India beats UK in number of science PhDs

India may have a long way to go before becoming a global powerhouse in science but there’s some reason to celebrate. India has pipped the UK, a biotech power, and left far behind electronics giants South Korea and Taiwan in the number of science doctorates it generated from 1983 to 2003.

Between 1983 and 2003, India’s science PhDs went up from 3,886 to 6,318, while it went up from 2,430 to 3,780 in the UK. South Korea, which began with 281 PhDs, surged to 3225, while Taiwan began with 8 and closed at 202.

Source: Times of India

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