December 4, 2023


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Social science analysis more than doubled in five years, suggests education and learning ministry

NEW DELHI: The Union training ministry explained on Friday that social science study in the place has witnessed sizeable enhancement involving 2015 and 2020 and research publication has absent up by 140% for the duration of the period of time.

India’s social science publications have risen from 10,500 in calendar year 2015 to 25,811 by Oct 2020, the training ministry advised the Parliament on Friday and included that 1,119 crore has been released in the previous 5 yrs for social science analysis.

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“The social science exploration in the country has proven considerable advancement for the duration of the final 5 years. As per the international databases [of peer-reviewed literature] of SCOPUS, India stands at 1st place amongst South Asian international locations and at 8th rank at international stage in social science study,” the ministry explained in a created reply.

Even further, to guidance the social science exploration in the higher instructional institutions and to help investigation to guideline policy earning, a scheme titled Impactful Coverage Research in Social Science (IMPRESS) has been released, the ministry said. The College Grants Commission (UGC) has also released the Plan for Trans-disciplinary Exploration for India’s Developing Economic system, or STRIDE, which also, inter-alia, aims to empower analysis and improvement and major enhancement in social science investigation in the place.

“Various strategies are getting carried out by the ministry of education and learning for promoting exploration in the social sciences by way of its exploration councils like Indian Council of Social Science Investigate (ICSSR), Delhi, Indian Council Of Historic Analysis (ICHR), Delhi and Indian Council of Philosophical Study (ICPR), Delhi, and so on. for which 1,119.31 crore have been launched for the duration of 2015-16 to 2019- 20,” the ministry included.

In India, social science investigate and publications were not a conversing point due to the fact the figures were being minimal earlier and the target was largely on investigation in the domains of science and know-how, and engineering. The change in direction of multidisciplinary schooling and the New Training Policy’s emphasis on detailed and liberal instruction may perhaps give additional force to social science investigation and publications.

Having said that, the ministry mentioned that it is now not taking into consideration any proposal “for institution of any new social science establishment in the country.

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