People say, facebook is a platform that is worth a time machine, that makes you lose your time. In most of the cases, it is taken with the negative mindset. But sometimes, facebook does help you to learn new things; but this is not the New India that I am talking about.
The world states that India is shining and time is not far away, when She will yield gold. But then, there are confounding factors that try to portray that She is still in the darkness of illiteracy and poverty. But, I being a researcher, in the field of molecular biology came across a world report published SIR (SCIMAGO INSTITUTION of RANKINGS), that details how the nations fared all over the world with their resource and scientific mind, pooling in more than 3000 institutes all over the world and providing the critical analysis and associated ranking for the institutes. The aspects that they considered included publications, progress and contribution towards the society. I have gone through the aspects and found out that the report encompasses subjects that includes health science, social science, humanities, physical and chemical sciences as well as biomedical research. The publication were taken from scopus citing system and the analytical survey spanned from 2006-10.
It is note worthy that India has some institutes within this 3000, but I will enlist the rank that they received from the survey, within the first 50%, i.e upto 1000th rank. The full report can be accessed here or downloaded from here.
The listing is as follows:
82- Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
376- Indian Institute of Science BANGALORE
460- Indian Institute of Technology KHARAGPORE
536- University of Delhi DELHI
553- Indian Institute of Technology DELHI
560- Indian Council of Agricultural Research
600- Indian Institute of Technology MADRAS
602- All India Institute of Medical Sciences DELHI
636- Indian Institute of Technology MUMBAI
649- Bhabha Atomic Reseach Center MUMBAI
681-Indian Institute of Technology KANPUR
737- Jadavpur University KOLKATA
738- Benaras Hindu University VARANASI
856- Indian Institute of Technology ROORKEE
859- Annamalai University CHIDAMBARAM
946- Institute of Post Graduate and Medical Research KOLKATA
963- Indian Council of Medical Research
970- Tata Institute of Fundamental Research MUMBAI
BOLD are all India Organisation.
It is note worthy that out of first 1000, India only has a share of 1.8% and 2.9% in the first 1500 institutes.
This share is low, given that a huge chunk of Indian brain works all over the world. Being a researcher, it is not only out right to take burden and excel the nation, as it is the aspect where the name counts and for that good incentives also counts. The latter part and the flow of fund has ample opportunity in the nation, but the problem is, the opportunity has remained so for the past decade or more and has not been transformed into a reality.
I hope, this article reaches the correct mind and in correct manner.