The outlook for science is promising in India and regardless of the rise in scepticism (77 per cent) there’s a excessive appreciation for science (93 per cent) and scientists (92 per cent) in line with 3M 2022 State of Science Index (SOSI) report.
Indians imagine within the function of science of their on a regular basis lives (92 per cent) with many Indians anticipating science to drive social impression, specializing in options for sustainability, well being, and STEM fairness challenges.
Ninety three % of Indians imagine there are limitations to college students pursuing a STEM schooling. They establish entry (83%), affordability (43%), and bias/prejudice towards girls (34%) or minorities (28%) as the best limitations.
In accordance with SOSI respondents, healthcare is a key space the place Indians need to science for options. Almost one in each two Indians imagine that past the present pandemic, science ought to prioritize cures for continual illnesses (50%), most cancers remedies (45%), addressing psychological and emotional well being points (41%), vaccines for future pandemics (57%) and addressing root causes/social drivers of well being points (44%).