Friday, June 21, 2019

Research published in pay-and-publish journals won’t count: UGC panel

The four-member panel was formed by the UGC late last year after The Indian Express published a series of investigative reports on how India has emerged as one of the biggest markets for “predatory” publishers of substandard research journals. 

Suggesting sweeping reforms to promote the quality of research in India, a UGC panel has recommended that publication of research material in “predatory” journals or presentations in conferences organised by their publishers should not be considered for academic credit in any form.
They include selection, confirmation, promotion, appraisal, and award of scholarships and degrees, the panel has suggested. The committee, which submitted its 14-page report to the UGC recently, has also recommended changes in PhD and MPhil programmes, including a new board for social sciences research.

The four-member committee — headed by P Balram, former director of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru — was formed by the UGC late last year after The Indian Express published a series of investigative reports on how India has emerged as one of the biggest markets for “predatory” publishers of substandard research journals.

The reports showed how over 300 “predatory” publishers bring out journals that claim to be international and publish papers for a “charge” ranging from $30-$1,800 per piece. Some of the prominent publishers featured in the investigation were OMICS, Austin, Science Domain, IAEME and IOSR Journals, which together bring out over 1,200 journals on subjects ranging from medicine to management.

Last week, the UGC launched the Consortium of Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) to approve a new official list of academic publications.

In its report, the Balram committee has recommended the creation of a board under the UGC for research in social sciences and humanities with separate allocation of funds. It has also suggested the appointment of a Dean for research and development in every university linked to externally funded grants and projects.

On predatory journals and conferences organised by their publishers, the committee’s report said: “The mandatory requirement of publication in journals/conference proceedings for award of doctoral degrees and as a metric in evaluating faculty under the API (Academic Performance Index) score has resulted in a proliferation of predatory journals and conferences, which have abandoned classical peer review as a method of quality control.”
When contacted by The Indian Express, Balram said: “We submitted the report recently. It is a very brief report on the improvement of quality of research. It is up to the UGC, HRD Ministry and state governments to implement it.”

Bhushan Patwardhan, UGC Vice Chairperson, confirmed that the Commission has received the report. “It will be considered by the UGC in its next meeting scheduled in July,” he said.
Apart from Balram, the committee includes Sharad Deshpande, former professor and head, Department of Philosophy, Savitribai Phule University, Pune; Shridhar R Gadre, Distinguished Professor, Savitribai Phule University, Pune; and, Anitha Kurup, Dean, National Institute of Advanced Studies, IISc campus.

For the effective implementation of its recommendations, the committee has suggested that an empowered panel of eminent academicians be set up to work with UGC nodal officers for new schemes. It has also asked the UGC to revamp its regional centres and initiate capacity building programmes for its staff to build in-house expertise.


Key recommendations of UGC panel:
-Papers in predatory journals won’t count
-New board for social sciences research
-R&D Dean in every university
-Short-term internship in policy organisations
-100 post-doctoral fellowships per year in social sciences, humanities
-Translation programme for regional research



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Today's personality

Monday, June 17, 2019

Today's Personality


The circle of life and death - A new exhibition sees three female artists explore these concepts in their individual ways

                                                        Source: DNA-17th June,2019

Barhveen kamyaab hone ke baad bana sakte hain in shobon mein career

                                               Source: URDU TIMES-17th June,2019

Thane mein Anjuman Khandesh aur Kalsekar college ke ishteraak se kamyaabi ke sath career guidance seminar ka inequad

                                             Source: URDU TIMES-17th June,2019

Ek start up jo aalimi masnuaat ko gahakon se jod raha hai

                                                 Source: INQUILAB-17th June,2019

Karobar shuru karne ke chand aham maraahil

                                                    Source: INQUILAB-17th June,2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Civil Service ke Mains imtehan ke 'compulsory language papers' ka nisab aur iski tayyari ke mutalliq aham batein

                                                      Source: INQUILAB-13th June'2019

Miliye Doctor Bushra Bano jinhon ne gharelu wa daftari zimmedaroyin ko nibhate huey civil service mein kamyabi hasil ki

                                               Source: INQUILAB-13th June'2019


"Mujjhe angrezi zaban se behad dilchaspi hai' Main professor banna chahta hoon"

                                                  Source: INQUILAB-13th June'2019

UPSC Engineering Services (IES) Main Exam Admit Card 2019 Released, Check Direct Download Link

UPSC Engineering Services (IES) Main Exam Admit Card 2019 Download: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2019 eAdmit Card 2019 on the official website. The candidates who were declared successful in the prelims exam, can download their admit card from the official recruitment portal of the UPSC,


Engineering a change

Students will be allowed to take break- off to start startups and complete internship.

Nurture Merit Launches to Help Students Find the Right College

 If you thought clearing undergraduate entrance exams like CET, NEET, JEE, etc. is tough, try finding colleges and course branches where you can get admission to after clearing these entrance tests. With over 5000 colleges, 300 course branches, and lakhs of students competing, it is even tougher to find colleges with cut-off marks closer to your entrance exam score.

To make things easier for students, Nurture Merit Private Limited, an ed-tech start-up based in Pune has announced the launch of, a free portal for students to search colleges as per their cut off marks.

Pharmacy Profiles Launches the Nation's First One-Stop Repository of Pharmacists' Credentials and Professional Information

Pharmacy Profiles collects, maintains, and verifies pharmacists' professional information, enabling them to unlock their full potential as trusted health care providers
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacy Profiles, the trusted and verified repository of the nation's pharmacist providers, today announces its nationwide launch. A subsidiary of the American Pharmacists Association, Pharmacy Profiles provides a one-stop repository of all of the professional information a pharmacist would need to achieve and maintain full recognition as a health care provider. It will support the nation's pharmacists in unlocking their full potential as trusted health care providers and members of the health care team.
The Pharmacy Profiles Platform, a sophisticated web application uniquely customized for the pharmacy industry and its diverse stakeholders, tracks a comprehensive array of advanced credentials, certifications, licensure, employment, professional interests and more.

Pharmacy Profiles offers two services:
Pharmacist Profile – a free, online tool for pharmacists to maintain all of their professional information in one place.
Credentials Verification Service – a subscription data service to meet the needs of pharmacist employers, payors, government, and other organizations who need to validate credentials and professional information about their pharmacists. This service helps these stakeholders identify and verify pharmacists who are qualified to provide a growing array of patient care services.
"Built by pharmacists for pharmacists, Pharmacy Profiles is forming the data infrastructure to meet the industry's expanding need for up-to-date, verified information about pharmacists," explained Managing Director Todd Dankmyer. "Our pharmacist-centric perspective means that we are always seeking to support pharmacists as they advance their role in providing patient care services."
Aspen RxHealth, a health care technology and services company that provides an app-based intervention technology that connects pharmacists with patients to deliver clinical services, is leveraging the Pharmacy Profiles platform to support the verification of pharmacists in the Aspen RxHealth network. The company is working with Pharmacy Profiles to further validate that the pharmacists in its network have advanced training and skills. 

"Aspen RxHealth's mission is to enable the most responsive community of pharmacists that will deliver unsurpassed outcomes for patients and their families. Working with Pharmacy Profiles, we are confident that our team of pharmacists have the qualifications they need to provide high quality and impactful care," said David Medvedeff, CEO, Aspen RxHealth. 

About Pharmacy Profiles
Pharmacy Profiles, a subsidiary of the American Pharmacists Association, is a data services company that provides a comprehensive, trusted and verified repository of the nation's pharmacist providers. Built by pharmacists for pharmacists, the Pharmacy Profiles Platform enables pharmacists to manage their professional information all in one place and serves as a single source for pharmacist employers, health plans, payors, and other industry professionals to validate credentials and professional information about pharmacists. Pharmacy Profiles helps these stakeholders identify and verify pharmacists who are qualified to provide a growing array of patient care services.
For more information or to claim your Pharmacist Profile,


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Today's Personality

A.R. Kalsekar Polytechnic - Admission Enquiry 2019

                  Source: URDU TIMES-9th June,2019                 

Secularism ki vichaar dhara ko zinda rakhna zaruri hai aur dalit muslim ittehaad Maharashtra ko nayi qayadat dega

                                                     Source: URDU TIMES-12th June,2019

City kid’s fancy mobile app puts users in the pink of health - Fitness First The Health Unit Converter measures users’ water consumption, Body Mass Index

                                                           Source: DNA-12th June,2019


Monday, June 10, 2019

New Arrival Journals

Attend the IEEE Webinar on Non-Patent Literature

Register for an exclusive, 30-minute webinar to learn about the importance of searching and analyzing non-patent literature during the IP research process. The influence of non-patent literature on IP is increasing, so understanding the best strategies for discovering the rich information within these documents can have numerous commercial benefits.

Topic: The Importance of Non-Patent Literature in IP Searches

Date: 12 June 2019

Time: 11:00AM-11:30AM ET

Speaker: Eszter Luk√°cs, IEEE Client Services Manager

Register today to see how incorporating non-patent literature, like IEEE content, into your IP search strategies can provide you with a unique perspective on market opportunities and competition.


Sunday, June 02, 2019

What is ORCID ID?

“How can I build a verified record of my research activities, with automatic updating, and that is interoperable with all the different publishers, funders, and institutions I work with?”

ORCID is an international, interdisciplinary, open, non-proprietary, and not-for-profit organization created by the research community for the benefit of all stakeholders, including you and the organizations that support the research ecosystem.

We provide a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes you from other researchers and a record that supports automatic links among all your professional activities. Your ORCID iD and connections are stored in the ORCID Registry, in an account you own and manage.

ORCID's name was formed from the acronym "open researcher and c>ontributor identifier" -- but just call us "ORCID"! Our vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions and affiliations across time, disciplines, and borders.

ORCID is financially sustained by membership fees from organizational members who come from all sectors of the research community -- associations, funders, publishers, repositories, research organizations, facilities, and more. We do not use data to support advertising services, and we do not have advertising revenue.

ORCID has a committed international staff, located in countries around the world. We are governed by a transparent, majority non-profit, independent Board that is representative of our broad membership.