In defence of science

Print edition : September 15, 2017

Students and scientists at the India March for Science organised in Bengaluru on August 9. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

S. Japhet (centre), Vice Chancellor of Bangalore Central University, and scientists paying tribute to the scientists U.R. Rao, Prof. Yash Pal and Prof. P.M. Bhargava before the march. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

In the face of drastically reduced funding for science and research bodies and the blatant promotion of unscientific ideas and mythologies in institutions, members of the scientific community take out massive marches for science across the country.
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