Prof Prabhat Ranjan's Blog

Prof. Prabhat Ranjan is Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University, Akurdi, Pune
My interaction with Dr Vashishtha Narayan Singh (Vashishtha Jee) (Edited : Nov 16, 2019)

My interaction with Dr Vashishtha Narayan Singh (Vashishtha Jee) (Edited : Nov 16, 2019)

[Edited : Due to lot of wrong facts circulating on Internet, I have tried to collect factual information about Vashishtha Jee. I am sharing the data here. If any one has suggestion to correct it or improve it, please let me know. ] =============================================================================== I suddenly saw a message on WhatsApp message about sad demise of Vashishtha Jee some time ago(Nov 14, 2019) and did not believe it. I tried to contact Dr Birendra Jee, his batchmate and close friend. He also confirmed the sad news. Many thoughts went through my mind and I felt that I must jot them

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Experiences with Patna Marathon

This is a post I had made on April 5, 2012 in Patna Marathon forum on Facebook. Since time to time references are made to Patna Marathon not being held as scheduled, I am reproducing this post here so that others can look at it. The key person involved in PM was Kumar Atul and unfortunately he fell sick for some time after returning to USA and he has been asked to take it easy for some time. He would be the best person to share these experiences, which he had planned to do. But since its more than one

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Use of ICT and Sensor Network Technology in Agriculture in Bihar

Bihar Govt has rightly recognized the potential of agriculture in growth of Bihar. For this purpose a separate “Agriculture Cabinet” has been formed. Road map for agriculture for next 10 years with a massive outlay has been planned as well. In November and December 2011, I made two visits to Bihar and interacted with Agricultural Research Institute, Farmers and some young Social Entrepreneurs focusing on agriculture. I have also noticed the fact that some of the farmers in Bihar have done world record production of paddy and this encourages me to write this brief note. In 2011, on behalf of

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Innovation Belts for Growth of Bihar – Final Version

Objective To set up clusters of educational/research and industrial organizations at few geographically distributed locations to promote innovation as well as cater to gap in demand and supply in education within state. Budget Allocation I am suggesting investing Rs 1000 Crore per year under this head for next 6 years to develop this in the state at rapid rate. Rough idea about how this figure is arrived at is given in a later section. Advantage to State Reduce the gap in quality education seat demand and supply, which is very large in Bihar as of now and among the worst

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Concept of “Innovation Belt” for Bihar

– Prof Prabhat Ranjan (prof.prabhat.ranjan@gmail.com) Objective To set up clusters of educational/research and industrial organizations at few geographically distributed locations to promote innovation as well as to cater to the gap in demand and supply in education system within the state. Background Bihar has been land of innovation in the past and till today this signifies the glory of Bihar. Innovations were in many fields and included new thought processes through “religion” (e.g. Buddhism or Jainism), Mathematics, Astronomy, Politics, Economics etc .. So Innovation was not limited to scientific or technological innovation. In today’s context innovation is equally important if

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