The Division of Science and Know-how stated that India recorded a 10.73% common annual progress charge of publications between 2008 and 2018.
India has seen an exponential enhance within the variety of scientific publications over the past 10 years and is within the third place globally after China and the US, the Division of Science and Know-how (DST) stated on Friday. In keeping with knowledge from the US company, the Nationwide Science Basis (NSF), India is at the moment in third place, solely behind China and the US, with 1,35,788 scientific articles within the 12 months 2018, the DST stated. The NSF database exhibits that India’s progress charge of scientific publication was 12.9 %, as towards the world common of 4.9 %, the DST stated.
India recorded the quickest common annual progress charge of publications between 2008 and 2018 with 10.73%. Compared, the typical annual progress charge of China and the US are 7.81% and 0.71% respectively.
Of the 13,045 patents in 2017-18, as many as 1,937 have been by Indians, in accordance with the DST. Out of 15,550 patents filed by Indians at Indian Patent Workplace in the course of the interval, 65 per cent have been filed from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Delhi, the DST stated.
India’s nationwide funding in analysis and improvement (R&D) has elevated from Rs 1,13,825 crore in 2017-18 to Rs 1,23,847 crore in 2018-19. On the identical time, varied initiatives of the DST such because the Nationwide Initiative For Creating And Harnessing Improvements (NIDHI) have performed an important function to achieve this place, the DST stated. The implementation of initiatives like NIDHI have nurtured 3,681 start-ups by way of the community of round 150 incubators created by the DST and generated 1992 mental property. Additional, within the final 5 years, jobs generated within the type of direct employment have been 65,864 and Rs 27,262 crore of financial wealth, it added.
“Our efforts for connecting the invention ecosystem that excels in creating data and the innovation ecosystem facilitating data consumption have helped result in this transformation, and the fifth Nationwide Science Know-how and Innovation Coverage will assist us take this ahead extra successfully,” DST secretary Ashutosh Sharma stated.