The Union Government of India on 24 September 2013 constituted a committee for evaluation of research and rankings by promoting healthy competition among institutions, departments and individual researchers.
The committee will review the existing funding of research and it will also prepare a strategy for selective approach in allocation of funds to academic institutions to encourage research. It will also aims at ensuring that some of the institutions reach the global standards in research performance.
The committee consists of 18 members. The committee was chaired by K. Vijay Raghavan, Secretary of Department of Biotechnology.
The committee was appointed in background of performance by India’s higher educational institutions in world rankings this year is not encouraging.