ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Open Access: Making Science Research Accessible

Even as the government makes huge investments in science and technology, research publications produced by Indian institutions are not easily available or accessible, thus undermining the visibility and ranking of these institutions. The adoption of an open access policy can close the gap between research outcomes and their dissemination. Expanding access to publicly-funded scientific research through open access has the potential to spur innovation and lead to a growth in patentable discoveries and their commercial applications.

Disability Index

A disability index of education, skill development and employment, based on National Sample Survey and Census 2001 data presents a gloomy picture of the life of the disabled in India. It shows the limitation of various rehabilitation measures adopted by the government and non-governmental organisations. There is also an unawareness of some of the facilities that are available.
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