Problem of Research Quality in India: An Analysis and suggestions for Sensitisation
Author(s): Suresh Makkar
Abstract: In the light of presentrnera of global knowledge economy, author has analysed problems related tornresearch entrepreneur in India. Paper starts with elaborating present state ofrnaffairs regarding research in higher education in India. Then author shifts itsrnfocus to pointing out various hurdles in the path of quantity and quality ofrnresearch in this country. Majority of the problems are related to attitudinalrnproblems besides role of governments, research agencies and institutionalrnbureaucracy. Finally some suggestions have been put forward on in respect ofrnobservations made in the first half of the paper. Theses suggestions are notrnexhaustive by any mean, rather just a sensitisation and humble effort tornimprove the gloomy situation. Paper ends on encouraging note that Indians andrnIndian institutions have enough potential of doing quality research only willrnis needed to put things in to action. This potential needs to be channelizedrnand utilized for making India a knowledge hub. Young students are required to berntrained and guided to adopt culture of research what ever is the subject ofrnstudy. Once it is done we can hope in future a generation of citizens fullyrnembracing knowledge economy.