Monday, June 23, 2008
Increse in number of science PhDs
Between 1983 and 2003, India’s science PhDs went up from 3,886 to 6,318, while it went up from 2,430 to 3,780 in the UK. South Korea, which began with 281 PhDs, surged to 3225, while Taiwan began with 8 and closed at 202.This was revealed by a recent study by an expert group of scientists set up under the Union science & technology ministry to look into India’s science status.the US has four times the number of PhDs in India, both in 1983 and 2003, despite having a population of about 280 million compared to India's 1 billion. And the largest science and aerospace company in the US, General Electric generates a turnover of over $100 billion.