The Far Left Ideology of TIFR – a la Nambi Narayanan story

Have the Left loonies completed the JNU-ification of a premier scientific research institution such as the TIFR?

The Far Left Ideology of TIFR - a la Nambi Narayanan story
The Far Left Ideology of TIFR - a la Nambi Narayanan story

The administration at HBCE, TIFR was constantly on the lookout for reasons to shut down the JSO program and harass the coordinator for his independent thinking and approaches

The left-leaning ideology of education institutes like Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is public knowledge. For the first time, PGurus gives you a peek into the politics at TIFR that acts, talks and walks like now infamous JNU, which is slowly coming to be recognised as a symbol of ‘congregation of breaking India forces.’

The TIFR story has been painstakingly researched from various documents and talking to multiple sources within the institute and outside faculty members of various universities and colleges, some of whom were closely linked to Science Olympiad, a global science competition. What has come out is that apart from its high-handed approach and discouraging treatment to faculty members who strive for bringing the best out of young science students, TIFR indulges in creating social activists rather than scientists and also promotes foreign nationals who criticise India’s nuclear technology.

Multiple organizations in the country can attend science sessions or events at HBSCE, TIFR and even when scores of left-leaning organisations were often encouraged at the institute

Institutions like TISS and TIFR fall under the Homi Bhabha National Institute that comes under Department of Atomic Energy, which in turn is directly looked after by the Prime Ministers Office (PMO). Yet, the dubious happenings in these institutions, activities of the ‘left’ leaning members largely go unnoticed by PMO. A questionnaire was sent to TIFR with a copy marked to the PMO but both did not respond. It is unlikely that the PMO, led by Narendra Modi, has a first-hand report of any of the vicious activities at TIFR. Read on…

An institute like TIFR is important as its key goal is to create many Nambi Narayanans by promoting equity and excellence in science and mathematics from primary school to undergraduate college level and encourage the growth of scientific literacy in the country. But is that really happening? Several incidents reveal TIFR was more interested in creating social activists and not scientists.

Senior members at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), the national institute of TIFR are planning to shut down Junior Science Olympiad (JSO), one of the most successful programs, which encouraged students below the age of 16 years to showcase their scientific knowledge, skills and talent on the international stage and compete with counterparts from other world countries.

K Subramaniam, the institute’s director, wrote to the other members declaring his intention of closing down JSO on recommendations of an expert committee in 2018. Neither the recommendations by the expert committee nor the emails of Subramaniam gave any specific reasons for the closure of JSO, which has been a feather in the cap for TIFR and could build India’s futures scientists. The program is supported by the board of research in nuclear science.

Discouraging India’s future Nambi Narayanans

One may recall how Nambi Narayanan, a senior Indian Space Research Organisation scientist, who was in charge of the most crucial cryogenic division and got a breakthrough in developing cryogenic engines in the early 1990s that could prepare India for higher space journey, was implicated under false charges of espionage by breaking India forces, mainly left-leaning administrative members and shunted out[1].

Like Narayanan, whose research was crucial to get India into the big league, Paresh K Joshi, a TIFR faculty whose role as the coordinator of JSO had put India on the world map for the achievement of TIFR students was shunted out on flimsy grounds, the source said.

The JSO event had the most successful stint between 2007 and 2018 under professor Joshi, who was its coordinator. Under him, JSO sent 75 students on the world stage and won 41 Gold, 33 Silver and 1 bronze medal. In the last 5 years, JSO saw an average of 5 Gold and 1 Silver medal. India ranked first in the medal tally on three occasions and managed to achieve a second place on other three occasions. The result was better than any other Olympiad handled by the institute.

Despite the stupendous success of India at the world stage, this flourishing coordinator was removed from his position for JSO after being declared ‘incompetent’ due to minor issues, multiple sources whom PGurus spoke to and who were involved with JSO said.

Simple mistakes in paper correction, which were not by Joshi but by his team members, were identified by senior few seniors in HBSCE, TIFR and he was replaced without giving any reason, the sources said.

What was it that went against Joshi? Faculty member associated with JSO told PGurus that there was a general unspoken rule in the institute that those linked to right-wing organisations should not be allowed to set their foot in the campus. There are talks that Joshi had once encouraged few students, who the senior institute members thought were linked to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), to participate in events. Senior Institute members had issued a closed-door warning to Joshi on the RSS subject but it was a common knowledge among many linked with JSO that Joshi was often targeted for his giving equal opportunities to all irrespective of their political leanings.

Multiple organizations in the country can attend science sessions or events at HBSCE, TIFR and even when scores of left-leaning organisations were often encouraged at the institute, but there is discrimination towards students who come from institutions with right-leaning ideology.

“The administration at HBCE, TIFR was constantly on the lookout for reasons to shut down the JSO program and harass the coordinator for his independent thinking and approaches. In absence of any complaints from any parent or teacher or students, issues were manufactured against Joshi, year after year, and even internal inquiry committees were set up against him. In 2018, some minor errors in the paper correction by Joshi’s team members were identified. Joshi was made to accept the moral responsibility for the fault of his team members and shunted out as JSO co-ordinator after being declared incompetent,” people part of the Olympiad movement said.

The new coordinator simply got back the entire team and kept Joshi out of JSO. The decision was simply declared as “administrative” in nature.

In a pure science institute, social workers and those with a strong connection to leftist trade unions, have been awarded the ‘Homi Bhabha Award in Science Education.’

Rewarding the left Eco-system

The fact that JSO is being shut in a non-transparent manner is evident by the procedures followed. None of the external members of the expert committee that was set-up for reviewing JSO had any exposure to Olympiad. As per sources, the information largely shared with the committee members as private instead of transparent public dissemination of data. Thus, resulting in a report and recommendations which suited only the ‘select few’. If one goes by the grading of the D.N.Sharma committee, the projects headed by the same ‘select few’ senior faculty, who were set up to judge JSO, got lower grades than most at TIFR.

PhD students with these select group of faculty have been around in the institute for more than 7 years, evenwhen most finish their PhD in 5 years in other research institutes in India. Most among these students do not get a good placement after their doctorates as they spend a good amount of their time in ‘social activism’ to the extent that one student has even participated in rally of a political party and has posted ‘anti’ national anthem on the youtube ( with background poster of Kanhaiya Kumar (who infamously shouted the Bharat Tere Tukade Honge at JNU campus),” the sources said. The youtube link can be checked.

There are rumors that in interviews and meetings the “senior faculty” tends to decide contrary to the majority vote/opinion, thus completely destroying democratic principles and transparency. It is also a known fact that the chairperson of such committees votes before other members thus influencing the decision in their favour. The practice is prevalent to the extent that an ultra left wing youngster rejected by most faculty was nearly admitted as a student despite stiff opposition against her induction.

The background for this instance is that the latest addition to faculty is a person who was arrested in the famous Rohith Vemula case at Hyderabad University and this student too was at Hyderabad University during her undergraduate studies.

Faculty members spent a lot of time criticizing government policies rather than science education. Many faculty are involved in pure social issues which have no connection to science education, the core mandate of TIFR. You can check at


Lot of them are also closely associated with a leftist activity called “curiosity circle” whose activities can be clearly seen in Curiosity Circle Blog Where people like Ram Puniyani are regular invitees.

The spiritual influence that Christianity had on Freire’s philosophy is no secret to the world. Currently, Haydock is a Senior Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, TISS, Mumbai.

Awards to unionists

In a pure science institute, social workers and those with a strong connection to leftist trade unions, have been awarded the ‘Homi Bhabha Award in Science Education.’

In 2018 the award was given to Anil Sadagopal, who is known social activist for education, a member, presidium, All India Forum for Right to Education, and former dean-faculty of education Delhi University.

Sadagopal has been a known RSS basher and more of a social scientist and supporter of another ‘breaking India activist Medha Patkar.’ In 2016, TIFR awarded Vivek Monterio, who secretary for Center of India Trade Unions, which describes itself as indulging in bringing about fundamental ‘social and political change’ for establishing a ‘socialist society’ where people are more important than profits. Really? What has this got to do with science and invention? Is this not the TIFR creating pure social activists as role models to young students by awarding such people?

Compare this with TIFR’s 2006 award to Prof. Bakhtaver S. Mahajan, one of the global experts on genetic technology and one can know the real difference between a social activist and a pure scientist. Others awarded earlier by TIFR included people like professor V.G. Gambhir in 2008, who devoted his life to science education and was hugely popular amongst students/teachers.

In the year 2010 or 2011, a faculty member complained to internal vigilance department about a Professor (who was earlier forced to leave another premier institute on suspicious causes) of financial impropriety. Instead of investigating the matter, the director at that time wrote a letter to the complainant, stating why he should not write such complaints, with a copy to the alleged accused professor. It was a common gossip at the institute as to how this professor was manipulative in his affairs, especially finances.

The journal publications are very few in number and the ‘good quality’ journals are defined as the ones where HBCSE members publish more often.

When it comes to giving promotions to faculty members, people with very little academic research output are promoted but others are questioned for years before their cases are discussed. Even in the case of promotions of non-academic matters, people who take more leave (within legal limits) have their promotions delayed. Why should HBSCE, TIFR, which survives on public finances not undergo a complete audit by the government? Institutions like TIFR are have gone unchecked for long.

The foreign hand

Karen Haydock, originally a US national, who has served on many NGOs fighting social causes managed to get entry into TIFR as a faculty at the age of 58. She started objecting to an idol of “Maa Saraswati,” the Indian Goddess and a symbol of knowledge and education, that was installed at TIFR premises. She objected to Dussehra Puja being held in the institute. She also contributed to a book which was against the nuclear policy of India titled “Technology From Hell” and her contribution was glorified by TIFR in way of publishing it in the annual report of TIFR on page 255 of the year 2011 or 2012. Hope the PMO takes action as this is a serious matter when a foreign national enters India’s premium science institute and tries to degrade the country’s nuclear program.

“Is it legal to erect a religious idol in the premises of HBCSE? If so, can anyone do it for any religion? And what we do about a religion that does not believe in idols? Hydock wrote in an email to a senior member seeking the removal of Maa Saraswati idol.

In another email, where she was describing the required qualifications for TIFR director, to one Jayashree Ramadas, Haydock wrote:

“Someone who is not a Hindu fundamentalist – having been a professional (social or natural) scientist will be helpful. A social scientist may be preferred over a natural scientist. Someone who has a Freirean framework”

Haydock in her emails has even argued against allowing ‘Brahmins’ to set their foot, even to teach, as TIFR.

In Haydock’s view Maa Saraswati Idol in an educational institute is intolerable and a director, who is not a natural scientist but a “social activist” is more suitable.

Freirean Framework is a reference to the work of Brazilian educationalist who died in 1997. Marxism and Christianity are the key ideas that contributed to the development of Freire’s philosophy. The spiritual influence that Christianity had on Freire’s philosophy is no secret to the world. Currently, Haydock is a Senior Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, TISS, Mumbai.

In Such a scenario the plight of pure science education and cancer of “Left ideology” that prevails in the country’s premium “science educational institutes” can be well understood.


[1] CBI closure report on ISRO Spy case blames IB officials for spoiling the career of top scientistsAug 30, 2016,

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  1. No ponit in writing to PMO. The current PM is on a muslim appeasement drive.
    Don’t waste time writing to PMO. No actions will be taken.

  2. And this White beggar who slithered in India, as pauper vagabond White skinned bloodthirsty namtodes also want to survive, dares to set rules in INDIA, against Barhmins, what Galls, she should be made to understand HARD way that our Netaji and before That 1857, Heathen and brown who kicked the white asses so hard that the savages fled India and it led the way for Vietnam, and other countries No ciivilization, except Chinese and Hindu survives the Vicious Barbarian, savage xtian and WHITES, they wrough destruction wherever they set foot (The evil Satans shadow has destroyed Kerala so called God’s (Meaning Devil as Xtianity and its bstd progeny Communism are masters in Doublespeak. ROL is Loving GENOCIDE and DERANGEMENT, Russian War Ministry was called Ministry of Love) own country to Devils. 1857 Traitors and slaves, formed Cong to help them out, 1945 White Racists had no guts

  3. HERE COMES ANOTHER XTIAN FANATIC BIGOT FILTH, AND THESE BLOODY CONDOM CAPPED WHITE SUPREMACIST SLAVES PORTUGUESE SYRIAN DEMONS, genocidal maniacs, worshipping a Bloodthirsty bigoted Satan whose historicity has been destroyed by Theologians themselves, so much so that since 1914 a Anti Modernist oath has to be taken by the barbarian cathocannibals . The real foreign filth

  4. I did my PhD in one of the DAE institutes and I can assure you that this (what is described in this article) is par for the course in all DAE institutions as well as IISc. Not so stark in IISc because the institute has a large engg. faculty which is often not far-left. Nothing much can be done explicitly because this ecosystem was built assiduously since Independence.

    If you ask “can something be done at all?”, then the answer is yes. Make the tenure system rigorous (including evaluations from peers abroad, and successful grant applications – see below). Don’t provide financial assistance (be they research associateships, post docs, even faculty promotions) as a matter of routine. Instead, make these fellows work and compete for it by granting financial assistance for successful research proposals. This is a model followed almost universally in the scientific community; for example, in the US, science faculty in the Universities compete for NSF (Natl. Science Foundation) grants and a faculty member’s “success” as well as his/her chance of being tenured is strongly correlated with how successful s/he has been in getting these grants. In central labs (Illinois, Brookhaven etc.), faculty compete for grants given by the US DOE (Dept. of Energy). Having seen these systems (as a student in India, a post doc in Europe and a faculty member in the US) first hand, I can assure you that in the US and in Europe, most scientists have very little time for “activism” (notwithstanding the occasional letter to the NYT bitching about Trump).

  5. It is also necessary to check international partners of the TIFR and TISS. These institutes share the data of indian nationals and government employees with these partners. Their partners have close collaboration with MNCs such as Microsoft, IBM, CGI, Intel, SAP etc with their Indian counter parts. All these nexus makes the profile of the Government employees and their family members. When these companies want to make the Government of India’s policy in their favour they are using these profiles to corrupt them and shut others mouth against wrong doing. So GoI has to look into the making International partners by Indian educational institutes through educational policy amendment or development.

    • What a moronic comment. Don’t misuse the platform for abuse. If you have facts to rebut, do so. Otherwise, stay away.

    • Atleast NOT pig urine drinkers and pigshit eaters like Islamist PIG like you. AND OFFCOURSE we are PROUD Sanghis, YOU Taimurwadis, AIYESHAWADIS C’MON say Hindus. Child rapists, child killers, mass murderers, women slave traders, savages, cowards who blow children, by remote controlled bombs in the name of barbaric death cult. Human blood drinkers, draculas. UNINVITED LEFTOVERS OF PARTITION, Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims.
      and yes SANGHI because a SANGHI is a product of cultured Indian families whose generations are traceable to family tree of FAMILY
      ANOTHER IS FIRANGIS ALSO CALLED SECULARS, who know their mothers but even their mothers do not know their fathers, and also mothers mother and fathers father are unknown. Products of Unknown spermFDI, mostly from White skinned or Arab pigshit eaters.
      HEY YOU ARE DONKEY urine drinkers no? as some medieval illiterate went to heaven on a donkey. ASS URINE DRINKER

  6. It is not unexpected. There are several instances where the faculty members at TIFR do a lot of flip-flop. One recent instance which I brought to the notice to some people is the case of a faculty at ICTS, TIFR, Bengaluru and writes against the govertment’s Nuclear policies. I understand that individual scientist can have any view. However, TIFR is directly under DAE which is under PM! The webpage has these articles:

    The person does not mention in the recent article that he is working at ICTS!

  7. My son had done his intern in TIFR before he left for US. This place smells of infiltration from the Mao culture. TIFR and TISS is no more a premium institute it has become a hub for political activism. Gaganyan guys be careful

  8. How dare this White skinned, Christian Racist, Fascist, Klannist, deranged,demented follower of the barbaric , bloodthirsty ideology of white supremacist fascism called Xtianity and its devil son Jesus who has drunk the blood of 21 billion people, 99.9999% blacks, browns, Hindus, Chinese, heathens, Maoris, are even allowed to step foot ion TIFR. TATA INSTITUTE, ok Parsis are known pimps of the white skins and a community of 50000 Iranians now, 15000 in Brit times have 65 OBEs among them
    HOW DARE THESE FANATIC SAVAGE RACIST NAZIS DARE TALK ABOUT BRAHMINS, WHO EVEN NOW SHOOT BLACKS IN UNITED SNAKES, FOR JUST TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS, WHERE BLACKS AND BROWNS STILL are enslaved and kept in chains and made to work brutally out. AND IS ROSSI D’SOUZA ANY LEFTIST.??.HE IS A PORTUGUESE CHRISTIAN, the barbaric savages who implemented the most barbaric Inquisition against brown heathens for their bloodthirst demonic God.
    iTS ALL RESULT OF THAT ITALIAN WHIYTE VATICAN WHITE NAZI CONQUISTADOR IN INDIA, SONIA MAINO A XTIAN FANATIC..CIA AND PRIOR TO THAT KGB SAT RIGHT AT THE TOP…SONIA AND FAMILY NEED TO BE KILLED AND THESE WHITE SAVAGES THROWN OUT OF INDIA..India faces a mortal danger NOT from Islamic terror (which is Christian-CIA-Vatican conquistador paid terror) BUT FROM XTIAN CONQUISTADOR BARBARIAN, which is at the heart and soul of all Naxalism, terrorism, crime, Break India, Rapes, child killing, NAXALISM Communism is nothing but Church conquistador, Coratesism, Draculaism vide Marx.
    The ONLY BLOODY OBSTACLE IN RISE OF ANTI WHITE FASCIST SLAVEISM, CALLED PADRISM AND WPORLD PEACE IS IRONICALLY THE CAPTURE OF CHINA BY THE XTIAN BARBARIAN COMMUNISM. Otherwise a DHARMIC Bulwark , CHINA-INDIA-SE ASIA BUDDHIST-TAOIST-HINDU- OR REAL SPIRITUAL RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION could have been created against the BLOODTHIRSTY RACIST WHITE/WAHABBI SUPREMACIST DEATH CULTS. With Japan as preferred investment and trading partner. The largest market controlled by this block would have send the shivers down the spine of this Most bigoted fascist Racist nation, leader of bloodthirsty wretched, vile , genocidal , lunatic, despicable, abhorrent satanic ideology of slavery, imperialism, white racism, klannism called Xtianity. Christian are lunatic satanic bloodthirsty savages who cannot co exist with any cultured, gentle civilized people, specially White

  9. Current govt. is pussy footing and over looking as the leader is clearly focused towards becoming Gandhi V.2.0..That is what people will get when they push people to very high pedestal more on expectation rather on what they actually have done.The headline seekers are experts in smokescreen and make believe.Just study their actions not taken in by their words.Hindus are uniting on common causes but they should also learn to elect leaders of substance not taken in by words.If they don’t do,they will end up getting karuppu kannaadis as netas.

  10. All these days I believed TATA’s are main contributor for the Nation building. Through this article came to know other side of TATA’s. Also I was confused why Sway targets TATA’s. Now I got slight clarity.

    • You are WRONG if you think TATA’s OR ANY PARSI-IRANIAN RACIST is ANY contributor to Nation Building. Just because the CHRISTIAN-ISLAMIST barbarian, Private Corporate media controlled by the genetic bloodthirsty beastly Xtians and their eternal gutter slaves, the INFILTRATORS ILLEGALS, of 47, 71 and even before that
      1, It is heard that these Parsis, like other so called refugees/traders/invaders from 6th , 7th century, like the syrians, Portuguese, came to India to save their Iranian Zoroastrian asses from Islamic hordes, because unlike Hindu warriors these cowards fell like 9 pins before the hordes. They promised to be like sugar in milk, coming in 12th 13th century but truth is entirely different
      2. Even today they number 50000, and are SUPER RICH controlling 60% of India’s wealth, while we native Indians are poor, they became TATAs, Premjis, Godrejs, Biocons, Wadias,… EXPLOITING INDIAN RESOURCES AND MARKETS, and how., because of their connivance with the barbarian white Xtian NAZI DNA conquistador Coarteswadis and before that Taimurwadis
      3. Today they are 50000 while in Brit and Mughal time no more than 5000-10000 yet they HAVE 65 OBEs (Order of British Empire) among them
      4. The Govt prosecuter and judges, among the jury which hanged Bhagat Singh and ordered the caning and incarceration of 16 year old Chandra Shekhar Azad were all Parsis
      5, The mother and wife of Mohd Ali Jinnah are Parsis. They divided India
      6. TATA thru HAWALA is a BIG financier of Islamic-Naxal terror in India which is nothing but Xtian terror and its Supari terror. 13000 Hindus lost their lives and 1 million forced out of the Christian Supremacist Apartheid states of NE thru this finance and now Sonia controlled Church Killers- ISLAMIC-COMMIE terror is thru TATAs and Godrejs. (Watch Dr Swamy, General Bakshi videos on Youtube where he exposes this network.
      7. These Racist Thugs DO NOT ALLOW Brown heathens, just like segregated “churches”in White countries still do not allow Blacks and brown Xtians, inside their Fire temples. Hindus are called filthy masses by these White beak nosed Parsis, proud of their Brits DNA ed White skin, welcome any white skin Xtian inside these. The White skinned Apartheid learned from their White RACIST (every white, even its prd bsd is a Nazi).
      8. They are minuscule and richest, due to their ass licking the White christian barbarian beast, the Brits gave them the ZAMINDARIS and made them ZAMINDARS OF INDIA, which Nehru or the Commie pigs never touched, After Indian Govt, the Catholic Church and then these Parsis OWN INDIA, while we natives are still poor. The so called left (Church genocidal maniacs with a different name, just like civilizers upto WW II) christian dements never touch Church or Parsi property. Adnani, Ambani is shouted as they are Indian natives and DID NOT MARRY WHITE SKINNED RACISTS but never these
      9. Though miniscule and super rich Hindus never touched them, but first to shout Intolerance were these Godrej, TATAs and Majumdar Shaws, whose filthy riches are due to native Indian market and NOT DUE to any market in their beloved white skinned SLAVETRADER countries or IRAN. they are welcome to leave India for their motherland Iran or beloved ITALY if they find Intolerance here
      11. THE one who eagerly picked up a PIL, planted by another unknown white skin spermFDI pakipanjabi Sibal, the genetic lumpen verin of 47 FOR XTIANS and FRONT ANOTHER PARSI SORAB and a White skinned Xtian vagabond DREZE from the land of butcher of blacks Leopald because the TROJANS of Vatican led by Italian find the Sanskrit “TAMSO MAA JYOTIRGAMAYA, against “SECULARISM”backed by Church subversives Commies, Xtian bigot , white supremacists slaves, with Hindu naes IS F.W. NARIMAN, same Iranian Racist thug WHO refused to entertain the plea of Kashmiri PANDITS but eagerly ordered a stop to ROHINGYA deportation
      10. Another called HOMI BHABHA another of these pitvipers. IS RACIALLY PROFILING HINDUS IN SERVICE OF WHITE KLANNIST, CHURCHILLIAN BUTCHER MASTERS IN UK (Same happened to Jews, First Media vilification with subversives and collaborators against Jews, then racial profiling and finally the Gas Chambers for the Jews)
      Wake up and be clear. Till Hindus Militarize and become aggressive NOBODY is your friend. Ironically, the war of Hindus and Muslims is same. To save their culture, religion, way of LIFE from the White skinned , Intolerant, bloodthirsty Xtian genocidal deranged maniac, Mullas have been bought by Vatican evil Satan and the Commies, by money, women, drugs and they are dragging the Muslims to their extinction, using them as fodder in Asia and Africa, SO THAT THEY CAN USE THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS in name of Bloodthirsty hell God

  11. The left and the far left frame of mind to pollute and corrupt the educational institutions through fabrications, deceptions, lies and propaganda are very well recognized in the American academia, especially in many department of social sciences, political sciences and arts.
    So, I am not surprised for this case. I hope that people of wisdom will look into it, and take the corrective measures.
    Thanks for bringing out this in public.


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