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Dragon’s decade: China leapfrogs India in research

09 September 2012

NEW DELHI: India’s science research activity has slipped to a fourth of China’s over just the past decade in a dramatic decline that suggests that repeated government promises to focus on research are yet to shows results. New analysis of comparative science research, that takes into account both quality and quantity, shows that India led China till as recently as 2002. But while Delhi has almost stagnated since then, Beijing has leapfrogged ahead, its research activity four times that of India.

The analysis by Dr Gangan Prathap, director of the National Institute for Science Communication and Information Resources — India’s apex agency for science research evaluation — is published in the latest issue of Current Science, the country’s top science journal…..

Read more: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Dragon-s-decade-China-leapfrogs-India-in-research/Article1-927169.aspx

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Written by csirindia

September 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Posted in NISCAIR

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