India has launched a new initiative to collect and analyse research from across academia and other disciplines to improve quality of knowledge.
The project aims to boost the efficiency and competitiveness of research and to generate new ideas and products in fields such as social science, social engineering and human resource management.
The initiative is the latest step in an ongoing effort to promote research and innovation, which has seen a dramatic shift in recent years.
In the past, the government has sought to bring together universities and other research institutions with government and industry partners to share best practices.
Now, it is looking to attract the best researchers and students from across the country, said Shobha Bhatia, secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
India has a large academic research community and is now trying to leverage the expertise of the country’s top universities to boost productivity.
The government hopes the initiative will bring a new focus on quality in the field of research, Bhatian said.
The idea is to create a platform for students to collaborate in collaboration with academics, according to a press release issued by the government.
“This is part of a larger drive to empower our students and help them in their research and teaching,” said Naseem Khanna, professor and chairperson of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, and a member of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), a premier research institution in the country.
India is also working on ways to bring students and academics together across disciplines to help the country improve its research productivity.
For instance, the country has launched an initiative called Innovative Research for Excellence, which aims to streamline research and improve the quality of research output.
India was ranked fourth in the world in research output per capita last year, behind the United States, Germany and France.
The country has also attracted a lot of international attention, including at the UN climate talks, where leaders pledged to help India meet the targets of reducing its emissions by 30% to 40% by 2030.
The plan will focus on creating a platform to engage with scholars across disciplines, said Bhaty, who is also chairperson, Indian Institute for Science (IIAS), a top research institution.
The goal is to attract top researchers from across India, he added.
“The government wants to attract more researchers from other countries and other fields,” Bhati said.