Universities in Western countries are making investments in India for research by establishing research centres and many more of such investments will come if India can improve its quality of research, said Dr.G.D.Yadav, Vice Chancellor, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai.
Dr. Yadav was inaugurating a National Seminar on Quality Sustenance in Research Publications at Sri Ramachandra University here today. India has a lot of advantages such as being a cost effective destination for research, with good English language skills and a large pool of skilled labour and India is putting up a tough competition with China and other countries. India should further step up research efforts to meet international competition based on ideas that are radically different which have relevance and practical utility to the society.
AdvertisementSpeaking on the occasion Dr.S.P.Thyagarajan, Pro Chancellor (Research), Sri Ramachandra University said serious researchers should adopt international bench marks. SRU he said has instituted best practices for quality evaluation and 78 percent of its publications are in index journals of international recognition that include New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Free Radical Research.
The National Seminar had nearly 300 faculty and Ph.D students from many states in India participating in the event.