In an article in The Hindu, Prof. R. A. Mashelkar, Juror - Infosys Prize in Engineering Sciences, says, "We need to recognize that there is no intellectual democracy; elitism in science is inevitable and needs to be promoted."
Special areas of scientific research: Advancing the cause in India
"With fresh wind blowing in bringing global competitiveness and collaboration, attitudes to scientific research will change from that of a routine job to an adventure in creativity," says Prof. J. V. Narlikar, Juror - Infosys Prize in Physical Sciences (2009), in an article in The Hindu, in which he discusses scientific research in niche areas.
Prof. Inder Verma, Jury Chair - Infosys Prize for Life Sciences, writes in the The Hindu - "India needs more science hubs. It is their inhabitants who will determine the achievements which will make lasting contributions to society."
Mr. Narayana Murthy, President of the Board of Trustees (2009) - Infosys Science Foundation, writes in The Hindu, "While India is uniquely positioned to use technology for progress, it has in the recent past lagged behind in the quality and spread of science research. The need for a strong science eco-system based on a sound research foundation has an integral connect with India's development as a world power."