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.
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.
Speaking 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
National Seminar had nearly 300 faculty
and Ph.D students from many states in India participating in the event.