Category: Further Education

Special Facilities to Women for Research Work

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed that it has initiated several measures to promote enrolment of women in Ph.D and M.Phil. courses. The measures include lying down provisions in the UGC (Minimum standards and procedure for award of MPhil/Ph.D. for relaxing the maximum duration for completion of Ph.D or MPhil. by women candidates for a further two years and one year, respectively; allowing transfer of research data in case of relocation of an M.Phil/Ph.D woman scholar due to marriage or otherwise; and allowing women candidates maternity leave/child-care leave once in the entire duration of M.Phil./Ph.D for up to 240 days. The regulations are at http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2016/170577.pdf

The UGC has further informed that it provides grants to seven Universities and Deemed to be Universities, set up exclusively for women, engaged in teaching and research activities in the country. These universities are namely: (i) Sri Padmavati Mahila Vishwavidyalayam, Andhra Pradesh; (ii) Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Haryana; (iii) Karnataka State Women University, Karnataka; (iv) Smt. Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University, Mumbai; (v) Mother Teresa Women's University, Tamil Nadu; (vi) Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan; and (vii) Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women, Tamil Nadu.

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Steps Taken to Promote Educational Development and Research

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has implemented a number of Joint Research Programmes between higher education institutions in India and foreign education institutions. Presently, 144 foreign educational institutions are involved in collaborative Joint Research Programmes. The number of foreign institutions involved in research and academic collaboration with Indian institutions (Programme/Country-wise) is as follows:-

Indo-US 21st Century Knowledge Initiative 32

UGC-UKIERI Thematic Partnerships 60

Indo-Norway Joint Research Programme 13

Indo-Newzeland Joint Research Programme 07

Indo-Israel Joint Research Programme 32

Total 144

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Promotion of Research

The National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005 prescribes that learners should be provided with the opportunity to question, enquire, debate, reflect, explore, learn by doing as well as problem solving and critical thinki ...

International Research Publications

The Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET), an Inter University Centre (IUC) under the University Grants Commission (UGC) has reported that the year-wise contribution, from 2010 to 2014, by Indian Institutions in high quality publications indexed in Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index, also indexed on the Web of Science (WoS), is as follows:

Year

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Total

(2010-2014)

Number of Publications

48163

52448

55538

61206

65198

282553

The INFLIBNET has further informed that as per the data of Indian publications on the Indian Citation Index, also indexed on the WoS, 58.26% of Articles are published in International Journals and 41.74% in Indian Journals. This comparision, however, does not take into account those journals that fail to make to the Indian Citation Index or the WoS.

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