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Goa chief minister wants to do doctorate in physics

Posted on Dec 06, 08:45AM | IANS

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday that he would love to do a doctorate in Physics if life gives him another opportunity.

"If I was given an opportunity again in my life to select a course probably I would select a Ph.D. in Physics," Parrikar said.

Parrikar, who is India's first IIT-educated chief minister, was speaking at the fag end of INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research), a programme organised by the Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography to popularise science in the state.

The chief minister said that India needed nationwide awakening to revitalise the manner in which professional education is conducted.

Parrikar, a graduate in metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai and a self-confessed lover of science, also said that quality education in basic sciences was imperative for India.

"There is a need for the nation to create a pool of talent in pure sciences," said Parrikar, who's is also Goa's education minister.