Mentor of Infosys Narayana Murthy among others.

The panel will be chaired by former President of India A P J Abdul Kalam, he added.Thats quite a namelist for a judging panel but once again ,why only IIT alumni??



Finally after all these years, here's to the beginning of what was there, what is there and hopefully what will remain!! So here are my thoughts & words -Online!!

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