Recent links on the academies’ saga

In the new issue of Current Science, Gautam R Desiraju, professor of chemistry at IISc Bangalore and one of our most eminent and most outspoken senior scientists, has an opinion piece arguing for the unification of our three academies of science. For a country of our modest scientific achievements, three academies is certainly two too many — if not three too many. Desiraju reviews the history of the academies, describes why previous attempts to unite them failed, and puts forward his own proposal for unification that, I think, must be taken seriously if the academies are to be taken seriously at all.

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