UGC to set up ‘CARE’ to refine research publication

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NEW DELHI: UGC has constituted a committee to review its quality mandate relating to promotion of research and to review the existing M Phil/ Ph D regulations, GoI Minister of State (HRD), Satya Pal Singh in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question said on Monday.
“Credibility of research publications is extremely important because it has a direct impact upon the individual, institutional and national image. With an aim to refine and strengthen the University Grants Commission (UGC) approved list of journals, the UGC has issued a Public Notice dated 28th November 2018, and decided to establish a Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (CARE). The good quality research journals in disciplines under Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages, Arts, Culture, Indian Knowledge Systems, etc. will be maintained by CARE and referred to as ‘CARE Reference List of Quality Journals’. This will be used for all academic purposes. The ‘CARE Reference List of Quality Journals’ will be regularly updated and published by the UGC and the Members of the Consortium at their respective websites,” an official release read.
—PIB