Contents: Preface. 1. Science and technology: a historical perspective. 2. Science policy in India. 3. Development of science education and manpower. 4. Institution-building and Indian science a frame-work for analysis. 5. Research and development in India. 6. Planning and financing of scientific research. 7. Research and industry. 8. International collaboration and aid to scientific research. 9. The Indian scientific community. 10. Scientific and technological developments. Appendices. C.S.I.R. I.C.A.R. I.C.M.R. D.R.D.O. Survey organizations. Universities and institutions. Centres of advanced studies. R & D units in industry. Independent organizations. Institutions in Andhra Pradesh. List and terms of committee on science and technology. List and terms of committee on organizations of scientific research. Appendix.
"The British Administration in India had initiated some steps for the development of science and technology during the Second World War in India. After the attainment of freedom in 1947, the development of science and technology got a boost under the leadership of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was in favour of developing scientific temper in India.
"The most important thing about the development of science and technology in post-independent India is that various institutions like Council of Scientific Industrial Research and National Physical Laboratory, Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Indian Council of Medical Research were established besides nuclear research. India, today occupies the third position in the world in the scientific and technological manpower. This book highlights all these components in a very comprehensive way." (jacket)