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Deteriorating Quality

Whis is with reference to your editorial ‘Whither Social Science Research?’ (EPW, September 1). I agree that the large amount of research work that is taking place today is not really adding to the substantial body of scholarship and knowledge. As regards young talent interested in academic inquiry, they are not able to fulfil their aspirations in academic institutions due to various reasons such as the environment not being conducive to academic inquiry.

Whis is with reference to your editorial ‘Whither Social Science Research?’ (EPW, September 1). I agree that the large amount of research work that is taking place today is not really adding to the substantial body of scholarship and knowledge. As regards young talent interested in academic inquiry, they are not able to fulfil their aspirations in academic institutions due to various reasons such as the environment not being conducive to academic inquiry. As rightly pointed out by the Vaidyanathan Committee, the lukewarm interest in serious and sustained scholarly research is reflected in the poor quality of the output.

T Prabhakar Reddy

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