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A Comparative Study of Funding for Science in India

There is a popular Hindi saying, ‘the sweetness of tea is directly proportional to amount of sweetener added’. The governmental funding to basic and advanced research in the fields of science and technology in the country has been too meagre to realise the dream of ‘India becoming a superpower in scientific research’ (Padma, 2015). The data collected by National Science and Technology Management Information System (NSTMIS) has revealed that though the gross spending on research has been  ascending, nearly tripling...

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