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Major improvements in India’s research performance in Science and Technology

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New Delhi: India’s research performance in Science and Technology has improved significantly over the past years. Citing Elsevier Report 2016 based on SCOPUS database, Mr Y.S. Chowdary, Minister of State for the Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, said in a written reply to a Question in Rajya Sabha today (4 Aug 2016).

Further, the Minister, in his reply, stated that the scholarly output in the field of science and technology has grown at a rate of 13.9% as against the world average growth rate of 4.1% during 2009-13. India has also seen strong performance in citation impact in scientific research.

India’s global citation impact in scientific research has increased to 0.75 during 2009-13 from 0.68 during 2006-10, whereas World average citation impact stands at 1.0. India’s scholarly output increased to 106,065 papers in 2013 from 62,955 papers in 2009, the minister informed.

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