Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh asks for India’s first National Science and Technology Research University on Monday.
The department of Science and Technology should make efforts to set up the first National Science and Technology Research University by leveraging the research strength of its autonomous institution, the Union minister said yesterday. Addressing the scientists and officers at the Technology Bhawan, Singh said that the country today is third in global rankings in terms of research publications.
Also, Union and Technology minister said, it is globally number nine in the quality of research publications in the world’s reputed and recognized scientific journals.
Even though, he said, India’s global ranking in the quality of research papers has improved from 14 to 9, concerted efforts should be made to bring the country among the top five by the time it celebrates 75 years of its independence.
Singh also referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special focus on Science and Technology.