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What are the implications of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Bill, 2023 and the challenges in establishing a comprehensive research ecosystem in India? Discuss.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

6. What are the implications of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Bill, 2023 and the challenges in establishing a comprehensive research ecosystem in India? Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The article discusses the National Research Foundation Bill and its implications for the research ecosystem in India.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the implications of the National Research Foundation Bill and the challenges it may face in establishing a comprehensive research ecosystem.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Introduce the National Research Foundation Bill and its objectives.

Body:

First, write about the major proposals of the National Research Foundation Bill.

Next, write about the Implications of the National Research Foundation Bill – Streamlining research funding, Promoting multidisciplinary research and Focus on high-impact research etc.

Next, write about the challenges it faces – Coordination and integration, Budgetary constraints and Encouraging research culture etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.