Kasturirangan urges engineering students to adopt innovative methods

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Bangalore, Jan 19 (UNI) Former ISRO Chairman K Kasturirangan today advised engineering students to adopt innovative methods in their endeavours and not follow the world if they wanted to beat it scientifically.

Addressing a graduation ceremony at PES Engineering college here Dr Kasthurirangan said that today's education seeks and rewards ideas, irrespective of where they originate and reside, and promote multicultural and pancultural engagements.

"We are able to become world leaders in our scientific programmes due to innovative approaches besides the tapping of perennial source of human capital from all directions for converting it into a variety of unique opportunties," he said.

He said if India had to borrow or ape ideas of western nations in producing spacecrafts for the country it would have still kept following them in its space programmes.

"Now in our space engagements including Chandrayana to be launched in the middle of this year, the Americans and the Europeans were intending to take part as a result of India providing a level playing field to them, he said.

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