The National Policy Dialogue on university rankings, research evaluation and research funding has sought to increase resources for research instead of focus on teaching.
Speaking at the occasion minister of state of human resource development Shashi Tharoor stated that rankings definitely carry certain value.
“The ranking are 60 per cent research oriented but Indian Universities focus on teaching rather than research. We need to increase resources for research,” Mr Tharoor said.
He pointed out that India has grown from 4,000 universities at the time of Independence to 20,000 currently.
“Focus was undoubtedly on expansion and equity and now we need focus on the third E of excellence,” he said.
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