Establishing An ‘Elite University' Could Make India A Science Superpower

The subject of an elite university for students of science arose in an energetic conversation I had with celebrated Indian theoretical physicist Thanu Padmanabhan. There must be a stream which is made available for a tiny fraction of elite students selected very rigorously on a nationwide basis, and they have to be mentored and trained right from day one. "If you can do that, you'll have Nobel Prize winners among them 30 years later," predicted Padmanabhan.