As per data compiled by UNESCO Institute of Statistics, India's contribution to world's research publications has increased from 26,000 in 2002 to 44,000 in 2007. This, however, is far behind nations like the US and China.

As per a paper published by the Yale University, the number of students to get PhDs in the US was 41,464 in 2007, while China had 48,112 PhDs in the same year.

(Agencies)

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