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Indian translation pipeline in patent need of overhaul

31 July 2018

Virat Markandeya

Report recommends removing obstacles to the conversion of scientific research into products and services. 

India’s pick of institutions for prestige list draws fire

18 July 2018

T.V. Padma

One of them does not yet exist.

India struggles to select 20 elite universities

3 July 2018

T.V. Padma

Two years since the Institutions of Eminence project was announced, none have been selected.

Indian university rankings inherently inconsistent

9 April 2018

Thomas Manuel

Anomalies in the third national assessment of Indian institutions intensify criticisms of linking the exercise to funding.

India's misfire on predatory publishing hits open access

5 December 2017

T.V. Padma

In trying to thwart predators, the government is penalizing researchers who publish in genuine open-access journals.

China leads BRICS university rankings

23 November 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

7 out of the top 10 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2018 are in the east-Asian nation.