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Science, Technology and Economic Development in India-Analysis of Divergence in Historical Perspective

Development in India Analysis of Divergence in Historical Perspective Debdas Banerjee India is one of the most prominent developing countries where modern science from Europe came to dominate education as early as in the 19th century. Yet her economic development trail behind many of the developing countries, The colonial rule provides clues to the processes of disjunctions between pure and applied science and, between research and development. The weakness of the post-colonial state to politically resolve crucial economic issues and undertake strategic development policies gave way to the 'technocratic' solutions that entrench the earlier trend, The weakness of harnessing science to commercially viable and competitive technology is better explained by the 'receiving system' than the human capital formation as postulated in the 'New Growth Theory'.

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