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Published on:March 2020
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2020; 54(2):223-224
Editorial | doi:10.5530/ijper.54.2.26

Curiosity-Driven Science and Indian Academia

Authors and affiliation (s):

S.K. Kulkarni

Professor Emeritus, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA.


In recent years, institutions and Universities are ranked both nationally and internationally based on multiple criteria, academics, research outputs, infrastructure, student enrolments etc. Unfortunately, none of the Indian Universities are ranked globally in the first 200-250 Universities. There is only one institution of worth mentioning, the Bengaluru-based Indian Institute Science (IISc). It figures in the brackets of 250 to 350. The other institutes which make the list in the bracket up to 500 are some of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and one or two other national Universities. India has nearly 900 plus Universities, roughly 400 state Universities, 50 central Universities, remaining deemed to be and private Universities. Besides, there are Institutions of national importance, private medical and engineering Universities. Indian Universities are also not ranked very high amongst Asian Universities. They are always far behind Chinese, Japanese, Singapore or Taiwanese Universities.



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