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First Modi budget spells austerity for Indian science

First Modi budget spells austerity for Indian science | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Funding drops in real terms, but researchers hopeful things will improve. 

The Indian government's first budget has not delivered the good days, or achhe din, promised by new prime minister Narendra Modi. A below-inflation funding increase has disappointed scientists, but many are optimistic that the government will come up with the funds eventually. (...) by K.S. Jayaraman, Nature, 11 July 2014

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India boosts budget for science, innovation, crops

India boosts budget for science, innovation, crops | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Despite economic constraints India has boosted budgetary allocation for the science sectors.

[NEW DELHI] India has hiked funds for its ministry of science and technology by 20 per cent in its 2013-14 annual budget, with major initiatives in the agriculture sector and support for grassroots innovations.(...)  - SciDev.Net, by

T. V. Padma,  1 mars 2013

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Hundreds of business, engineering institutions closes

Hundreds of business, engineering institutions closes | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Lack of quality teaching, absence of industry collaborations, a slowing economic growth rate and excess supply have forced the closure of hundreds of management and engineering institutions in India over the past few years, an industry study has revealed. (...) - University World New, by Alya Mishra, 23 February 2013 Issue No:260

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India: Research-linked appraisal for appointments is scrapped

India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) has done away with a mandatory requirement for universities to select and promote academics based solely on a performance index that includes scores for research publications and attracting research grants. The decision will affect more than a million university and college lecturers.(...) - University World News, by Alya Mishra, 02 February 2013 Issue No:257

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New science policy to upgrade research and collaboration

With its promise of generating employment and addressing major national challenges of energy and food security, the environment, nutrition and affordable healthcare, scientific innovation will be the focus of the new science, technology and innovation (STI) policy announced by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last week.(...)  - University World News, by Alya Mishra, 06 January 2013, Issue No:253

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Canada: Country could do more to attract Indian students

The past decade has seen Canada’s intake of international students increase by 75%. Perhaps even more impressively, the number of students from India – one of the world’s largest sources of international students – has jumped 220% since 2008.

All of these ‘good news’ items appeared in A World of Learning: Canada’s performance and potential in international education 2012, released by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) on 5 November, in conjunction with its 46th annual conference.(...) - University World News, by Patrick McDonagh, 08 November 2012, Issue No:247

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Indian students want international recognition, not UK working visas

Indian students want international recognition, not UK working visas | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The drop in Indian students in the UK is more than a policy issue, says Richard Everitt – universities must wise up.

Working in India as I do, the thing that strikes me most about students I talk to is their drive, dedication and their ambition to succeed. Indian students maintain a difficult balance between young, forward-thinking individualism and observing the more traditional social normsof strict family and generational structures. This is reinforced by many state institutions which are largely out of sync with the volume and needs of young people, especially women. (...) - by Richard Everitt, The Guardian, 23 January 2014

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World-class research on the rise in Brazil, Asia – Report

World-class research on the rise in Brazil, Asia – Report | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Emerging economies such as the BRICs – Brazil, Russia, India and China – and South Korea have been catching up with the West and Japan in research and development spending for some years, and their research ‘portfolios’ are showing significant areas of world-class excellence, according to a new report by Thomson Reuters. (...) - University World News, by Yojana Sharma, 27 February 2013, Issue No:261

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[India] ‘Higher education sector faces leadership crunch’

The higher education sector is facing shortage of capable leaders, says a survey on ‘The Leadership Challenges Faced by the Indian Higher Education System’. According to 92 per cent of respondents, this trend is expected to continue till 2020. (...) - Deccan Herald, Feb 14, 2013

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'Fund Indian universities for excellence – not research institutes'

'Fund Indian universities for excellence – not research institutes' | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

India's policy of concentrating scientific research in specialised institutes has deprived the university system of top talent and funding. (...) - - SciDev.Net, by

Archita Bhatta,  8 janvier 2013

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India Unveils Ambitious Science Policy

KOLKATA, INDIA—The Indian government today adopted a new science, technology, and innovation policy that calls for doubling the investment in science in the next 5 years and establishing India among the top five nations in output of scientific publications by the end of the decade. The initiative differs from a similar announcement a decade ago in that it emphasizes innovation but does not specify bold new actions.(...) - ScienceInsider, by Pallava Bagla on 3 January 2013

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