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Sunday, May 13, 2007

It's time to act on the NKC's OA recommendation for India

Sam Pitroda, Chairman of India's National Knowledge Commission (NKC), is calling for implementation of the NKC's recommendations.  Details in today's issue of The Hindu:

The recommendations of the National Knowledge Commission on the knowledge paradigm have to be executed to bridge the gap between the educated and uneducated, Sam Pitroda, Chairman of the commission said on Saturday....

The recommendations of the commission have to be executed, he said adding there were a huge gap between the haves and have-nots, the educated and the uneducated people in the country.

The recommendations have not received much attention from various quarters, he added.

Pitroda also said, there was resistance from both within and outside the education system to new ideas....

PS:  The NKC's Working Group on Libraries recommended OA for India's publicly-funded research in a December 7, 2006, letter to the Prime Minister.