|Sayantan Datta, (2000- 03), Indian Statistical iInstitute|
Under-graduate programme is the most vital period in a student's life as this is the time when a student has to exercise a choice of subjects to study - a choice that will determine much of the student's academic future. Yet, at the end of intermediate studies one's ideas and opinions about the options available are naive. Baits of biotech courses with lucrative futures are aplenty and clueless students and parents fall for that - line, hook and sinker.
I wish him, my other respected teachers, and my dear friends all the success in their future endeavor.
This I add NOT for the brochure but as a feedback:
I have increasingly realised and continue to do so, that our genetics curriculum direly needs to include 1. mathematics, 2. statistics and 3. computer programming. This is my earnest suggestion. Lest, 'geneticists' like us get continually sidelined by statisticians and computer programmers especially in human genetics.