Basavadatta Mitra's scientific contributions

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Humanities and social sciences along with mathematics and natural sciences are the core of liberal learning. Humanities and social sciences are a valuable part of a balanced educational experience because they contribute to understanding the context of problems and development of skills in critical thinking. Engineers need to consider the context o...
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One of the consequences of globalization processes is the spread of English as a medium of instruction in national school systems. Disadvantaged communities are increasingly demanding access to English so that their children can join a workforce that mandates knowledge of this language. The question of mother-tongue education remains a vexed one. O...
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For years, efforts have been made to ‘sell’ climate change. Armageddon climate scenarios might be accurate and eye-catching, but they have not changed attitudes or behaviors enough. Threats of climate hell do not seem to hold us back from running towards it. Climate change is no longer a scientist's problem — it's now a salesman's problem. For all...

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... By including sustainability accounting and integrated reporting in their syllabi, the professional accountancy bodies are assured that their members are complete finance professionals with the capabilities and competences necessary to work in the present day "sustainable capitalism" (Mitra, Gadhok, Salhotra & Agarwal, 2011;Jones, 2017;Ikerd, 2005) that requires a more holistic view of corporate reporting. ...
... By the time they developed their communication through language they took advantage of their first language (L1), or mother tongue. Mother tongue is used for the language that children learn at their homes and usually they acquire it as a means of communication from their parents (Basavadatta & Amit, 2011). However, when they started leaning another language, second or foreign, the controversy over the use of this mother tongue started too. ...