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5) In the light of the objectives and design of the newly announced Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme (PMRF), critically analyse if PMRF would be successful in improving quality of research in the frontier areas of S&T and also stop India’s brain drain.

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5) In the light of the objectives and design of the newly announced Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme (PMRF), critically analyse if PMRF would be successful in improving quality of research in the frontier areas of S&T and also stop India’s brain drain. (250 Words)

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Why this question?

PMRF is a new initiative. It’s good to discuss its merits and demerits. 

Key demand of the question:

By focusing on two aspects – if PMRF is going to stop brain drain and improve quality of research in S&T, you should critically analyse. Though the article focuses on negatives, you should write positives as well.     

Directive Word:

Critically analyse: By dividing answer into various parts as demanded by question, analyse pros and cons. (if the directive word is Analyse, dividing answer into parts is compulsory)

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction, praise that PMRF is a good step towards improving research environment, but also criticise why it’s inadequate. Give a stat or quote any report.  

In the body, there should be TWO main parts: One to highlight merits (less focus), and the Second part on deficiencies. Make sure, your focus remains on brain drain and improving research in frontier (!?) areas of S&T. If possible compare with China/South Korea/USA/Japan (just to add more value)

In the conclusion, write about role of states in helping this goal become real.