Long Way to Go for India to Boost PhDs: AICTE Chairman

Dushyant Vanaik updated on : 26 Dec 2016
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AICTE Chairman says there is a long way to go for India in boosting research scholars. Read further to know more.

Long Way to go for India to Boost PhDs

AICTE Chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe said on Saturday at the annual convocation of Jadhavpur University, Kolkata, that even though there has been a jump in numbers in the last decade or so, India has still a long way to go in order to boost the number of research scholars.

He said that in 2015, India produced 21, 830 PhDs while there are 117, 301 currently pursuing their PhDs. And although the numbers have increased tremendously in the last decade, India still has a long way to go.

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) chief batted for building strong and world-class graduate schools leading to research.

Sahasrabudhe mentioned that India has to develop a strategy to enhance the quality in all the institutes and create competition. He added that we need to consistently challenge ourselves and devise models of excellence in education. This will help at least 10-20 institutes to appear in the top 100 global universities.

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