Shri Y.S. Chowdary, Minister of State for the Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, in a written reply to a Question in Rajya Sabha today, informed the House that as per Elsevier Report 2016 based on SCOPUS database, India’s research performance in Science and Technology has improved significantly over the past years.
Further, the Minister, in his reply, stated that the scholarly output in the field of science and technology has grown at a rate of 13.9% as against the world average growth rate of 4.1% during 2009-13. India’s global citation impact in scientific research has increased to 0.75 during 2009-13 from 0.68 during 2006-10, whereas World average citation impact stands at 1.0. India’s scholarly output increased to 106,065 papers in 2013 from 62,955 papers in 2009.