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India's Labs Waking ­p, Surge in Global Science Papers

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Often referred to as a "sleeping giant" in scientific literature, India seems to be waking out of its slumber, says a recent global research report by Thomson Reuters entitled "Research and Collaboration in the new Geography of Science."

Chemistry and Pharmacology are fast becoming the most "published" disciplines in India, according to the report. If the current trajectory continues, the study estimates, India's productivity would well be on par with that of most G-8 nations within eight years and could even overtake them between 2015-2020.

In a testament to its strength in information technology, computer science accounted for the highest increase in world publications from India between 1999-2003 and 2004-2008, increasing by more than 100 percent.

From Indian Express
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