Das ka Dum with Dr Bhaskar Das: Since you are actively engaged in academics these days, what gives you more satisfaction and happiness – industry or academia?

13 Mar,2020

Bhaskar Das

It’s a Friday and that’s the day when we get up, close and personal. Well, yes, we do get there on some other days too, but on Fridays, it’s pretty personal. You get the drift. You’ve read the question, now dig further for his response. Presenting, the March 13 edition of Das ka Dum with Dr Bhaskar Das. Read on…

 

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Q. We know you are actively engaged in academics these days. So what gives you more satisfaction and happiness – industry or academia?

 

A. First of all, my happiness isn’t predicated on engagement in either industry or academia. If so, I lose my independence as a blithe spirit. Having said that, I would hasten to add that both have unique properties to engender satisfaction/ happiness/ bliss, whatever you would like to say. While academia is a constant search for knowledge and its dissemination to the relevant stakeholders, industry is a laboratory of application of the same knowledge in an empirical situation. These, in turn, contribute to new knowledge creation in academia. So in a sense they are  interconnected.

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