India’s commitment to the use of Science and Technology in national development has been clearly articulated time and again in various policy documents right from the early years of Independence.
The progress made by the country since then in attainment of the stated goals in policy and plan documents has been substantial. The Central and State governments, various public and private sector establishments are engaged in scientific research and technological development to take the nation on the path of rapid development, growth and prosperity.
Scientific advances and technological progress are key drivers of innovation and economic growth. We are on the threshold of remarkable changes in Science, Technology and Innovation, which has got a key role in the development of knowledge-based society. But there is no room for complacency — for in this field only the sky is the limit. An useful reference book for all the stakeholders having interest in the subject and developmental profile of India.
Dr. P. Satyanarayana is a senior distance educator. He is associated with planning and founding Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University and Indira Gandhi National Open University. He has participated in many national and international seminars and conferences and contributed to several journals on different dimensions of social sciences. He has published a number of books on open distance education. Currently he is Overseas Educational Consultant to OKOS Communication Systems in the USA.
Dr. Lakshmi Mantha teaches English at Osmania University College of Engineering. She is a certified NLP trainer and specialist in Business Communication through distance mode and communication consultant to several organisations, she has participated in national and international seminars, workshops and conferences; contributed to journals on different dimensions of Open Learning. She has published books on different aspects of open distance education.
Dr. Mrs. C. Sesharatnam is a former Joint Director of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University. She has worked in the areas of student support, staff development, women’s development, course development, etc. She has attended national and international seminars, discussions and conferences and regularly contributes to journals on social development. She has a number of books to her credit. She received Best Teacher Award in the year 2002 from A.P. Government.