Author:  RAM MISHRA

Applying for a new job is always challenging, irrespective of the time and place. In my opinion and I am sure that many will agree with me that it is a monumental task if you are applying from abroad for a job in India. The complexity of the application procedure is multiplied if you are looking within academia for research positions.

Author:  RAM MISHRA

After I joined the perfect new institute to perform research and teaching simultaneously, the next logical step I embarked upon was setting up the lab. This required finding vendors, comparing specifications and pricing and procuring desired material. This was a responsibility I was utterly unprepared for and was completely naive in the vendor’s market.

Author:  RAM MISHRA

The two important pillars of science are: teaching and research, one feeding on the other in a cyclic manner. Teaching and research require different sets of skills and striking a justifiable balance between the two is an arduous task.

Author:  RAM MISHRA

The saga continues, each month brings about new experiences, some enjoyable, others baffling. Setting my own lab has been an exhilarating feeling, which I have thoroughly enjoyed the past few months. Mid semester recess brought the much-needed break and without much realization month of March knocked at our door. I was absolutely oblivious as to what was in store for me.

Author:  RAM MISHRA

My journey until now has been eventful, challenging and a big learning experience. I shared my opinion earlier about the teaching assignment I am involved in and kind of challenges it posed. 

Author:  RAM MISHRA

It has been dawning on me, that maybe the first year of an investigator’s independent career is the time for one to go through many experiences that we were only part of vicariously earlier. The best examples is being a part of the selection committee for the Ph.D. program and setting papers for entrance. For the first time, 

Author:  RAM MISHRA

Science is a language in itself that traverses across borders. However, among the various languages across the globe, English has acquired the summit position as the language of choice for communication, including in Science. So does being educated in vernacular language in anyway hinder one’s progress is Science?