Friday, January 29, 2010

On the Edge of Sustainability: Perspectives on Peri-urban Dynamics

STEPS Working Paper 35: Peri-urban

On the Edge of Sustainability: Perspectives on Peri-urban Dynamics

by Fiona Marshall, Linda Waldman, Hayley MacGregor, Lyla Mehta and Pritpal Randhawa

This paper examines some of the many ways in which the peri-urban has been theorised, considering, in particular, the implications for a normative research agenda towards improved environmental and social justice. The paper discusses the value of different notions of sustainability in the context of the peri-urban, challenging the view that 'sustainability' is not an appropriate goal in relation to cities which are seen, by some urban theorists, as inherently ‘unsustainable’.

Marshall, F., Waldman, L., MacGregor, H., Mehta, L. and Randhawa, P. (2009).
On the Edge of Sustainability: Perspectives on Peri-urban Dynamics, STEPS Working Paper 35, Brighton: STEPS Centre.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

7th Asialics : Global Recession and Reform of Innovation Systems in Asia

7th Asialics International Conference : Global Recession and Reform of Innovation Systems in Asia

15-17 April 2010

Organized by Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER), Taipei, Taiwan

Conference Objectives
  • Assessing various policies, programs and trends related to innovation at the regional, national and firm levels in Asia, especially in times of global recession
  • Enabling policy learning to take place across Asian countries
  • Extending the frontiers of academic research
  • Facilitating cross-border networking and research collaboration
  • Promoting the interchange of ideas among S&T policy research communities in Asia
Conference theme: Global Recession and Reform of Innovation Systems in Asia


  • Global recession and possibility of emergence of Asian Innovation System
  • Assessing various policies, programs, institutions and trends related to innovation at the regional, national, city, and sectoral levels in Asia, especially in times of global recession
  • Comparative case studies of innovations at the firm level during global recession
  • Emerging Issues on Innovation Systems & Asia

Call for papers
One-page abstracts of papers can either be submitted by e-mail or fax to the conference organizer.

Full paper submission guidelines
Only novel research is eligible for presentation. Furthermore, only previously unpublished work will be eligible for possible inclusion either in an edited book or a journal special issue. Please write the text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). On the first page of the paper, you must indicate which of the conference sub-themes the paper falls into (see home page for a list of sub-themes). Additionally, the paper title, author’s name, affiliation, full postal address, as well as email address should appear on the first page. A concise and factual abstract, able to stand alone from the paper, is required (maximum length 150 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. References in the abstract should be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. All text in the manuscript should be in double-spaced typing. Ample margins should be left on both sides of the page. Each page of the typescript should be numbered. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively and placed together in single-spacing at the bottom of the relevant page. Accepted papers will be included in a conference CD.

  • 1 March 2010: Deadline for Abstract Submission
  • Notification of Acceptance Within Five Working Days since Abstract Submission
  • 5 March 2010: Deadline for Registration at Discount Rate
  • 1 April 2010: Deadline for Paper Submission

GLOBELICS 2010 - Making Innovation Work for Society: Linking, Leveraging and Learning

GLOBELICS 2010 - 8th International Conference
Making Innovation Work for Society: Linking, Leveraging and Learning

Dates: 1-3 November 2010

Organised by: GLOBELICS and University of Malaya

Venue: University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

The Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS) is an international network of scholars who apply the concept of "learning, innovation, and competence building system" (LICS) as their framework and are dedicated to the strengthening of LICS in developing countries, emerging economies and societies in transition. The research aims at locating unique systemic features as well as generic good practices to enlighten policy making relating to innovation, competence building, international competitiveness, regional development, labour market and human capital development. In an increasingly global and knowledge‐based competition, management strategies need to be based upon an understanding of these framework conditions and the public policies which seek to regulate the environment.
GLOBELICS has regional chapters in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Apart from providing training for PhD scholars through the Academy at Lisbon and Tampere, GLOBELICS organises annual conferences. To‐date seven conferences have been organised. The first GLOBELICS conference was held in 2003, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it was followed by the second conference at Beijing, China (2004), the third conference at Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa (2005), the fourth in Trivandrum, India (2006), the fifth in Saratov, Russia (2007), the sixth in Mexico City, Mexico (2008) and the seventh in Dakar, Senegal (2009). All seven conferences were attended by leading scholars in the field from both the developed and developing worlds.

Call for Papers
Theme: Making Innovation Work for Society: Linking, Leveraging and Learning

- Science and technology for the poor
- Managing innovation and entrepreneurship
- Human capital: domestic build up, brain drain, brain gain, brain exchange and brain circulation
- Measuring innovation, technical change and productivity
- IPR regimes, indigenous knowledge and innovation for development
- Culture, society, ethics and innovation
- Multinationals and knowledge flows
- Macro, meso and micro interactions
- Sectoral innovation systems
- Health and healthcare innovation systems
- Energy, environment and development

The conference will include a variety of sessions including keynote speeches, plenary and paper sessions to address the various themes of the conference. A special workshop for senior policy makers from ASEAN member countries is also included in the programme.

PhD students' paper competition and financial supports
  • Ph.D students' paper competition: Ph.D. students currently in programs of developing countries may enter the PhD students' paper competition. Winners will receive free accommodation and travel support, a small grant to support their research and a diploma.
  • Financial supports: Ph.D. students with accepted papers (one person per paper and only the person who is registered as the presenter of the paper) will be provided local hospitality during the conference. Ph.D. students from developing countries with accepted papers will also be provided some travel support. Participants should be prepared though to pay for all other expenses in the hotel like internet, telephone, laundry, city tour, and other social events.

Important dates

  • 30 May 2010: deadline for paper submission by graduate students
  • 18 June 2010: deadline for paper submission by others
  • 30 September 2010: deadline for registration
Paper review and acceptance
We invite original (unpublished) submissions on the themes of the conference to be presented via the conference website or the secretariat's e‐mail. We especially welcome the participation of young researchers. Acceptance of participation will be based on full papers only. The selection of papers will be based on a peer review process by the Conference Scientific Committee. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 30 July 2010. The length of papers must not exceed 12,000. All presented papers will be placed on the conference website. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Institutions and Economies and African Journal of Science Technology,Innovation and Development.

Patenting Public-Funded Research for Technology Transfer

ICRIER Working Paper No. 244

Patenting Public-Funded Research for Technology Transfer: A Conceptual-Empirical Synthesis of US Evidence and Lessons for India

January 2010


Amit Shovon Ray

Sabyasachi Saha

The question of protecting intellectual property rights by academic inventors was never seriously contemplated until the introduction of the Bayh-Dole Act in 1980 in the US. The Act allowed universities to retain patent rights over inventions arising out of federally-funded research and to license those patents exclusively or non-exclusively at their discretion. This particular legislation was a response to the growing concern over the fact that federally funded inventions in the US were not reaching the market place. In this paper, we present a critical review of the US experience after the Bayh-Dole Act and argue that the evidence is far from being unambiguous. We discuss the debate surrounding the Act – the extent to which it was successful in achieving its objectives, the unintended consequences, if any, and more generally, the effectiveness of IPR as a vehicle of technology transfer from universities. We also discuss the limited evidence on Bayh-Dole type legislations introduced in other countries. A new legislation, along the lines of the US Bayh-Dole Act – The Protection and Utilisation of Public Funded IP Bill, 2008 – is presently before the Indian parliament. The paper presents an Indian perspective against the backdrop of the US experience in an attempt to draw concrete lessons for India.

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Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change

Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change

Special Issue of Participatory Learning and Action

Guest edited by Hannah Reid, Mozaharul Alam, Rachel Berger, Terry Cannon, Angela Milligan

Volume 60, Number 1, December 2009

This special issue focuses on community-based approaches to climate change adaptation, building on the priorities, knowledge, and capacities of local people. It discusses how community-based approaches have emerged, and compares them with other participatory development and disaster risk reduction approaches. It highlights innovative participatory methods to help communities analyse the causes and effects of climate change, integrate scientific and community knowledge, and plan appropriate adaptation measures.

Table of Contents
  • Community-based adaptation to climate change: an overview [Authors: Reid, Hannah; Alam, Mozaharul; Berger, Rachel; Cannon, Terry; Huq, Saleemul; Milligan, Angela]
  • Combining different knowledges: community-based climate change adaptation in small island developing states [Authors: Kelman, Ilan; Mercer, Jessica; West, Jennifer J.]
  • Children's participation in community-based disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change [Authors: Tanner, Thomas; Garcia, Mercedes; Lazcano, Jimena; Molina, Fatima; Molina, Grace; Rodriguez, Gonzalo; Tribunalo, Baltz; Seballos, Fran]
  • Katalysis: helping Andean farmers adapt to climate change [Authors: Sherwood, Stephen; Bentley, Jeffery]
  • Ethics and methods in research for community-based adaptation: reflections from rural Vanuatu [Author: Warrick, Olivia]
  • Participatory rice variety selection in Sri Lanka [Authors: Berger, Rachel; Weregoda, Rohana; Rathnabharathie, Varuna]
  • Lessons from a participatory transboundary water governance project in West Africa [Author: Wong, Sam]
  • Participatory threedimensional mapping for disaster risk reduction [Authors: Gaillard, Jean-Christophe; Maceda, Emmanuel A.]Amplifying children's voices on climate change: the role of participatory video [Author: Plush, Tamara]
  • Farmers become filmmakers: climate change adaptation in Malawi [Authors: Baumhardt, Fernanda; Lasage, Ralph; Suarez, Pablo; Chadza, Charles]
  • Developing a climate change analysis - extract adapted from CHRISTIAN AID ADAPTATION TOOLKIT
  • Rain calendars: a tool for understanding changing rainfall patterns and effects on livelihoods [Authors: Awuor, Cynthia; Hammill, Anne]
  • Mental models: understanding the causes and consequences of climate change [Authors: Tschakert, Petra; Sagoe, Regina]
  • Child-friendly participatory research tools [Authors: Molina, Grace; Molina, Fatima; Tanner, Thomas; Seballos, Fran]
  • Participatory scenario development for climate change adaptation [Authors: Bizikova, Livia; Dickinson, Thea; Pintér, László]
  • Reflections on practical ethics for participatory community-based adaptation [Authors: Absalom, Elkanah; Rambaldi, Giacomo]
  • Communication maps: a participatory tool to understand communication patterns and relationships [Author: Zaveri, Sonal]
  • Rivers of life [Author: Moussa, Ziad]
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

National Forum on Mobile Applications for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development

National Forum on Mobile Applications for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development

7-9 April 2010, New Delhi

Organized by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in association with World Bank

Theme of the Forum: "Mobile Applications for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development"

Call for Papers

The purpose of the initiative is to consult and appraise the stakeholders regarding global developments in mobile applications, next generation telecom reforms and citizen centric applications of mobile and new media technologies as well as enhance the capacity of various government agencies in conceptualizing and deploying inclusive e-Governance projects. In addition to government agencies, experts from various parts of the globe are invited to share their experiences and learning practices with the participants during three day deliberations.
The proposed forum offers an opportunity for the m-governance professionals, government practitioners, industry, civil society organizations and academia to present innovative project ideas on mobile applications, learning from existing initiatives and research papers as per the themes of the forum. The World Bank is the knowledge partner for the proposed forum.
Call for papers for the forum is now open. The deadline for submitting the abstracts for the forum is 10th February 2010. The selected papers, case studies may be published in the Compendium on Mobile Applications that is expected to be one of the outcomes of the proposed forum.

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National Research Conference on Climate Change

National Research Conference on Climate Change

Organized jointly by IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, and Centre for Science and Environment

Supported by ClimateWorks Foundation

Venue: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Dates: March 5-6, 2010

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) are organizing a National Research Conference on Climate Change to be held at IITD on March 5 and 6, 2010.

This conference will cover major topics on scientific, technical, economic, and policy aspects of climate change relevant to India. Such a conference is the first in a series of annual conferences on this kind, with the possibility of targeted satellite conferences that are aimed at exploring particular themes in the climate arena (such as energy, disaster mitigation and adaptation, water, agriculture, etc.).

The main goals of this and future related conferences are to enhance capacity for climate research and action in the country by:

a. Identifying existing institutions and activities that are engaged in climate-related work in India;

b. Developing a common understanding of key issues;
c. Identifying lacunae in science, policy, and action that need particular attention;
d. Deepening and broadening institutional engagement, especially engaging smaller academic institutions and NGOs in local climate-related activities across all parts of the country;
e. Strengthening a sense of "community" among researchers;
f. Initiating the development of an Indian Climate Research Network and an Indian Climate Action Network;
g. Initiate a platform for a dialogue between researchers, NGOs, and policy-makers

We invite abstracts from faculty and other researchers, students, and practitioners in the areas relevant to the conference (see attached agenda). Selected abstracts will receive a slot for presentation or for the poster session. There will also be panel discussions involving invited speakers from a range of backgrounds.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should also contain author affiliation(s) and contact details. Please send the abstract to NCCC2010[at], indicating which session/ topic for which it should be considered. Please also indicate if financial support will be needed for attending the conference (limited funding is available for travel and local expenses).
  • Abstract submission deadline: February 5, 2010
  • Acceptance notification: February 10, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Workshop on IPRs in Nanotechnology: Issues, Trends and Challenges for India

Workshop on IPRs in Nanotechnology: Issues, Trends and Challenges for India

Date: 28 January 2010

Venue: Conference Room, TERI, New Delhi

Organized by: Science and Technology Area, Resources and Global Security Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); in association with IDRC

As part of our IDRC supported 3 year project on "Capability, Governanceand Nanotechnology Developments: a focus on India", the Science andTechnology Area, TERI is organizing a one day stakeholder workshop on IPRs in Nanotechnology: Issues, Trends and Challenges for India on 28th January 2010 at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India Habitat Centre,New Delhi. The overall aim of the workshop is to discuss the broad issuesand challenges which emerge in the context of IPRs in the emergent field ofnanotechnology for India. The workshop hopes to provide a platform fordiverse stakeholders to deliberate on these issues and arrive atrecommendations for the Indian IPR regime, which helps reconciles the dualobjectives of incentivising invention and ensuring the public good.

The workshop is broadly divided into the following four sessions:

  • Session I: Reconciling innovation with the public good: Challenges for the Indian IP Regime in Nanotechnology
  • Session II: The Indian Nano Patent Landscape and Key Players
  • Session III: IPRs in Public Funded Nano Research: Incentivising public funded research or Privatisation of 'public goods'?
  • Session IV: Facilitating Public Access to Nanotechnology Innovations: Beyond IP

RSVP: Ms. Indrani Barpujari

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Draft Agenda

Further Details

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Financial Times Article "India: A Nation Develops"

India: A Nation Develops

By Joe Leahy

Published: Financial Times, January 10 2010

Walk into the John F. Welch Technology Centre in Bangalore and you could be forgiven for thinking you have strayed into Q division – the laboratory dedicated to inventing new gadgets – from a James Bond film.

In one area of General Electric's 1m-square-foot research and development centre, named for the company's former chief executive, scientists are testing a special "pedestrian-safe" bumper bar for cars, which can hit people at speed without maiming them. Elsewhere, boffins are working on locomotive engines that run on methanol extracted from grass growing alongside India's railway lines, and on super-compact medical equipment that costs a fraction of the price of similar products in the west.

Opened in 2000 with 275 scientists and engineers, today the centre employs 4,300 – or one in six of GE's researcher "technologists" worldwide. This year, this ratio will increase to one in four, according to Guillermo Wille, the centre's managing director.


Location, location
India had 200 research and development centres belonging to multinational corporations as of early 2007 – up from three in 1985, according to a study by the National University of Singapore's Asia Research Institute. About 40 per cent were in Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, about 20 per cent in Delhi and about 15 per cent in or near Mumbai. The remainder were scattered throughout the country.

Frugal engineering
Measuring innovation is a difficult exercise, particularly when it involves research and development centres that, though located in India, belong to large multinationals.
A study published in September by the National University of Singapore's Asia Research Institute sought to establish whether these centres simply provide support to the R&D capabilities of their parent groups, or whether they are indeed contributing their share of ideas and innovation.
Professors V.V. Krishna and Sujit Bhattacharya, the co-authors of "Internationalisation of R&D and the global nature of innovation: emerging trends in India", found that the number of patents granted in the US for innovations developed in the Indian R&D centres of multinationals rose sharply in the past decade, from fewer than 50 a year before 2000 to more than 300 by 2007. During the same decade, the number of patent applications soared to 500 a year by 2007, the study found.
Indian R&D centres belonging to Texas Instruments, IBM and General Electric were the leading recipients of US patents.

Prof Bhattacharya says this shows a shift taking place. In the past, manufacturing could be moved around the world easily but R&D capabilities were only rarely located outside the rich countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. But now R&D is being conducted by foreign companies in India.

Combined with an Indian mindset, – cost consciousness is innate to the culture – there are hopes among academics and industrialists that these centres could prove formidable in coming up with innovations.

To illustrate this frugal approach, Prof Bhattacharya recalls a recent trip to Calcutta, India's former industrial powerhouse. "[Calcutta] has always prided itself on affordability – you can get whatever you want, you will be able to afford it no matter what your spending power," he says. "There I saw these cups in which you can buy tea – small cups no bigger than a shot glass, priced at one rupee or two rupees or three rupees, like you might use for whisky, but these were for tea."

Paolo Martelli, regional director for South Asia at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank, which invests in Indian companies, says this mentality has already changed the telecommunications industry, with mobile phone calls in India today costing less than one US cent per minute.

"A lot of industries are being reshaped based on this different model, which entails a very low cost of production, huge [volumes] and very low margin but, overall, incredible cash flow," he says.

Indeed, while multinationals are only just beginning to tap into India's gift for low-cost innovation, domestic conglomerates are already producing numerous such goods for emerging markets.

Aside from the Tata Nano, the world's cheapest car, the country's engineers have come up with a battery-powered ultra-low cost fridge for districts that suffer from electricity blackouts, and an automatic teller machine for rural areas that costs very little to buy and uses minimal electricity.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

India 2009: A Reference Annual

India 2009: A Reference Annual

Compiled by
Research, Reference and Training Division

Published by:
Publications Division
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of India

53rd Edition
ISBN: 978-81-230-1557-6

INDIA 2009 is an updated and comprehensive edition of the Reference Annual containing information on varied subjects related to our country like economy, rural and urban development, industry and infrastructure, art and culture, health, defence, mass communication etc. It incorporates sections on Science & Technology, Education, Information Technology, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Sports, Events of the past year and latest ones too. A rich source of authoritative and definitive data on all these subjects makes it a compulsory read for students as well as for researchers and academics.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

EPW Article by Ravi Shukla, CSSP

Reimagining Citizenship: Debating India's Unique Identification Scheme
by Ravi Shukla, CSSP
Economic & Political Weekly (EPW), 9 January 2010, vol xlv no 2.

The unique identification scheme opens up several possibilities for both governance issues and market logic. Despite enabling the identification of a person and pinpointing that X is X, the UID scheme can nevertheless bring about sharp, though problematic, shifts as well. Notably, the apparatuses of state within the premise of the UID scheme are not expected to be posed as a radical contrast to the market but rather as a node point bearing citizen data and therefore capable of operating as a facilitator and mediator of market information. At the technical level as well, the debate over the UID is far from over.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Science Communication through Print Media

Short-Term Training Course on Science Communication through Print Media

3-5 March 2010

Organized by
Training Division
National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), New Delhi, India

Broad course contents:
  • Science popularization in the Indian context
  • Basics of popular science writing for magazines and newspapers
  • Research communication versus popular communication
  • Science communication through R&D newsletters, reports, etc.
  • Creation of information resources, e.g. encyclopaedic publications, etc;
  • Use of modern IT tools in science communication;
  • Role of graphic arts in popular science communication
  • Production of S&T publications
COURSE FEE for participants from:
  • India Rs. 1200/= (Without Accommodation); Rs. 1600/= (With Accommodation)
  • SAARC/ Vietnam US$ 80 (With Accommodation)
  • Other Countries US$ 110 (With Accommodation)

How to apply:
Application form is available at or can be obtained by sending an email to Filled in application form along with the appropriate course fee is to be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of "Director, NISCAIR" and sent to In-Charge (Training), Education and Training Division, NISCAIR, 14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi - 110067

Dr. Narendra Kumar,
In-Charge, Training Division,
National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR)
14, Satsang Vihar Marg
New Delhi-110 067
Tel: +91-11-26965094/+91-11-26863617
FAX: +91-11-26862228
E-mail: training[at]; narendrakumar[at]

Monday, January 4, 2010

Indian Citation Index (ICI) Launched

Launching Beta Version of Indian Citation Index (ICI)

"Indian Citation Index (ICI)" is a long awaited product/tool for the benefit of R&D community including planners, decision makers, funding agencies etc. You are well aware that "Indian Citation Index" is in talks by many people, organizations, and groups etc. for two decade but nothing could be translated. With a view to address this long felt need I started from July 2009 to plan, develop and bring out a multidisciplinary Indian Citation Index (ICI) through a society named "Knowledge Foundation" and in collaboration with M/s Divan Enterprise.

Apparently, India is contributing good amount of knowledge contents but there is no tool for evaluation and measurement of its impact, quality and quantity. At international level few tools/databases like WoS and SCOPUS are available but coverage of Indian knowledge contents in these databases are negligible. Therefore, these tools/databases are not adequate to evaluate/analyze India's knowledge contents. To resolve similar limitation of international databases, few countries, like China, Korea, Japan etc. have already brought out their own citation indexes but we could not do it.

Indian researchers, scholars, policymakers, planners, decision takers, funding agencies and others too are facing it as a big problem to perform objectively and therefore, they essentially need this tool on immediate basis.

Indian Citation Index Database (ICI) is a multidisciplinary research platform primarily intend to perform literature search and multiple angle evaluation using citations similar to international databases like WoS and SCOPUS. Citation databases are specialized Abstracting & Indexing information products used to evaluate, map and measure information contents using citations as the association of R&D ideas. The references that researchers cite in their papers make explicit links between their current research and prior work in the literature archive. Indian Citation Index (ICI) organizes these intellectual links by listing both cited and citing works. Like other indexes, ICI enables users to move back in time to previously published papers, but uniquely one can also look forward in time to determine who has subsequently cited an earlier piece of research.

Indian Citation Index (ICI) is a home grown database, planed to have multidisciplinary information/knowledge contents from about 1000 top Indian scholarly journals. It provides powerful search engine basically to perform search and evaluation for researchers, policy makers, decision makers etc.

At present, it is planned to start with five years back files (depth) which would go over 10 years and beyond in next few month's time. ICI right now is in zero version stage and its alpha version is being issued for users feedback and comments by 15th January 2010 and thereafter shortly its beta version would be launched. It is also planed and working accordingly that in next few months ICI with full search and analytic features would be served to users for using long awaited essentially needed information product. The ICI is owned by M/s Divan Enterprise for all practical purposes.

With above brief introduction, it is requested to use it and give your opinion, comments, observation etc. so that ICI may be corrected/molded accordingly and it can be made user friendly to extent possible . Here I would like to mention that so far the developed stage of ICI is 20% only of the total development and rest 80% development is going on rigorously which would be available to users soon. Currently you may access it by URL:

I wish you very happy new year 2010 and look forward for your feedback/ comments etc. on ICI as a product and its utility.

Thanks -----------------------

Prakash Chand

Email: prakash[at]

Indian Citation Index (ICI)