- Rajesh Jeetah
- Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 3:13 PM
I was at the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture entitled, ‘Science Centres for empowering the Society – a non-formal approach to take science to all’, delivered by Mr. I. K. Mukhopadhyay, Former Director General of the National Council of Science Museums, India. It was a pleasure of having in our midst Mr. Ingit Kumar Mukhopadhyay, who has been associated with the setting up of the Centre since its very inception in 1998. Mr. I.K.Mukhopadhyay has more than 30 years’ experience in Science Centre/Museum as an exhibit designer. Moreover he has been involved with the setting up over 45 science centres and various planetaria all around India. I am sure therefore that we will have a very useful interaction with Mr. Mukhopadhyay during his stay. I wish to thank again Prof. I.K. Mukhopadhyay for his help in the growth of this centre over the years. My Ministry will spare no effort to continue to make this centre a beacon of scientific knowledge and dissemination.
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 11:36 AM