Research & Publications

Developing Indian Based Content and Promoting Research

India is rapidly enlarging its research presence globally. Its output expanded nearly three times the world average over the last decade, some 146%, from 21,269 Web of Science papers in 2003 to 45,639 in 2012. It is an impressive growth and gained for the nation an increase in world share of 1.1%, from 2.5% to 3.6%.For 2008 to 2012, India captured its greatest world share of papers in engineering and technology at 4.8%.

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Editorial and Review Board

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Edutech Magazines

Four decades ago, significant discoveries were numerous, but most occurred in the well-established economies of Europe and North America. In 1973, about two-thirds of the nearly 400,000 research publications had an author in one of the G7 countries.

Today, this has changed dramatically. Four times as many documents - more than 1.75 million journal publications - are being indexed, and barely half will have a G7 author. A significant part of the change is attributable to rapid research growth in five countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Korea.

India prides itself in having one of the largest technical manpower in the world. Noting that the country would have to depend on technologies derived from Indian science to improve its innovativeness index, Applied & fundamental research is the crying need of the nation to foster research culture in our academia and universities.

The first and foremost challenge that confronts the government is of encouraging enough people to take up research. With fewer researchers, the country of over 1.2 billion people has one of the lowest of scientific workforce, ranking even below Chile, Kenya including the US and UK when it comes to research workforce density in the labour population. This has a direct impact on the number of patents and research paper India puts out. During the decade 2003-12 the citation impact rose from about half to three quarters of the world average. And yet, while India’s contribution of highly cited papers, as a percentage of total output, has improved, it has remained stubbornly low, achieving by 2011 only about half of the 1% expected (the definition of highly cited papers). There is much good scientific research in India but a seeming dearth of contributions at the highest level, when measured by citation impact.

If India wants to position itself as an economic superpower in the coming decades, there is a serious amount of work to be done and a lot of ground to cover especially in research and development. India needs a substantial number of researchers to do basic research that lead to the generation of new knowledge necessary to increase productivity of educational, business and industrial organizations. India needs to advance the research agenda by working in collaboration with academia, society and industry. Interdependence between these three is a must for any kind of research output. Only an organization that works with a collaborative model between academia, government and corporate can make it possible and that is the reason why ICT Academy’s, one of the pillar is Research and Publications.

JOURNALS

ICT Academy promotes research and publication as one of its major pillar through JOURNALS. JOURNALS are peer-reviewed International Journals published quarterly.

ICT Academy Magazines

ICT Academy publishes 2 magazines on quarterly basis, named “ICT Connect” and “ICT Evolve” with an objective to provide a platform for students, teachers, researchers and corporate executives to share best practices in the industry, learn technological advancements in ICT, obtain career guidance, skill development, and gain exposure to Case studies, Skill Gap Analysis, teaching and learning methodologies, and receive information on areas emergent in ICT Industry etc.

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