DR. RAJU M. MATHEW : KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWMATICS-- MY STRUGGLE FOR 30 YEARS-- A BIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT
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This biographical account for the sake of Knowledge will be beneficial for the young researchers on Knowmatics and Knowledge Industries. Conducting original research in a developing country like ...
This biographical account for the sake of Knowledge will be beneficial for the young researchers on Knowmatics and Knowledge Industries. Conducting original research in a developing country like India, especially in the traditionally molded mindset of Kerala, is a challenging task. It is more challenging in convincing people around me, though the best brains like Prof. A. I. Mikhalove, father of Informatics and Prof. Abdul Salam the Nobel Laureate in Physics were there to appreciate my work. Prof. Mikhalove even nominated me as the youngest member for the 12-member FID Committee on Research on the theoretical basis of Information Science in 1983. Prof. Abdul Salam nominated my paper as the official document for reference for the World Conference on Strategies and Policies for Informatics for Development held at Rome in 1984. I was even offered very big amount to set up a Third World Center of Informatics for Development at Kerala , financed jointly by the UN and UNESCO through Intergovernmental Bureau for Informatics, Rome. I could not take up the Project for the negative stand of the Calicut University.
I had to fight a lot for the cause of my research at Calicut University where everybody looked upon me like a dangerous man, for I had been going deep in the secret of Knowledge.
My greatest support was my late wife, Dr. Santhamma Professor of Education, Calicut University. I got support from unexpected sources, including Mr. E.M.S. Nampoothiripad and Mr. E.K. Nayanar ,the two late Marxist Chief Ministers of Kerala, besides Mr. Rajive Gandhi, the late Prime Minister of India, though both the left and the right teachers associations of Calicut University (ACT and CUTA) were deadly against my work.
After leaving Calicut University in 2005, I could concentrate more on my research on Knowledge and Knowmatics. For making a major contribution, one has to face so many hurdles and personal losses, though fighting for a cause is thrilling. Now the international community has come forward to appreciate my works on Knowledge, Knowmatics, Knowledge Industry. My LinkedIn connections have extended almost all countries.
I wish that the world will make use of my works within ten years. Empowering everybody with Knowledge and developing a Unified Common System of Knowledge for making Knowledge Accessible to All are my dreams.
As an Economist, I have been fascinated in applying Economic theories or principles in Knowledge, though intangible. In 1984, I formulated Two Theories of Knowledge Consumption-Production that became the basis of Knowmatics. Explains the birth of Knowmatics, its practical business applications in Kerala, Possibilities of Kerala in Knowledge Industries have been examined Background stories have also been given starting from 1981 in which some of the players are. EMS, E. K. Nayanar, A.I. Mikhalove,K. R. Gowari,
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