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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.

India culls 4,305 dubious journals from approved list

3 May 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

The higher-education advisory agency is cleaning up its registry of approved journals, but academics say the list should be abolished.

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.