Stimulating Research in Universities

 

Stimulating research in Universities:

  1. Introduction of High quality Journals, Conferences, Workshops.
  2. Promotion of Faculty members based on research quality (no. of citations, etc.) and output (number of publications).
  3. Government role: Increased spending on R&D in annual budget.
  4. Government role: Government research grant based on merit of fund seeker and of proposal.
  5. Academia – Industry collaboration: Publication a way of attracting fund from Private sector. Stimulating private sector to collaborate with Academia on research projects.
    • Academia – Industry collaboration promotes high quality research as faculty members strive for solving real problems rather than concentrate solely on increasing number of publications.
  6. Collaboration among Government research laboratories, Academia & Industry.

Higher Education Reform & Development Plans II

 

Higher education reform:

  1. Course, Course content modernization.
  2. Gradual replacement of descriptive questions in exams with problem-based questions (gradual so that questions never go beyond students’ abilities), especially for engineering, science majors. Medicine: gradual increase of clinical case questions in exams.
  3. Problem solving culture among students (CSE, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics) -> Better prepared for Industry.
  4. Emphasis on practical, lab work, Projects (engineering, science majors).