Analysis of Social Science Research in India: A Mapping Report
17 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2019
Date Written: June 2, 2019
There is a growing recognition of the importance of social science research in India but still the standards and quality of research are declining. The systemic deficiencies in academic research and higher education focus on the quantity of research rather than quality. India represents a chaotic and unplanned structure of social science research. The present study aims to highlight the status of social science research in India. The data from various publications of ICSSR committee review and UGC annual report is being projected to scrutinize the social science doctoral research work in India during the period of 2017-2018. The paper also tried to find out some social science issues and challenges from pre-independence to post-independence in India. Major sources of funding and the role of government in promoting social science research are analyzed precisely. Suggestions and policy implications have been recommended to the practitioners to stimulate the phenomenal growth of social sciences in India.
Keywords: Social science research, Higher education, issues and challenges, government funding, systematic deficiencies
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