Combined university research output less than Cambridge

All the central universities in India put together have a lesser research output than either of the world's top two ranking universities – Cambridge and Stanford – according to a study that paints a dismal picture of the state of scientific research in the country, reports the Press Trust of India.

Researchers said that unsuitable research infrastructure, inappropriate funding and lesser incentives for research are some of the reasons behind the poor performance of the Indian institutions.

Scientists evaluated the research performance of 39 central universities in India on various parameters including total publications, total citations and number of publications with international collaborators. They compared the parameters with that of the two top ranking world universities, namely the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and Stanford University in the United States.
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