Scientometrics

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 393–421 | Cite as

Sponsored R&D in India: The project sponsoring pattern and main outcome of projects sponsored by major central departments/agencies

  • Rakesh Chetal
  • Ashok Raj
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Abstract

This paper examines the project sponsoring pattern and the outcome of extramural R&D with respect to the projects sponsored by country's eleven central agencies during the Seventh Five-Year Plan period. The outcome considered are: contribution of R&D support to development of R&D facilities at the recipient institutions, creation of employment through project posts, development of new technologies, quantum and quality of research publications and generation of doctoral thesis. The paper concludes that sponsored R&D has largely remained one-way flow of funds to a preferred set of institutions (as perceived by each sponsoring agency) and the outcome of the R&D have also remained unexamined by the respective funding agencies. The paper advocates development of a monitoring system which would help in enhancing the utilisation of sponsored R&D and its overall impact on science, society and economy.

Keywords

Journal Citation Report National Importance Indian Space Research Organisation Input Indicator Major Equipment 

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Notes and references

  1. 1.
    NSTMIS,R&D Statistics 1994–95 (Department Science & Technology, New Delhi) September, 1996).Google Scholar
  2. 4.
    Ashok Raj,Directory of Extramural Research and Development Projects and Analysis of Their Outcome, in five volumes (Centre for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies (STEPS), study sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, 1996.Google Scholar
  3. 5.
    For detailed methodology, seeAshok Raj,ibid, Directory of Extramural Research and Development Projects and Analysis of Their Outcome, (Centre for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies (STEPS), study sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, 1996. Volum I.Google Scholar
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    Journal Citation Reports, Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia, USA, 1990.Google Scholar
  5. 8.
    Ashok Raj,Engineering Teachers and Their Productivity in Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy (Centre for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies sponsored by Department of Science & Technology (STEPS), 1993.Google Scholar

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rakesh Chetal
    • 1
  • Ashok Raj
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Science & Technology (DST)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies (STEPS)New DelhiIndia

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