Union Government sets up Committee for evaluation of research and rankings

In the wake of India’s low performance in the rankings of higher educational institutions in world, the Union Government of India formed a committee under the chairmanship of K. Vijay Raghavan, Secretary of Department of Biotechnology for evaluation of research and rankings by promoting healthy competition among institutions, departments and individual researchers.

What would the committee on evaluation of research and rankings do?

The committee will review the current funding of research and it will also devise a strategy for selective approach in allocation of funds to academic institutions to encourage research. It will also ensure that some of the institutions reach the global benchmarks in research.



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