Has Chandrayaan2 inspired any smart Indian engineers to join ISRO?

Intel GWGA84
Sep 8 44 Comments

The Chandrayaan2 lunar rover launch by Indian space research organization failed at the last stage and lost communication. It carried dozens of high tech instrumentation to gather data. Hundreds of scientists and engineers had burned the midnight oil working on it. ISRO chief got very emotional about the failure and PM Modi consoled him, saying it will be successful next time.

Has all this inspired any smart Indian techies with advanced PhDs to go back to India and join ISRO? Or in general contribute to growing the Indian tech scene?

For comparison, a good number of Chinese PhDs seem to return to China and build Chinese tech and contribute to making China a tech giant. Why can't Indians do that? Why be visa slaves in another country? Is there a lack of belonging? Like, American scientists seem to be patriotic enough to stand for America and work for America.

What needs to happen to reverse the brain drain?

I'm not judging, it's a sincere question. So please no trolling.

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TOP 44 Comments
  • New / Design cockball
    Theres just a lack a patriotism among indians because of the way india and its politics have fucked itself
    Sep 8 10
    • Microsoft mfttse3h
      ^typical Indian mentality. See a problem, run away
      Sep 8
    • Intel tar_xzvf
      I am not sure why you think patriotism only means you have to return. Have you heard of Ras Bihari bose? He worked for india from far. Aa i said in another post, you can help ISRO by contributing to crowd fund for their project. There are many ways.
      Given a GC, may be very few Indians will go back. Its not because they don't love their country. It's just they want a better day to day life in the USA. But may be after 20 years, if India is doing well and has better opportunity, people start going back.

      But even if they choose to live in the USA, they can contribute.
      Sep 8
    • Intel tar_xzvf
      Have you normalised the rape statistics with respect to population of USA vs India and analyzed the data?
      Sep 8
    • New / Design cockball
      ^Admittedly no. But i did after you said, and the results are still appalling.
      Sep 8
    • Intel tar_xzvf
      Care to share your data, and source?
      Sep 8
  • Apple Shouldyou?
    There is so much bias against North Indians at ISRO. You have no clue of the dirty politics there!
    Sep 8 5
    • In what ways?
      Sep 8
    • Cisco / R&D
      ohno!

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      ohno!more
      Just look at names of all the top bosses
      Sep 8
    • Uber kalanick
      So you want forced diversity instead of talent?

      Do you have first hand experience of bias or you just making up because of the names ?
      Sep 8
    • Adobe
      BAU🥤🍷

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      This is partly true, but then again you work at Apple/Cisco — just look at all the top bosses
      Sep 8
    • Cisco / R&D
      ohno!

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      ohno!more
      Of course talent is key, but why don't you just look at the names of all the top bosses, step back and think about it
      Sep 8
  • Facebook PKMKB_1
    India should just annex pakistan
    Sep 8 4
    • Roche bUjp01
      Why annex a junk yard and bring on more trouble?
      Sep 8
    • Microsoft mfttse3h
      India is not the annexing type. More like don't trouble India, it will not trouble you
      Sep 8
    • Facebook PKMKB_1
      India should be the preeminent power within it’s natural borders, from the Hindu Kush mountains to the jungles in bengal/Myanmar, along the himalayas.

      To stand and do nothing now, when the dust settles in Afghanistan and this junkyard, china will reign supreme
      Sep 8
    • Facebook PKMKB_1
      Having a flat land border with a chinese colony is a disaster waiting to happen.
      Sep 8
  • Microsoft
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    What’s the procedure to get into ISRO? Is it some written exam where we are competing against millions? If that’s the case and the TC is low, it doesn’t give much incentive as the odds are really not in favor and the amount of effort is way too high.
    Sep 8 5
    • Uber kalanick
      Oh and the reservations!
      Sep 8
    • LinkedIn bliz
      And yeah there are reservations while getting in, and also reservations for promotions.. I have known people who left ISRO due to latter because meritocracy is not valued
      Sep 8
    • Intel GWGA84
      OP
      I think it's just applying and interviewing.
      Sep 8
    • Intel GWGA84
      OP
      @kalanick but even US institutions like NASA have affirmative action.
      Sep 8
    • LinkedIn gri
      There is a difference between affirmative action in US and hardline 50% (now probably 60%) reservation in India
      Sep 8
  • Oracle
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    not_larrymore
    Maybe if it actually landed.
    Sep 8 3
    • Adobe
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      Oh come on!
      Sep 8
    • Intel GWGA84
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      Why don't you make it land? The code you're writing now is going nowhere. Join ISRO and write code that'll go into space!
      Sep 8
    • Oracle
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      😃 good 🔥 Intel. But I am just telling the truth, if it actually landed this would have inspired a lot a people.
      Sep 8
  • Twitter jkkugdyh
    That’s what happens when you try to land a spacecraft on a block of cheese
    Sep 8 0
  • Amazon neonsign
    What you hear is what they want you to hear. Maybe the rover landed and was successful, but they don't want you to know for defense reasons. Similar case when SpaceX burnt the FB satellite, where there is a theory that it isn't what you heard.
    Sep 8 3
    • Microsoft AVzH64
      Lol
      Sep 8
    • Apple Shouldyou?
      Boss what are you smoking?
      Sep 8
    • Intel GWGA84
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      Lol, you wish the Indian government was that sophisticated.
      Sep 8
  • Cadence / Eng
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    pretzlemore
    I interned there; and as much as working on space electronics inspired me; the place is boring AF. May be things have changed now, who knows. I was stuck with people who were older than my parents and the kind of life you deal with on a daily basis is different. But if someone wants a laid-back life with less pay and if pride alone can keep you motivated and happy, Go for it.
    Sep 8 1
    • Uber kalanick
      What’s with your age-ism. I get you want to hangout with young crowd but the comment is some what berating.

      Tech industry will have folks older than your parents by 2040s.
      Sep 8
  • New FlXq26
    A major reason Chinese academics go back is the huge number of open positions, great pay, and even bonuses based on publication. Not patriotism. This is largely unsustainable.
    Sep 8 1
    • Intel GWGA84
      OP
      Ok, one way or the other, they are contributing to their nation.
      Sep 8
  • Intel tar_xzvf
    The best way to help ISRO would be to crowd fund their next project. Going back and helping is not the only solution.
    Sep 8 0
  • Microsoft AVzH64
    It definitely got me thinking. But I don't think I would do it.
    Sep 8 0
  • VMware / Product tresbien
    I hope so
    Sep 8 0