Factors Affecting Researcher Productivity of Public and Private Universities in the Global South: the Case of Indian Academia

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Miss. Japji Kaur
Professor Seema Singh


Research productivity not only plays a vital role in the development of higher education institutes but it is also equally important for academic evolution of faculty. The STEM researchers from global south look for higher educational opportunities in the global north than in their own nations due to several constraints. They prefer to move to nations like USA, UK to pursue their careers because of issues like lack of funding or research infrastructure etc in their nations. This article explores factors influencing research engagement, with a primary focus on academia from underrepresented Global South communities. It compares the factors affecting researcher productivity in STEM branches of public and private engineering colleges in Delhi, India by conducting a census of the heads of departments of engineering colleges in Delhi using principal component analysis and gives recommendations further.

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